‘WSJ,’ Gannett, ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ Win IRE’s Philip Meyer Awards

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By: E&P Staff

Investigative Reporters and Editors has named three major investigative series from the past year as winners of their Philip Meyer awards, which are awarded each year for the best uses of social science methods in journalism.

The Wall Street Journal won the year’s top honors for a series “The Perfect Payday” about a series of articles over the past year detailing how executives backdated stock options to benefit corporate insiders.

Gannett News Service was also given an award for was recognized for an analysis rating hospitals on care for heart-attack patients. A Philadelphia Inquirer investigation into cheating in New Jersey schools also was recognized.

For more information about the winners, and about the Philip Meyer awards, click here.

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