Reporters win award
for Snowden revelations
as spy agency blasted
Glenn Greenwald, at the center of reporting on the spying scandal revealed by Edward Snowden, was one of four reporters honored Friday with a Polk Award.
In an interesting (if twisted) irony, the reporters who blew the lid off the government spying scandal received one of journalism’s top awards the same day their target – the secretive NSA – was blasted over the internet’s biggest security flaw ever.
Criticism directed at the National Security Agency ricocheted around cyberspace after an anonymously sourced Bloomberg story said the agency “exploited” the Heartbleed security bug for years.
Meanwhile, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras – the journalists who first obtained documents from Edward Snowden revealing the NSA’s massive spying operations – visited the US for the first time since their blockbuster reporting to receive the prestigious Polk Award in a ceremony on Friday.
UPDATE: The Pulitzer prize for Public Service journalism was awarded April 14 to The Guardian US and The Washington Post for their reporting on the revelations contained in the Snowden documents.
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