David Finkel

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David Finkel
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David Finkel at the 2013 Texas Book Festival.
Born David Louis Finkel
October 28, 1955
Occupation Reporter, writer
Education University of Florida
Notable award(s) MacArthur Fellow
Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

David Louis Finkel (born October 28, 1955) is an American journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 as a staff writer at The Washington Post.[1][2] He is currently[when?] assigned to the national staff as an enterprise reporter. He has also worked for the Post′s foreign staff division. He wrote The Good Soldiers and Thank You for Your Service. He is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow.[3]

Work[edit]

Finkel's book The Good Soldiers describes several months he spent in 2007 as an embedded reporter with 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, also known as the "2-16 Rangers", as they worked to stabilize a portion of Baghdad.[4]

The logs of Bradley Manning's IM chats with Adrian Lamo state that David Finkel had the video which was released as Collateral Murder by Wikileaks but did not release it.[5] David Finkel has never publicly disclosed whether he had the video or not. In a washingtonpost.com webchat, he said, "I based the account in my book The Good Soldiers on multiple sources, all unclassified. Without going into details, I'll say the best source of information was being there.[in Iraq]"[6]

In her personal statements to court, Manning agrees that parts of Finkel's account are quoted from the same source "verbatim", yet she asserts that other events from the source were clearly fabricated by Finkel. [7]

Awards[edit]

Education[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in the Washington, DC area.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The 2006 Pulitzer Prize Winners: Explanatory Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-01. With short biography and reprints of 3 works (December 2005 Washington Post articles).
  2. ^ http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/narrative/digest/resources/bios/finkel-d.html[dead link]
  3. ^ "2012 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grant' Winners". 1 October 2012. AP. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.booktv.org/Program/10974/The+Good+Soldiers.aspx
  5. ^ Poulsen, Kevin; Zetter, Kim (10 June 2010). "‘I Can't Believe What I'm Confessing to You': The Wikileaks Chats". Wired. 
  6. ^ Finkel, David (6 April 2010). "Video shows death of 2 Reuters employees in Baghdad attack". The Washington Post. 
  7. ^ "Bradley Manning's statements during his trial". The Guardian (London). 1 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project winners". Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Kirsten Reach (January 14, 2014). "NBCC finalists announced". Melville House Publishing. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ Admin (January 14, 2014). "Announcing the National Book Critics Awards Finalists for Publishing Year 2013". National Book Critics Circle. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/Home/david-finkel-2013.aspx Promotional announcement for Finkel's 2013 appearance at the Pitzker Military Library

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