Daniel Golden is a Boston-based senior editor at ProPublica. He previously worked as managing editor for education and enterprise at Bloomberg News, where he edited a series on tax inversions that in 2015 earned Bloomberg's first-ever Pulitzer Prize. Golden won a Pulitzer as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in 2004 for a series on preferences for children of alumni and donors in college admissions. He expanded that series into a critically acclaimed 2006 national bestseller, “The Price of Admission.” His book, “Spy Schools,” about foreign and domestic intelligence activities at U.S. universities, will be published by Henry Holt and Company in fall 2017.
Golden spent 17 years as a staff reporter at the Boston Globe, including a stint on its Spotlight team, and served as senior editor for investigations at Conde Nast Portfolio. Among other honors, he has won three George Polk awards, three National Headliner awards, the Sigma Delta Chi award, the Gerald Loeb Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, the New York Press Club Gold Keyboard award, and two Education Writers Association Grand Prizes. He was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for a series exposing recruiting abuses by for-profit colleges. A Harvard College graduate, he was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford in 1997-98.
The Trump administration is preparing to investigate whether Asian Americans are treated unfairly as a result of admissions policies intended to boost the chances of other racial minorities. That inquiry should also look at colleges’ other major affirmative action effort — lower admission standards