Media for Social Responsibility

2013 Media for Social Responsibility Speakers

Michael MossMichael Moss
Investigative reporter with The New York Times

Michael Moss is an investigative reporter with The New York Times, having joined the paper in 2000. In 2010, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for his investigation of the dangers of contaminated meat. Mr. Moss’s hamburger article was the centerpiece of a body of work focused on surprising and troubling holes in the system to keep food safe.

Salt Sugar Fat is an unflattering biography of food in America named for the three ingredients most prevalent in the packaged treats that have taken over grocery stores and plates. Growing out of the New York Times essay that introduced the world to the hyper-processed beef trimmings known as “pink slime,” Michael Moss’ first book is a formidable, trivia-studded brick of industry secrets, but it’s restricted in envisioning solutions.

Before coming to The Times, Mr. Moss was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, New York Newsday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colo., and the High Country News in Lander, Wyo.

He was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his reporting on the lack of protective armor for soldiers in Iraq, and in 1999 for a team effort on Wall Street’s emerging influence in the nursing home industry. Mr. Moss received an Overseas Press Club citation in 2006 for stories on the faulty justice system for American-held detainees in Iraq.

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