Morton Mintz

Nieman Fellow1964

About Morton Mintz

Morton Mintz, a 1964 Nieman Fellow, is a senior advisor and frequent contributor to the Nieman Foundation’s Watchdog Project. During his 30 years as a reporter at The Washington Post, he broke the thalidomide story in 1962 and then went on to report extensively on unsafe and ineffective medicines and medical devices, including the disastrous Dalkon Shield IUD.

Response: What About Corporate Crime?

By The Economic Sector March 15, 1998

Richard Parker’s paper is an insightful, scholarly and valuable overview. But his analysis of contemporary watchdog economics journalism and his recommendations trouble this long-time reporter. Consider these quotes: "It seems malign" to insist "that we suffer from too little information … Read more