In keeping with a recent tradition of only coming back to this blog when I have something to brag about, I’m pleased (and, honestly, pretty damn shocked) to announce two developments. First, a video story I did with the Wall Street Journal’s Gordon Fairclough earlier this year has been nominated for a Business and Financial Reporting Emmy. The story follows the story of a Mongolian herder, caught up in his country’s version of the subprime lending crisis, who was forced by crushing debt to sell his animals–proof, once again, that a good story trumps technical skill 99% of the time:
Second, a vox pop video I did for GlobalPost on Obama’s visit to China managed to get picked up by the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer–the first flowering of what GlobalPost hopes is a long partnership with NewsHour. While I never imagined I’d win an Emmy, I admit I have fantasized amount making it onto the NewsHour, so this is even cooler in a way.
Proof this actually ran on PBS is here.