Source:21Leonard Downie, Jr, David Barstow, Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab
Affiliation:Arizona State University, The New York Times, independent journalist
David Barstow and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab's investigation into corruption in the world's biggest retailer won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and an IRE Award. Barstow's initial story on how Wal-Mart covered up its use of bribery to fuel its Mexican expansion also won the 2012 Barlett & Steele Award for Investigative Business Journalism. They will discuss how they obtained hundreds of confidential company documents and how they also used Mexico's Freedom of Information Act.