LAT’s Nelson Departs To Teach

A day after the LAT was shut out of the Pulitzers, it’s losing its top investigator: Deborah Nelson, a previous Pulitzer winner and the paper’s Washington investigative editor, is taking a teaching position at Maryland’s Merrill College of Journalism. She’ll direct the new Carnegie Seminar program at the University of Maryland, the dean, Thomas Kunkel, announced today.

“Deb Nelson is widely considered one of the best journalists in America,” said Kunkel. “Our college and our students are very fortunate to have her joining us. She is not only a great reporter and editor but one of the most thoughtful people in our business. I can’t think of anyone better to launch our Carnegie curriculum initiative.”