Featured journalist: Michael Hudson
For today's featured journalist, we're pleased to highlight Michael Hudson, an editor and reporter at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with a focus on offshore financial secrecy and the global trade in human tissue. Previously a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, the Wall Street Journal and the Roanoke (Va.) Times as well as an investigative editor for Southern Exposure Magazine, Hudson's two decades of reporting on mortgage and banking fraud has earned him a reputation for being the reporter “who beat the world on subprime abuses" and the “Woodward/Bernstein of the mortgage crisis,” among other admirable monikers.
His current project, ICIJ's “Offshore Leaks” investigation, has spawned 30,000 media hits thus far while being called “probably the most significant journalistic collaboration in history” and “the most significant trigger” behind Europe's renewed efforts to crack down on tax havens. The series has also earned both an IRE and a Scripps Howard award, in addition to being named as a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize. Check out his Muck Rack portfolio here, especially his latest piece on how an island paradise became a haven for dirty money, which has already racked up 661 shares!