Daniel Golden (born 1957) is an American journalist, working as a senior editor for ProPublica. He was previously senior editor at Conde Nast's now-defunct Portfolio magazine, and a managing editor for Bloomberg News.
As Deputy Bureau Chief at the Boston bureau of the Wall Street Journal he received the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting in 2004 for a series of articles on admissions preferences in elite American universities, specifically relating to the enormous advantages enjoyed by more affluent white students, and the use of development cases (admissions based on potential donations). Golden is also a three time recipient of the George Polk Award.
He holds a B.A. from Harvard College.
He is the author of The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges—and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates. His second book. Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities, was published by Henry Holt and Co. in October 2017.
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- Daniel Golden's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Articles
- Golden, Daniel (2006-09-09). "How Lowering the Bar Helps Colleges Prosper". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- Daniel Golden of the Wall Street Journal - George Polk Award Winner for Educational Reporting
- "Bloomberg Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize". Bloomberg L.P. 2015-04-20. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
- Yglesias, Matthew (2 June 2017). "Jared Kushner is the domino Trump can least afford to fall in the Russia investigation". Vox. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
- ISBN 9781627796354
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