Daniel Golden

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Daniel Golden

Daniel Golden is an American journalist, working as a senior editor for ProPublica.[1] He was previously senior editor at Conde Nast's now-defunct Portfolio magazine,[2] and a managing editor for Bloomberg News.[3][4]

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,[5] and the use of development cases (admissions based on potential donations).[6] Golden is also a previous recipient of the 2003 George Polk Award for Educational Journalism.[7]

A series of articles that Golden edited about Corporate Tax Inversions won Bloomberg's first Pulitzer Prize in 2015.[8]

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.[9][10] He is currently working on a book, to be published by Henry Holt and Company, about National Security and Higher Education.


  1. ^ Gordy, Cynthia (2016-09-19). "Daniel Golden to Join ProPublica as Senior Editor". ProPublica. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Daniel Golden | C-SPAN.org". www.c-span.org. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Daniel Golden stories - Bloomberg". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  4. ^ Pérez-Peña, Richard. "More WSJ Veterans Land at Bloomberg News". Media Decoder Blog. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  5. ^ Daniel Golden's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Articles
  6. ^ Golden, Daniel (2006-09-09). "How Lowering the Bar Helps Colleges Prosper". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  7. ^ Daniel Golden of the Wall Street Journal - George Polk Award Winner for Educational Reporting
  8. ^ "Bloomberg Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize". Bloomberg L.P. 2015-04-20. Retrieved 2016-11-12. 
  9. ^ Golden, Daniel (2007-09-25). The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates (Reprint ed.). Broadway Books. ISBN 9781400097975. 
  10. ^ The Price of Admission by Daniel Golden | PenguinRandomHouse.com. 

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