Now newspaper or magazine reporters are being asked to be alert, report responsibly, and not wait for well-placed leaks. Informed articles can head off a potential crisis. Charlie Peters, the founder of the prize, explained:
He hopes to stop "cycles of tragic futility". Go for it, particularly if you are a Dow Jones/Murdoch minion.
preventative reporting identifies inept leaders, wrong-headed policies and bureaucratic bungling before they lead to disasters like the bad intelligence about WMDs and the travesty that was the response to Katrina.