The investigative reporter's mindset
David Barstow, a senior writer for The New York Times, is the winner of three Pulitzer Prizes. This year, he and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab were awarded the Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting for "Walmart Abroad," a series that exposed Walmart's aggressive use of bribery to fuel its rapid expansion in Mexico. In 2009 he was awarded the Pulitzer for "Message Machine," his series about the Pentagon's hidden campaign to influence news coverage of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2004 he and Lowell Bergman were awarded the Pulitzer for Public Service for articles about employers who committed egregious work place safety violations.
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