John Hechinger covers education and writes enterprise features. In February 2013, he was one of two Bloomberg reporters to win a George Polk award in national reporting for "Indentured Students," a year-long series on abuses in higher-education finance. In 2011, for his reporting on the exploitation of students at for-profit colleges, John shared in an additional Polk award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in public service. Before joining Bloomberg in 2010, John, a graduate of Yale University, was a senior special writer at the Wall Street Journal and a projects reporter at the Charlotte Observer.
At least five investors betting against Internet video and advertising company Blinkx Plc benefited after a blog posting by a Harvard Business School professor last week triggered the stock’s biggest plunge ever.
A Harvard Business School professor whose blog posting touched off a plunge in the shares of Internet video and advertising company Blinkx Plc revised his public disclosure at the school’s request to add that he was paid by U.S. investors.