Not just for starting the Ellie Light investigation; or for finally getting an admission from Winston Steward that he is Ellie Light. Also for being willing to credit a blog for its part:
Indeed, you saw the name Winston Steward here first. But how many times has Big Media taken work done by others and claimed it as their own?
Classy behavior. Kudos. (I wish I could say the same for Gawker, which lifted this information and passed it off as its own.)
Speaking of the real credit, that goes to reader Joseph D., who did the sleuthing. Even as Ben Smith thought Michael Smerconish had found the real Ellie Light because he was able to talk to a real person with a real voice, Joseph D. had it figured out.
After my post this morning, Big Journalism interviewed Joseph D. Nice piece. Go read it.