Columbia Journalism Review
Dean Starkman is editor of The Audit, the business section of the Columbia Journalism Review, and the magazine's Kingsford Capital Fellow. A reporter for two decades, Starkman prior to Columbia was a Katrina Media Fellow with the Open Society Institute, covering the insurance industry’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and spent a year covering white-collar crime on a contract for the Washington Post. He spent eight years as a Wall Street Journal staff writer as national real estate writer, and covering white-collar crime and securities law and the paper industry. A former chief of The Providence Journal's investigative unit, he won numerous national and regional awards and helped lead the team that won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Investigations. He is a graduate of McGill University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His article, "Power Problem," a critical review of pre-crash financial press coverage, was awarded a Mirror Award from Syracuse's Newhouse School; a National Press Club award; and shared the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism from Penn State's College of Communications, in 2010. His «Hamster Wheel» a critique of news-organizations' sped-up productivity requirements, and «The Price of Admission,» a critical review of the crisis bestseller, Too Big To Fail, won feature and opinion writing awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers this year. He is currently working on a book about the financial crisis and the financial media, to be published in the fall of 2012 by Columbia University Press.