Too often in the news business, there’s a tendency not to give credit to others covering a story well. I guess it’s just the competitive nature of the business that can make that a hard thing to do. And it’s especially difficult when chasing a fast, unfolding story such as the one involving the investigation of Stanford Financial.
That said, it’s never too late to step back and acknowledge others in the MSM (main stream media) and the blogosphere who are working hard to get the story, while still trying to be fair. After all, this is just an investigation and authorities may well find nothing wrong at Stanford Financial.
I’ve already mentioned Alex Dalmady in a previous post as one who deserve special kudos for being on top of the Stanford story. Others who deserve special mention include Alison Fitzgerald at Bloomberg, Felix Salmon at Portfolio.com, the folks at Talkingpointsmemo.com and the Financial Times’ Alphaville blog.
Any other names to suggest?