Find out why two generations of investigative journalists revere James Steele. With longtime collaborator Don Bartlett, he has won two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Magazine Awards, and five George Polk Awards over a 35-year record at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Time, and Vanity Fair.
Steele and Barlett helped launch the field of data journalism through their groundbreaking use of computers to analyze violent crime data in the 1970s. Twenty years later, they co-authored the series America: What Went Wrong? for The Inquirer, called one of the 100 best pieces of journalism of the 20th century by the NYU School of Journalism. Published as a book, the series became a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.