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Michael Moss is an American journalist and author. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2010, [1] and was a finalist for the prize in 2006 and 1999. He is also the recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers [2] and an Overseas Press Club citation. Before joining The New York Times , he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal , New York Newsday , The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel and The High Country News. He has been an adjunct professor at the Columbia School of Journalism and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons. [3]

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  1. Falkenstein, Drew. "Michael Moss (NY Times) Wins the Pulitzer Prize for E. coli Story". Food Poisoning Information. Food Poison Journal . Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  2. "More Loeb winners: Fortune and Detroit News". Taklking Biz News. June 29, 2010. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. "Michael Moss". The New York Times . Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  4. Sifferlin, Alexandra (26 February 2013). "Salt Sugar Fat: Q&A With Author Michael Moss". 26 Feb 2013. TIME . Retrieved 17 May 2013.