Foreign Reporting: Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan of Associated Press for “Seafood Slaves,” an account of workers forced into abysmal conditions in the Thai seafood industry; and Ian Urbina of The New York Times for “The Ocean Outlaw,” a series on lawlessness on the high seas
National Reporting: The Washington Post for a series tallying and describing Americans shot dead by police over the course of a year
Regional Reporting: Terrence McCoy of The Washington Post for exposing companies in Maryland and Virginia that pay cut rates to buy the rights to court-ordered compensation from unsophisticated victims
Local Reporting: Jamie Kalven of Invisible Institute for “Sixteen Shots,” which set the record straight on police shooting of a 17-year-old black man in Chicago
Financial Reporting: John Carreyrou of The Wall Street Journal for investigative work that cast doubts on the innovative claims of the blood-testing company Theranos, Inc.
Justice Reporting: Ken Armstrong of The Marshall Project and T. Christian Miller of ProPublica for “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,”
a narrative about an 18-year-old woman in Seattle whose claim of rape was discounted by police and then substantiated by a similar crime in another state
Legal Reporting: Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery and Robert Gebeloff of The New York Times for “Beware the Fine Print,” which brought to light the practice of corporations evading legal responsibility and large settlements by using arbitration clauses in contracts
Military Reporting: Mark Mazzetti, Nicholas Kulish, Christopher Drew, Serge F. Kovaleski, Matthew Rosenberg, Sean D. Naylor and John Ismay of The New York Times for stories examining the operations of elite U.S. Navy SEAL teams undertaken with little accountability
Medical Reporting: Jason Cherkis of Huffington Post for an article revealing that many publicly-funded addiction treatment centers were forbidden from prescribing effective medication-assisted therapy
Magazine Reporting: Noreen Malone, Jen Kirby and Amanda Demme of New York Magazine for “Cosby: The Women, An Unwelcome Sisterhood,” which presented accounts of 35 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault
Photography: Andrew Quilty of Foreign Policy Magazine for “The Man on the Operating Table,” a series of photographs showing the devastating effects of an errant U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan
Radio Reporting: Nikole Hannah-Jones for “The Problem We All Live With,” an examination of the effects of the re-segregation of public schools in Missouri that was broadcast on This American Life
Television Reporting: Jim Axelrod and Emily Rand of CBS News for reports on compounding pharmacies exploiting a largely unregulated sector of the healthcare system
Career Award: Simeon Booker, the “dean” of African-American journalists who covered the Civil Rights movement and other important events, working for fifty years for Jet and Ebony magazines and other publications
International Reporting: Rukmini Callimachi of the New York Times for revealing that European nations secretly paid the Islamic State millions of dollars to ransom hostages.
Foreign Reporting: Rania Abouzeid for “The Jihad Next Door,” an extensive and authoritative account of the rise of the Islamic State published online by Politico Magazine.
Health Reporting: Adam Nossiter, Norimitsu Onishi, Ben Solomon, Sheri Fink, Helene Cooper and Daniel Berehulak of The New York Times for early coverage of the scourge of Ebola in West Africa.
National Reporting: Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post for series of exclusive reports on serious security lapses and misconduct by U.S. Secret Service agents and officials.
Local Reporting: Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin of the Chicago Sun-Times for reports leading police to reopen a 10-year-old homicide case involving a nephew of former mayor Richard M. Daley.
Business Reporting: A consortium of 120 journalists from 58 countries and 42 news organizations organized by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, as part of the Center for Public Integrity, for revealing new ways companies and individuals avoid taxes.
Environmental Reporting: The staff of The Seattle Times for linking a mudslide resulting in 43 deaths to corners cut, safeguards disregarded and warnings ignored.
Justice Reporting: Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald and Michael Schwirtz and Michael Winerip of The New York Times for revealing rampant brutalizing of mentally impaired inmates that caused injury and death.
Magazine Reporting: James Verini of the National Geographic for an 11,000-word report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo that asked, “Should the United Nations Wage War to Keep Peace?”
Military Reporting: Dennis Wagner of The Arizona Republic for exposing how Veterans Administration officials won bonuses based on false wait-time data for treatment of veterans who died awaiting care.
State Reporting: Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., for linking 300 deaths to indifferent response domestic abuse.
Television Reporting: John Carlos Frey of The Investigative Fund, Marisa Venegas of Telemundo, and Solly Granatstein of The Weather Channel and Efran Films for documentary reports on 400 deaths of migrants abandoned in the harsh terrain of Brooks County, Texas.
Commentary: Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic for “The Case for Reparations,” a provocative and well documented essay published in the magazine’s June 2014 issue.
Career Award: Garry Trudeau for Doonesbury, where B.D., Zonker, Joanie Caucus, Rick Redfern, Mark Slackmeyer, Uncle Duke and such have cut political pretension down to size for 45 years.
Polk Awards Recognize Historic and Memorable Year in Journalism - April 2014
George Polk Career Award: Brooklyn-born Pete Hamill joined the New York Post in 1960 and later wrote for the New York Herald Tribune, the Post again, the Daily News, the Village Voice and Newsday as well as the Saturday Evening Post, New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, and Rolling Stone.
National Security Reporting: Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras of The Guardian and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post for investigative stories based on top-secret documents disclosed by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.
The Guardian: “NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily”; Timeline of articles
The Washington Post: “U.S., British intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program”
Foreign Reporting: James Yardley of The New York Times for coverage of the disastrous Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, which dwarfed the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in its immensity, claiming the lives of more than 1,100 clothing workers.
National Reporting: Eli Saslow of The Washington Post for six stories delving into the lives of some of the 47 million Americans who receive aid from the $78 billion federal food stamp program, which has tripled in the past decade.
“Waiting for the 8th”
State Reporting: Shawn Boburg, of The Record of Northern New Jerseyfor articles on lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September that created a monumental traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
“Agency Still Silent on tie-up at GWB”
Local Reporting: Andrea Elliott of The New York Times for “Invisible Child,” her riveting five-part series focusing on one of 22,000 homeless children in New York City.
Political Reporting: Rosalind Helderman, Laura Vozzella and Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post for revealing the relationship between Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and a wealthy entrepreneur.
“McDonnell apologizes, repays loans”
Medical Reporting: Meg Kissinger of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for a series of stories on the Milwaukee County mental health system so revelatory, analytical and conclusive that they amount to a definitive study of a system that barely functions; and Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese of the Sacramento Bee for turning one man’s account into a shocking exposé of a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital’s practice of exporting patients — 1,500 over five years — to locales across the country via Greyhound bus.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Chronic Crisis”
Sacramento Bee: “L.A. poised to go after Las Vegas hospital in patient-dumping cases”
Justice Reporting: Frances Robles, Sharon Otterman, Michael Powell and N. R. Kleinfield of The New York Times for uncovering evidence that a Brooklyn homicide detective used false confessions, tainted testimony and coercive tactics to convict dozens of defendants.
“Jailed Unjustly in the Death of a Rabbi, Man Nears Freedom”
Sports Reporting: Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times for revealing that Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, supplied some of baseball’s biggest stars with performance-enhancing drugs.
“Tony Bosch and Biogenisis: MLB Steroid Scandal”
Business Reporting: Alison Fitzgerald, Daniel Wagner, Lauren Kyger and John Dunbar of The Center for Public Integrity for “After the Meltdown,” a three-part series demonstrating that regulators and prosecutors have failed to hold a single major player on Wall Street accountable for the reckless behavior that sparked the 2008 financial crisis, allowing them to live lavishly in its aftermath and permitting some to resume the sort of investment activity that plunged the nation into a deep and debilitating recession.
“After the Meltdown”
Magazine Reporting: Matthieu Aikins, a freelance journalist who has reported from Afghanistan for five years, for “The A-Team Killings,” published in the November 21 issue of Rolling Stone.
“The A-Team Killings”
Television Reporting: Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser, Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada for “League of Denial,” a Frontline documentary aired on PBS that traced the National Football League’s longstanding efforts to quash evidence linking head injuries suffered by players to an inordinately high level of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
“League of Denial”
Local Television Reporting: Noah Pransky of WTSP, a CBS affiliate in the Tampa Bay area, for discovering and disclosing how state and local officials and a contractor bilked Floridian drivers out of millions of dollars in fines by reducing the period of time before yellow caution lights turn to red at intersections monitored by cameras.
Political Reporting: David Corn of Mother Jones for coverage of Mitt Romney “47 percent” remarks.
Foreign Reporting: Bloomberg News for coverage of China’s political elite in “China Betrayed”; David Barboza of The New York Times for “The Princelings”
Television News: CBS News correspondent Holly Williams and cameraman Andrew Portch for coverage of Chinese human rights campaigner Chen Guangcheng.
CBS News: Coverage of Chinese human rights campaigner (1)
CBS News: Coverage of Chinese human rights campaigner (2)
War Reporting: David Enders, Austin Tice and the staff of McClatchy Newspapers for chronicling the complexities of the civil war in Syria.
Video Reporting: Tracey Shelton of GlobalPost for compelling journalism that put a human face on the conflict in Syria.
GlobalPost: “Inside Syria”
National Reporting: John Hechinger and Janet Lorin of Bloomberg for an extraordinary yearlong series of articles that exposed abuses in higher education finance.
Bloomberg News: “Indentured Students”
Local Reporting: Gina Barton of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for an investigative report about the death of Derek Williams in police custody.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A Death in Police Custody
Magazine Reporting: Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker for coverage of law enforcement’s unregulated use of teens as confidential informants in the war on drugs.
The New Yorker: “The Throwaways”
Justice Reporting: Sam Dolnick of The New York Times for exposing the shocking failings of New Jersey’s halfway house system.
The New York Times: “Unlocked”
State Reporting: Ryan Gabrielson of California Watch for exposing how a special police force for developmental centers was failing to solve crimes against the disabled residents.
California Watch: “Broken Shield”
Medical Reporting: Peter Whoriskey of The Washington Post for “Biased Research, Big Profits,” a series of four articles about Big Pharma’s excesses.
The Washington Post: “Biased Research, Big Profits”
Business Reporting: David Barstow of The New York Times and Mexican reporter Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab for showing how Walmart fueled its overseas growth through bribes.
The New York Times: “Wal-Mart Abroad”
Education Reporting: Colin Woodard of the Maine Sunday Telegram for detailing how large for-profit online education companies are steering development of the state’s digital education policies.
Maine Sunday Telegram: “The Profit Motive”
Documentary Television Reporting: Frontline correspondent Martin Smith and producer Michael Kirk for “Money, Power and Wall Street,” an inside look into the global economic crisis.
Frontline: “Money, Power and Wall Street”
George Polk Award for Sports Reporting: Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News for coverage of the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
The Patriot-News: Scandal at Penn State
George Polk Award for Television Documentary: Reporter May Ying Welsh and field producer Hassan Mahfood of Al Jazeera English for "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark.
Al Jazeera English: "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark"
George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting: Jane Mayer of The New Yorker for "The Secret Sharer," an exposé that called to the ominous story of National Security Agency employee Thomas Drake.
The New Yorker: "The Secret Sharer"
George Polk Award for Military Reporting: C.J. Chivers of The New York Times for coverage of the conflicts in Libya and Afghanistan.
The New York Times: C.J. Chivers
George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting: Reporter Jeffrey Gettleman and photographer Tyler Hicks of The New York Times for coverage of Somalia and the Horn of Africa.
The New York Times: Jeffrey Gettleman
The New York Times: Tyler Hicks
George Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting: Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Chris Hawley and Eileen Sullivan of the Associated Press for a story about intelligence operations in the New York Police Department.
Associated Press: Intelligence Operations of the NYPD
George Polk Award for National Reporting: The staff of The Wall Street Journal for a yearlong series that exposed new ways of insider trading.
The Wall Street Journal: "Inside Track"
George Polk Award for Local Reporting: A.M. Sheehan and Matt Hongoltz-Hetling of the Advertiser Democrat (Norway, Maine) for their report on abysmal conditions in subsidized housing.
Advertiser Democrat: Abysmal Conditions in Subsidized Housing
George Polk Award for International Reporting: Ben Elgin, Alan Katz and Vernon Silver of Bloomberg News for coverage that revealed the extent to which Western companies have sold surveillance technologies to repressive regimes.
Bloomberg News: "Wired for Repression"
George Polk Award for Medical Reporting: Lance Williams, Christina Jewett and Stephen K. Doig of California Watch, a nonprofit investigative reporting group, for an illuminating report on Medicare billing by a California hospital chain.
California Watch: "Decoding Prime"
George Polk Award for Television Reporting: Brian Ross and Anna Schecter of ABC News 20/20 for "Peace Corps: A Trust Betrayed."
ABC News 20/20: "Peace Corps: A Trust Betrayed"
George Polk Award for Legal Reporting: Thomas Farragher, Marcella Bombardieri, Jonathan Saltzman, Matt Carroll and Darren Durlach of The Boston Globe for coverage of the extraordinary acquittal rate in drunk driving cases in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe: Extraordinary Acquittals in Drunk Driving Cases
George Polk Award for Radio Reporting: Ira Glass of This American Life, a nonprofit investigative reporting group, for "Very Tough Love," a report on the alarming rate of punitive punishments being ordered by a county drug court judge in Georgia.
This American Life: "Very Tough Love"
George Polk Career Award: Ronnie Dugger, founding editor of The Texas Observer and co-founder of the Alliance for Democracy.
George Polk Special Award for Valor (posthumously): Anthony Shadid, New York Times correspondent based in the Middle East. Shadid died Feb. 16, 2012, on assignment in Syria while covering the uprising against that country’s president.
George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting: Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone for “The Runaway General,” a history-making piece that prompted President Obama’s dismissal of U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Rolling Stone: "Runaway General"
George Polk Award for Environmental Reporting: The Associated Press for its coverage of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Associated Press: Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill
George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting: Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry of The New York Times for their courageous coverage of corruption and the abuse of power in Russia.
The New York Times: "Above the Law"
George Polk Award for National Reporting: Dana Priest and William M. Arkin of The Washington Post for “Top Secret America,” an investigative report that detailed the enormous ecosystem of military, intelligence and corporate interests spawned in the decade after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The Washington Post: "Top Secret America"
George Polk Award for Local Reporting: Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives and a group of other staff writers at the Los Angeles Times for their explosive coverage of the working-class city of Bell.
Los Angeles Times: Coverage of the City of Bell
George Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting: Amy Brittain and Mark Mueller of The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.) for a series that revealed rampant steroid use and fraud among cops and firefighters in New Jersey.
The Star Ledger: "Strong at Any Cost"
George Polk Award for Education Reporting: Dan Golden, John Hechinger, and John Lauerman of Bloomberg News for “Education Inc.,” a series of scathing reports on the for-profit college industry.
Bloomberg News: "Education Inc."
George Polk Award for Criminal Justice Reporting: John Diedrich and Ben Poston of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for “Wiped Clean,” a series that uncovered how infrequently the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the licenses of lawbreaking gun dealers.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Wiped Clean"
George Polk Award for Military Reporting: Dexter Filkins and Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times for a behind-the-scenes look at the war in Afghanistan.
The New York Times: Dexter Filkins' Coverage of Afghanistan
The New York Times: Mark Mazzetti's Coverage of Afghanistan
George Polk Award for Commentary: New York Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez for columns that exposed a major scandal in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration
George Polk Award for Radio Reporting: T. Christian Miller of ProPublica and Daniel Zwerdling and Susanne Reber of National Public Radio for a collaborative effort that found the U.S. military was falling woefully short in treating soldiers who suffered from traumatic brain injuries.
National Public Radio: "Brain Wars"
ProPublica: "Brain Wars"
George Polk Award for Television Reporting: A.C. Thompson of ProPublica, Raney Aronson-Rath and Tom Jennings of PBS’ “Frontline” and Laura Maggi and Brendan McCarthy of The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.) for “Law and Disorder,” which examined brutal actions taken by the New Orleans Police Department in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
PBS' Frontline: "Law & Disorder"
ProPublica: "Law & Disorder"
The Times-Picayune: "Law & Disorder"
George Polk Career Award: Sandy Close, executive director of New America Media, an alternative news source that supports thousands of ethnic media outlets. In 2007, Ms. Close organized the Chauncey Bailey Project, a team of reporters whose investigative work led Oakland police to arrest those responsible for killing Mr. Bailey, who was a Polk Award-winning journalist.
2009 George Polk Award Winners
George Polk Career Award: Gene Roberts, for his extraordinary contributions as a reporter, author, teacher and editor. Roberts served as executive editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 18 years. Under his leadership, the paper won seven Polk Awards and 17 Pulitzer Prizes.
Foreign Reporting: New York Times correspondent David Rohde, for “Held by the Taliban,” a five-part series in which the veteran reporter detailed his seven-month ordeal as a prisoner of the Taliban.
Videography: The anonymous individuals responsible for recording the shooting death of 26-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan at a June protest in Tehran, Iran, and uploading the video to the Internet. The video became a rallying point for the reformist opposition in Iran.
National Reporting: Bloomberg News reporters Mark Pittman, Bob Ivry, Alison Fitzgerald and Craig Torres, for a series of stories that demanded accountability from the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve Board regarding the trillions of dollars that went toward bank bailouts.
State Reporting: Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for relentless coverage of Wisconsin’s broken child-care program – a $350-million system that was a hotbed of criminal activity and repeatedly put children in danger.
Local Reporting: George Pawlaczyk and Beth Hundsdorfer of the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat, for a gripping series that revealed the excessively harsh conditions inside an Illinois “supermax” prison.
Sports Reporting: Alan Schwarz of The New York Times, for his influential report on the long-term dangers of concussions and the National Football League’s handling of such brain injuries.
International Television Reporting: CNN correspondent Dan Rivers and producers Kit Swartz, Kocha Olarn and Theerasak Nitipiched, for a segment that tracked the nightmarish existence of Rohingya refugees in southeast Asia.
National Television Reporting: Correspondent Steve Kroft and producer Leslie Cockburn of CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” for a compelling segment that detailed Wall Street’s growing influence on oil prices.
Business Reporting: Kathy Chu of USA Today, for coverage that documented how banks and credit unions have used steep fees and unscrupulous credit card practices to profit tens of billions of dollars each year off vulnerable customers.
Military Reporting: Charlie Reed, Kevin Baron and Leo Shane III with Stars and Stripes, for a riveting series that revealed that the Pentagon had used a public relations company to profile journalists and steer them toward positive coverage of the war in Afghanistan.
Magazine Reporting: David Grann of The New Yorker, for a story that presented what may be the first thoroughly documented case of the execution of an innocent man under the modern American judicial system.
Environmental Reporting: Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica, for documenting the deadly side effects of hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas-drilling process involving water — laden with carcinogenic contaminants — being shot underground to blast away at gas-bearing rock.
George Polk Career Award: Acclaimed journalist and author Gay Talese began his career as a copy boy for The New York Times. He worked as a reporter for The Times from 1956 to 1965 and has continued to write for the newspaper as well as for Esquire, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine and a multitude of other national publications. The 77-year-old Talese has influenced a generation of writers with his deftly understated, reportorial style and an eye and ear for the unusual. His 1966 Esquire magazine essay, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," remains a classic example of what became known as "the new journalism" - an inventive form of nonfiction writing. In addition to works published in newspapers and magazines, Talese has authored numerous books including: The Bridge, which details the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City; Thy Neighbor's Wife, a best seller about the 1970s sexual revolution; and Honor Thy Father, which became a 1973 television feature film about life in the Bonanno organized crime family.
Foreign Reporting: Husband-and-wife team Barry Bearak and Celia W. Dugger of The New York Times, both previous Polk Award winners and co-bureau chiefs in Johannesburg, South Africa, risked their freedom and their lives in Zimbabwe to expose the violence that shook that country in the wake of disputed elections as the corrupt government of President Robert Mugabe clung to power.
International Reporting: Paul Salopek of the Chicago Tribune for uncovering the rarely publicized but more controversial aspects of America's war on terror in the Horn of Africa, an expanse that includes Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea. In three reports from remote and lawless regions, he described the beleaguered efforts of the United States military to pre-empt an anticipated surge of radical Islamist activity. His accounts also depicted growing anti-American sentiment and accusations of secret rendition and prison programs in the region.
National Reporting: Former Polk Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Barstow of The New York Times for his two-part series, "Message Machine," which documented the way in which the Bush administration waged a covert campaign to transform retired military officers working as analysts for television and radio networks into defense-industry rainmakers who influenced the awarding of contracts for military equipment used in the Iraq War, while also influencing public opinion.
Military Reporting: Seattle Post-Intelligencer's chief investigative reporter Eric Nalder for his two-part series, "Demoted to Private: America's Military Housing Disaster." Nalder, also a Pulitzer Prize winner, revealed that the Defense Department, after conducting little or no due diligence, awarded a billion dollars in contracts to a politically connected consortium as part of an effort to privatize military housing construction.
Local Reporting: Jim Schaefer and M.L. Elrick of the Detroit Free Press for investigative reporting that led to the resignation and jailing of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. The two unearthed graphic text messages and other evidence revealing that the mayor, while testifying in a police whistle-blower case, lied under oath about a sexual relationship he had with his chief of staff.
Labor Reporting: Paul Pringle of the Los Angeles Times for “Union Boss Under Fire,” which revealed potential corruption within the nation's fastest-growing labor union.
Justice Reporting: Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin for their five-part series, "Reasonable Doubt," published in Mesa, Arizona's East Valley Tribune, which scrutinized Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign against illegal immigrants in Phoenix and other parts of the state's Maricopa County.
Magazine Reporting: Investigative reporter Richard Behar for his article, "China Storms Africa," published in Fast Company.
Environmental Reporting: Susanne Rust and Meg Kissinger of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for a six-part series, "Chemical Fallout: A Journal Sentinel Watchdog Report," which castigated the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to monitor, regulate and ultimately ban potential toxins found in everyday materials, from "microwave safe" plastics to baby bottles, including bisphenol A, or BPA, which causes neurological and developmental damage in laboratory animals, reverberated from the halls of Congress to homes and schools across America.
Sports Reporting: Ken Armstrong, who previously won a Polk Award in 1999, and Nick Perry, both of The Seattle Times, for "Victory and Ruins," a four-part series focused on the tainted triumph of the University of Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl football team and revealed that at least two dozen team members were allowed to continue to play despite having been arrested - some for violent felonies - while enrolled at the school.
Television Reporting: CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent and Emmy Award-winner Scott Pelley, producer Solly Granatstein and co-producer Nicole Young for "The Wasteland," exposing how some American companies that are paid to recycle electronic waste have instead dumped it in China, which has led to environmental despoliation and severe health risks.
Documentary Reporting: Stefan Forbes, the independent producer and director of "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story," a riveting, comic, disturbing and insightful portrait of the Republican operative from South Carolina who also was a passionate musician.
Radio Reporting: Alex Blumberg of "This American Life," produced by Chicago Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International, and Adam Davidson of National Public Radio for their collaborative report titled, "The Giant Pool of Money," which distilled down the highly complex chain of events that led to the subprime mortgage crisis.
The New Yorker magazine veteran John McPhee, for his extraordinary contributions as a prolific author, essayist and educator, who is considered to be one of the pioneers of creative nonfiction.
Television Reporting: Senior foreign correspondent Jim Sciutto, producer Angus Hines and cameraman/producer Tom Murphy of "ABC World News with Charles Gibson," for their revealing accounts of government crackdowns on protestors in Myanmar.
Political Reporting: Reporters Barton D. Gellman and Jo Becker, for their Washington Post series on Vice President Dick Cheney's role as the hidden architect of U.S. policies concerning torture, military tribunals and other controversial issues
Foreign Reporting: Leila Fadel, for coverage as Baghdad bureau chief for the McClatchy Company, that offered chilling, first-hand accounts of violence and murder among Iraq's own people
Environmental Reporting: The Wall Street Journal's Shai Oster, for his reports on the devastating, unforseen environmental consequences of China's construction of the Three Gorges Dam.
Medical Reporting: The New York Times' Charles A. Duhigg, for exposing unethical practices by nursing homes, long-term care insurers and allied businesses and investors that put the elderly at risk.
Legal Reporting: Talking Points Memo's editor & publisher Joshua M. Marshall, for his reports uncovering politically motivated dismissals of United States attorneys.
Consumer Reporting: The Chicago Tribune, for revealing accounts of children suffering injury and death from exposure to unregulated products imported from China.
Book Award: Jeremy Scahill, for Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which chronicled the questionable business practices of Blackwater USA, a North Carolina-based company that has become one of the world's premiere providers of private military services.
Magazine Reporting: Freelance writer Joshua A. Kors, for articles published in The Nation magazine, uncovering the U.S. Army's attempt to deny benefits to thousands of Iraq veterans.
Financial Reporting: Edward Chancellor, for the Institutional Investor magazine article, "Ponzi Nation" that warned months before the market decline, that excessive risk-taking and interconnected investments - fueled by subprime mortgages and the activities of lightly regulated hedge funds - could cause calamity for world economies
Business Reporting: The staff of North Carolina's Charlotte Observer, for a series that exposed the causes of the community's high rate of housing foreclosures.
State Reporting: Jerry Mitchell of Jackson, Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger, for uncovering how disease outbreaks and an alarming increase in infant mortality rates went unreported by the Mississippi Department of Health.
Local Reporting (posthumously): Chauncey W. Bailey, Jr., who was the editor of the Oakland Post, was gunned down while in the midst of investigating a local business, which has been linked to kidnapping, rape, torture, and several killings, now including his own. The slaying is believed to be the first targeted killing of a journalist in the United States since 1993.
Documentary Television: Spike Lee and Sam Pollard, "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts"
Foreign Reporting: Lydia Polgreen, New York Times, Conflict in Darfur.
Network Television Reporting: Lisa Myers and Adam Ciralsky, NBC Nightly News, $70 million Army defense contract.
Military Reporting: Lisa Chedekel and Matthew Kauffman, Hartford Courant, "Mentally Unfit, Forced to Fight"
Medical Reporting: Robert Little, The Sun of Baltimore, "Dangerous Remedy"
Environmental Reporting: Kenneth R. Weiss and Usha Lee McFarling, Los Angeles Times, "Altered Oceans"
Business Reporting: Charles Forelle, James Bandler and Mark Maremont, The Wall Street Journal, backdating of stock-option awards for executives
National Reporting: Jeff Kosseff, Bryan Denson and Les Zaitz, The Oregonian, failure of a multibillion-dollar federal program to advance employment for people with severe disabilities.
Metropolitan Reporting: Debbie Cenziper, The Miami Herald, Miami-Dade Housing Agency
Local Reporting: Staff of Lakefront Outlook, investigation of the $19.5-million Harold Washington Cultural Center and Third Ward Alderman Dorothy Tillman
Political Reporting: Ray Ring, High Country News, referendum campaigns against land-use regulations in six Western states
Radio Reporting: Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California-Berkeley, American Public Media and Living on Earth, "Early Signs: Reports from a Warming Planet"
Career Award: Frederick Wiseman, documentary filmmaker
International Reporting: José More and Cam Simpson, Chicago Tribune, "Pipeline to Peril"
Television Reporting: Brian Ross and Richard Esposito, ABC News Foreign, prisons and torture
National Reporting: Dana Priest, The Washington Post, secret prisons
Foreign Reporting: Joe Stephens and David B. Ottaway, The Washington Post, Afghanistan
Commentary: Frank Rich, The New York Times
Business Reporting: Barry Meier, The New York Times, heart device
Justice Reporting: Jerry Mitchell, The Clarion-Ledger Civil, rights-era murders conviction
Health Reporting: David Evans, Michael Smith and Liz Willen, Bloomberg News, human testing
Political Reporting: Marcus Stern and Jerry Kammer, Copley News Service and Dean Calbreath, The San Diego Union-Tribune, congressional bribery
Local Reporting: Adam Clay Thompson, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, "Forgotten City"
Radio Reporting: JoAnn Mar, independent radio producer, "Crime Pays: A Look at Who's Getting Rich from the Prison Boom"
Book Award: Victor S. Navasky, "A Matter of Opinion"
Career Award: Bill D. Moyers, PBS
Magazine Reporting: Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, torture at Abu Ghraib
Foreign Reporting: Paisley Dodds, The Associated Press, "Turmoil in Haiti"
War Reporting: Dexter Filkins, The New York Times, battle of Falluja.
Sports Reporting: Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, San Francisco Chronicle, steroid scandal
Television Reporting: Diane Sawyer and Robbie Gordon, ABC News PrimeTime Live, fighting for care at V.A. hospitals.
National Reporting: Walt Bogdanich, The New York Times, "Death on the Tracks. "
MilitaryReporting: Diana Henriques, The New York Times, G.I. insurance scam
Economic Reporting: Ellen E. Schultz and Theo Francis, The Wall Street Journal, "Financial Surgery: How Cuts in Retiree Benefits Fatten Companies Bottom Lines"
Labor Reporting: Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press, "Dying to Work"
Regional Reporting: Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California), "Global Shift. "
State Reporting: John Hill and Dorothy Korber, The Sacramento Bee. Police Pension Abuse
Local Reporting: Tim Novak and Steve Warmbir, Chicago Sun-Times, "Clout on Wheels"
Foreign Reporting: Somini Sengupta, The New York Times, conflict in West Africa.
Radio Reporting: Anne Garrels, National Public Radio, Iraq under siege
Photojournalism: Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times, life in Iraq and Liberia
Economics Reporting: Nancy Cleeland, Abigail Goldman, Evelyn Iritani and Tyler Marshall,
Los Angeles Times, "The Wal-Mart Effect"
Business Reporting: Aaron Bernstein and Manjeet Kripalani, BusinessWeek, "Is Your Job Next"
Labor Reporting: David Barstow, Lowell Bergman, Neil Docherty, Linden MacIntyre and David Rummel, The New York Times, "A Dangerous Business"
National Reporting: Cam Simpson, Flynn McRoberts and Liz Sly, Chicago Tribune, "Tossed Out of America"
Internet Reporting: The Center for Public Intergrity, "Windfalls of War: U.S. Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan"
Magazine Reporting: Southern Exposure, "Banking on Misery: Citigroup, Wall Street and the Fleecing of the South"
State Reporting: Dave Altimari, Jon Lender and Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant, Governor John G. Rowlands
Education Reporting: Daniel Golden, The Wall Street Journal, white affirmative action benefiting children of alumni and prospective donors of elite schools
Local Reporting: Duff Wilson, Brian Joseph and Sheila Farr, The Seattle Times, "The Art of Deception"
Television Reporting: Andrew Smith and Liviu Tipurita, CNN Presents, "Easy Prey: Inside the Child Sex Trade"
Career Award: F. Gilman Spencer
Career Award: Morley Safer, CBS News
Foreign Reporting: Anthony Shadid, The Boston Globe, middle East conflict
National Reporting: The Boston Globe,"Crisis in the Catholic Church"
Regional Reporting: Clifford J. Levy, The New York Times, "Broken Homes"
Health Care Reporting: Walt Bogdanich, Barry Meier and Mary Williams Walsh, The New York Times, "Medicine's Middlemen"
International Reporting: Sonia Nazario and Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times, "Enrique's Journey"
Environmental Reporting: Debbie Salamone with Ramsey Campbell and Robert Sargent,
Orlando Sentinel, "Florida's Water Crisis"
Criminal Justice Reporting: Michael Luo, Associated Press, "Small Town Justice"
Financial Reporting: Ellen E. Schultz and Theo Francis, The Wall Street Journal, benefits scam
Medical Reporting: Stephen Kiernan and Cadence Mertz, The Burlington Free Press (Vt. ),
"Code of Silence"
Magazine Reporting: Arnold S. Relman and Marcia Angell, The New Republic, "America's Other Drug Problem"
Local Reporting: Jason Riley and R.G. Dunlop, The Courier-Journal, "Justice Delayed, Justice Denied"
Television Reporting: Phil Williams and Bryan Staples, WTVF, "Friends in High Places"
Cultural Criticism: Susan Sontag, The New Yorker, "Looking at War"
Television and Radio Reporting: BBC World and BBC World Service Radio, September 11, attack
Foreign Reporting: Barry Bearak, The New York Times, Afghanistan
National Reporting: The New York Times, "A Nation Challenged"
Magazine Reporting: Bernard Lewis, the New Yorker, "The Revolt of Islam"
Book Award: Joan Didion, The New York Review of Books, "Political Fictions"
Medical Reporting: Duff Wilson and David Heath, The Seattle Times, "Uninformed Consent: What Patients at 'The Hutch' Weren't Told About the Experiments in Which They Died"
Financial Reporting: Susan Pulliam and Randall Smith, The Wall Street Journal, fraudulent practices by Credit Suisse First Boston
Metropolitan Reporting: Bill Theobald and Bonnie Harris, The Indianapolis Star, "Destined to Die"
International Reporting: Sudarsan Raghavan and Sumana Chatterjee, Knight Ridder, "A Taste of Slavery"
Regional Reporting: Jessie A. Hamilton, Stephanie Earls, Tom Roeder and Mark Morey, Yakima Herald-Republic (Yakima, WA), "Caught by the Fire in the Canyon"
Local Reporting: Heidi Evans and Dave Saltonstall, Daily News (New York), allegations of financial impropriety and neglect at Hale House
Environmental Reporting: Lisa Davis, San Francisco Weekly, "Fallout"
Career Award: Edna Buchanan
Magazine Reporting: Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, Time magazine, "Big Money and Politics: Who Gets Hurt"
Book Award: Laurie Garrett "Betrayal of Trust"
Career Award: John B. Oakes, The New York Times Op Ed page
National Reporting: Michael Grunwald, The Washington Post, Army Corps of Engineers' billion-dollar, high-risk water projects
Transportation Reporting: Scott McCartney, The Wall Street Journal, negligence of the FAA re: cockpits, pilot training and air traffic control systems
Local Television Reporting: Anna Werner, David Raziq and Chris Henao, KHOU-TV (Houston), "Treading on Danger?"
Network Television Reporting: John Larson, Allan Maraynes, Lynne Dale, Neal Shapiro and Andy Lehren, NBC Dateline, "The Paper Chase"
Political Reporting: Virginia Ellis, Los Angeles Times, misconduct by the California insurance commissioner, Chuck Quackenbush
Statewide Reporting: Kevin Corcoran and Joe Fahy, The Indianapolis Star, Indiana's inadequate oversight of care for its mentally fragile patients
Health Care Reporting: Sam Hodges and William Rabb, Mobile (Ala. ) Register, appalling state of dental care for Alabama's children
Foreign Reporting: Alma Guillermoprieto, The New York Review of Books, guerrilla war and drug trade in Colombia
Special Award: The New York Times, "How Race Is Lived in America"
Foreign Reporting: Paul Watson, Los Angeles Times
Television Foreign Reporting: Giselle Portenier, Olenka Frenkiel and Fiona Murch, BBC News
International Reporting: Sang-hun Choe, Charles J. Hanley, Martha Mendoza and Randy Herschaft, Associated Press
National Reporting: Jason DeParle, The New York Times
Regional Reporting: Todd Richissin and Andre Chung, The Baltimore Sun
Criminal Justice Reporting: Ken Armstrong and Steve Mills, Chicago Tribune
Local Reporting: Kevin Carmody, Daily Southtown (Illinois)
Local Television Reporting: The "I" Team, WWOR-TV
Editorial Writing: Daily News (New York)
Financial Reporting: Ellen E. Schultz, The Wall Street Journal
Medical Reporting: Andrea Gerlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Special Award: National Security Archive
Career Award: Studs Terkel
Book Award: Philip Gourevitch, The New Yorker
Career Award: Russell Baker, The New York Times
Commentary: Juan Gonzalez, Daily News (New York)
Economic Reporting: Mary Jordan, Keith Richburg and Kevin Sullivan, The Washington Post
Environmental Reporting: Gardiner Harris and R.G. Dunlop, Louisville Courier- Journal
Foreign Reporting: Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
International Reporting: Alix M. Freedman, The Wall Street Journal
Legal Reporting: Joe Stephens, The Kansas City Star
Local Reporting: Clifford J. Levy, The New York Times
Medical Reporting: Robert Whitaker and Dolores Kong, The Boston Globe
National Reporting: Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, Time
Radio Reporting: Amy Goodman and Jeremy Scahill, Democracy Now/Pacifica Radio
Television Reporting: Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz, ABC News-20/20
Career Award: The Pittsburgh Courier
Foreign Reporting: Laurie Garrett, Newsday
Network TV Reporting: Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz, Prime Time Live
Military Affairs Reporting: Dayton Daily News
Medical Reporting: The Wall Street Journal
Business Reporting: Kurt Eichenwald and Martin Gottlieb, The New York Times
National Reporting: Keith Bradsher, The New York Times
Local Reporting: Pensacola News Journal
Environmental Reporting: Will Englund, Gary Cohn and Perry Thorsvik, The Baltimore Sun
Book Award: Horst Faas and Tim Page, "Requiem," Random House
Sports Reporting: Kansas City Star
International Reporting: Michael Dobbs, The Washington Post
Magazine Reporting: Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker
Criticism Award: Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune
National TV Reporting: Matt Meagher, Tim Peek, Inside Edition
Economics Reporting: The New York Times
National Reporting: Elizabeth Marchak, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Political Reporting: The Los Angeles Times
Cultural Reporting: Chuck Philips, The Los Angeles Times
Magazine Reporting: Anne-Marie Cusac, The Progressive
Local Reporting: Kevin Collison, The Buffalo News
Transportation Reporting: Byron Acohido, The Seattle Times
Foreign Reporting: John F. Burns, The New York Times
Foreign TV Reporting: Christiane Amanpour, Anita Pratap, CNN
Career Award: John K. Cooley, ABC News
Foreign Reporting: David Rohde, The Christian Science Monitor
National Reporting: Michael Weisskopf and David Maraniss, The Washington Post
Local Reporting: Elizabeth Llorente, The Record
Metropolitan Reporting: Frank Bruni, Nina Bernstein, Joyce Purnick and Lizette Alverez, The New York Times
Magazine Reporting: Richard Behar, Fortune
Education Reporting: Steve Stecklow, The Wall Street Journal
Business Reporting: Kurt Eichenwald, The New York Times
Health Care Reporting: Chris Adams, The Times - Picayune
Medical Reporting: The Orange County Register
Local Television Reporting: Tom Grant, KREM-TV (Spokane)
Consumer Reporting: Lea Thompson, Jack Cloherty and Sandra Surles, Dateline/NBC
Network TV Reporting: Jim Clancy, CNN
Magazine Reporting: Allan Nairn, The Nation
Medical Reporting: Dave Davis and Joan Mazzolini, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer
Education Reporting: Olive Talley, The Dallas Morning News
Environmental Reporting: Jim Lynch and Karen Dorn Steele, The Spokesman - Review (Spokane)
Political Reporting: Joe Stephens, The Kansas City Star
Local Reporting: Sonia Nazario, The Los Angeles Times
Metropolitan Reporting: David Armstrong, Shelly Murphy, and Stephen Kurkjian, The Boston Globe
National Reporting: Joel Brinkley, Deborah Sontag, and Stephen Engelberg, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: Barbara Demick, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Television Documentary: Steven Emerson and Martin Koughan, SAE Productions (Aired on PBS)
Network Television Reporting: John Martin, Walt Bogdanich and Keith Summa ABC News/Day One
Career Award: Philip Hamburger, The New Yorker
Medical Reporting: Larry Keller and Fred Schulte, Sun-Sentinel
Magazine Reporting: Oliver Sacks, The New Yorker
Business Reporting: Paul Nyden, Charleston Gazette
Foreign Reporting: Keith Richburg, The Washington Post
Local Reporting: Ying Chan, Daily News (New York)
National Reporting: Eileen Welsome, Albuquerque Tribune
Political Reporting: State Journal - Register
Financial Reporting: Scot J. Paltrow, The Los Angeles Times
Regional Reporting: Isabel Wilkerson, The New York Times
Radio Commentary: Daniel Schorr, National Public Radio
Book: David Remnick," Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire"
Career Award: Richard Dudman, St. Louis Post - Dispatch
Television Reporting: Christiane Amanpour, CNN
Local Reporting: The Los Angeles Times
National Reporting: Gregory Vistica, San Diego Union - Tribune
Foreign Reporting: Roy Gutman, Newsday
Legal Reporting: Marianne Lavelle, Marcia Coyle, Claudia MacLachian, The National Law Journal
Magazine Reporting: Lawrence Weschler, The New Yorker
Health Reporting: Seth Rosenfeld, San Francisco Examiner
Environmental Reporting: John Thor Dahlburg, The Los Angeles Times
Photography: Carlos Guerrero, El Nuevo Herald
Radio Reporting: Tom Gjelten, National Public Radio
National TV Reporting: Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, Dateline, NBC News
Foreign TV Reporting: Chris Wallace, Neal Shapiro, Anthony Radziwill, PrimeTime Live, ABC News
Social Commentary: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. , The New York Tumes OP-Ed
Career Award: Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times
Radio Reporting: Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio
Local Television: Christopher Scholl, KWWL TV, Iowa
National Television: Glenn Silber, Robert Krulwich, David Fanning, Sharon Tiller, Frontline: Center for Investigative Reporting
Cultural Reporting: Konstantin Akinsha, Grigorii Kozlov, ARTnews
Special Award: Andrew Schneider, Mary Pat Flaherty, The Pittsburgh Press
Education Reporting : Jeff Gottlieb, San Jose Mercury News
Economic Reporting: Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele, The Philadelphia Inquirer
War Reporting: Patrick J. Sloyan, Newsday
Local Reporting: Holly A. Taylor, The Berkshire Eagle
Regional Reporting: Dan Barry, John Sullivan, Ira Chinoy, The Providence Journal - Bulletin
National Reporting: Jeff Taylor, Mike McGraw, The Kansas City Star
Foreign Reporting: Francis X. Clines, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: Barbara Crossette, The New York Times
Career Award: Claude Fox Sitton
Foreign Reporting: Caryle Murphy, The Washington Post
National Reporting: Susan F. Rasky and David E. Rosenbaum, The New York Times
Regional Reporting: Gayle Reaves, David Hanners, David McLemore, The Dallas Morning News
Local Reporting: Heidi Evans, Daily News (New York)
Environmental Reporting: Adam Seessel, Independent Weekly
Business Reporting: Dianne Marder, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Special Publications: Joseph M. Belth, The Insurance Forum
Special Award: Globalvision
Documentary Television: Hedrick Smith, Martin Smith, WGBH Boston and Martin Smith Productions
Local Television Reporting: Kevin Kerrigan, Guam Cable Television
Network Television Reporting: Peter Jennings, Leslie Cockburn, Tom Yellin, ABC News
Career Award: Fred Friendly
Metropolitan Reporting: Laurie Bennett, Alan Fisk and Robert Ourlian, Detroit News
Foreign Reporting: Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, The New York Times
National Reporting: Rick Atkinson, The Washington Post
Local Reporting: The Hartford Courant
Local Television Reporting: WCSC -TV, Charleston, SC
TV Investigative Reporting: Jonathan Kwitny, WNYC - TV
Network TV Reporting: CBS News
Radio Reporting: Robert Knight, WBAI - FM
International Reporting: Stephen Engelberg, Michael R. Gordon, The New York Times
Medical Reporting: John Crewdson, Chicago Tribune
Political Reporting: Andrew Melnykovych, Casper Star - Tribune
Regional Reporting: Miranda Ewell, David Schrieberg, San Jose Mercury News
Career Award: Fred Hechinger, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting : John Kifner, The New York Times
National Reporting: Keith Schneider, The New York Times
Local Reporting: David Gomez and Patricia Guthrie, Albuquerque Tribune
Financial Reporting: National Thrift News
Environmental Reporting: Mary Bishop, Roanoke Time & World - News
Local Television Reporting: King 5 TV, Seattle
Network Television Reporting: Brian Ross and Ira Silverman, NBC
Economic Reporting: Donald L. Barlette and James B. Steele, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Radio Reporting: Patricia Neighmond, National Public Radio
Cultural Reporting: Lawrence Weschler, North Point Press
Photojournalism: Mary Ellen Mark
Career Award: William Shawn
Foreign Reporting: Nora Boustany, The Washington Post
National Reporting: Mike Masterson, Chuck Cook and Mark N. Trahant, The Arizona Republic
Local Reporting: Ron Ridenhour, New Orleans City Business
Financial Reporting: Daniel Hertzberg and James B. Stewart, The Wall Street Journal
Metropolitan Reporting: The Charlotte Observer
Local Television Reporting: Margie Nichols, WSMV, Nashville
Network Television Reporting: CNN
Radio Reporting: Larry Bensky, Pacifica Radio
Sports Reporting: Chris Mortensen, The Atlanta Journal - Constitution
Science Reporting: Science News
Political Reporting: Knight - Ridder's Washington Bureau
Foreign Television Reporting: Gordon Manning, NBC
Magazine Reporting: Roger Rosenblatt, Time
Career Award: Murray Kempton, Newsday & New York Newsday
Foreign Reporting: Newsweek
National Reporting: Andrew Wolfson and Daniel Rubin, Louisville Courier - Journal
Local Reporting: Sally Jacobs, Raleigh News and Observer
Regional Reporting: Alex Beasley and Rosemary Goudreau, Orlando Sentinel
Financial Reporting: Peter G. Gosselin, Boston Globe
Science Reporting: Science Times
Environmental Reporting: High Country News
International TV Reporting: David Fanning and Martin Smith, Frontline (PBS)
National Television Reporting: Bill Moyers, CBS Reports
Local Television Reporting: Lee Coppola, WKBW - TV, Buffalo
Book: Richard Kluger, " The Paper: The Life and Death of the New York Herald Tribune"
Career Award: James Reston, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: Alan Cowell, The New York Times
International Reporting: Pete Carey, Katherine Ellison and Lewis M. Simons, The San Jose
Mercury - News
National Reporting: Diana Griego and Louis Kilzer, The Denver Post
Local Reporting: Stan Jones, The Fairbanks Daily News - Miner
Metropolitan Reporting: Jimmy Breslin, Daily News (New York)
Political Reporting: Frank Greve, The Knight Ridder Newspapers
Business Reporting: The Boston Globe's Spotlight/Business Team
Medical Reporting: Lawerence K. Altman, The New York Times
Criticism: Arthur C. Danto, The Nation
Radio Reporting: Peter Laufer, NBC Radio News
Network Television Reporting: Ted Koppel and Richard N. Kaplan, ABC News "Nightline"
Local Television Reporting: Vic Lee, Craig Franklin, and Brian McTigue, KRON - TV, San Francisco
Career Award: George Tames, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: Mark Fineman, The Philadelphia Inquirer
National Reporting: Robert Parry, The Associated Press
Local Reporting: Ellen Whitford, The Norfolk Virginian - Pilot
Medical Reporting: William R. Ritz, John Aloysious Farrell, The Denver Post
Environmental Reporting: Tom Harris, Jim Morris, The Sacramento Bee
Special Interest Reporting: Lois R. Ember, Chemical & Engineering News
Magazine Reporting: John Vinocur, The New York Times Magazine
News Photography: Ozier Muhammad, Newsday
Special Award: "Amnesty International Report" published by Amnesty International
Foreign Television Reporting: Michael Buerk of BBC and Mohammed Amin of VisNews, televised by NBC News
National Television Reporting: Alex Kotlowitz, Kwame Holman, Susan Ades MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, aired on WNET, N.Y. and WETA, Wash. , D.C.
Local Television Reporting: Rick Nelson, Joe Collum, KPRC - TV, Houston
Career Award: Red Barber
Foreign Reporting: Joseph Lelyveld, The New York Times
National Reporting: Robert M. Frump, Timothy Dwyer, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Regional Reporting: Paul Lieberman, Celia Dugger of The Atlantic Journal - Constitution
Local Reporting: Jim McGee, The Miami Herald
Foreign Affairs Reporting: Philip Taubman, The New York Times
Economics Reporting: Dennis Camire, Mark Rohner, Gannett News Service
Consumer Reporting: Marcia Stepanek, Stephen Franklin, The Detroit Free Press
Medical Reporting: Benjamin Weiser, The Washington Post
Network Television Reporting: Don McNeill, CBS News
Local Television Reporting: John Fosholt, Ward Lucas, KBTV News Denver
Documentary Television: "Vietnam: A Television History," produced by WGBH, Boston, and aired on the Public Broadcasting System
Special Interest Reporting: The Amicus Journal, published by the National Resources Defense
Special Award: Youssef M. Ibrahim, The Wall Street Journal
Career Award: William Lawrence Shirer
Foreign Reporting: Thomas L. Friedman, David K. Shipler, The New York Times
National Reporting: Richard Halloran, The New York Times
Regional Reporting: Jim Henderson, Dallas Times Herald
Metropolitan Reporting: Doug Cumming, Providence Journal - Bulletin
Local Reporting: David Johnston, Joel Sappell, The Los Angeles Times
Magazine Reporting: Roger Rosenblatt, Time
Financial Reporting: Phillip L. Zweig, American Banker
Criticism: Stanley Kauffman, The New Republic
News Photography: Robby Castro, The Associated Press
Network Television Reporting: CBS News, "CBS Reports: Guatemala"
Local Television Reporting: Dick Gelfman, Theresa Crawford, John Sur, WBAL -TV, Baltimore
Documentary Television: Andrew A. Stern, Public Broadcasting System
Special Award: Rod Nordland, The Philadelphia
Foreign Reporting: John Darnton, The New York Times
National Reporting: Seymour M. Hersh, Jeff Gerth, Phillip Taubman, The New York Times
Regional Reporting: Stephanie Saul, W. Stevens Ricks, Jackson Clarion - Ledger (Miss)
Local Reporting: Orlando Sentinel Star, "The Federal Impact"
Consumer Reporting: Phil Norman, Louisville Courier - Journal
Magazine Reporting: William Greider, "The Education of David Stockman," The Atlantic
Book: Edwin R. Bayley, "Joe McCarthy and The Press"
Science Reporting: Science Magazine, "News and Comments"
Television Documentary: Pierre Salinger, Paris Bureau Chief, ABC News, "America Held Hostage: The Secret Negotiations"
Television Reporting: Ted Koppel of NBC News, "Nightline"
Radio Reporting: John Merrow, Institute for Educational Leadership and National Public Radio, "Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice"
Career Award: George Seldes
Foreign Reporting: Shirley Christian, The Miami Herald
National Reporting: Jonathan Neuman and Ted Gup, The Washington Post
Local Reporting: The Miami Herald
Regional Reporting: The Charlotte Observer
Editorials: Editorial Board, The New York Times
Commentary: Roger Angell, The New Yorker
News Photography: Oscar Sabatta, United Press International
Satiric Drawings: Edward Sorel
Cultural Reporting: ARTnews
National Radio Reporting: National Public Radio
Local Radio Reporting: Station KMOX, CBS, St. Louis
Political Reporting: Bill Moyers, "Bill Moyers' Journal: Campaign Report" (WNET-TV), New York
Local Television Reporting: Stephen Talbot and Jonathan Dann, KQED-TV, San Francisco
National Television Reporting: Charles Kuralt, CBS News
Special Award: Leonard Karlin, LIU alumnus/Polk Citation Writer
Foreign Reporting: John Kifner, The New York Times
National Reporting: Brian Donovan, Bob Wyrick, Stuart Diamond, Newsday
Regional Reporting: Jim Adams, Jim Detjen, The Louisville Courier-Journal
Metropolitan Reporting: Walt Bogdanich, Walter Johns Jr. , The Cleveland Press
Local Reporting: Ed Petykiewicz, The Saginaw News
Documentary: Jack Willis, Saul Landau, "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang" - New Time Films, Inc.
National Television: WRC-TV, Washington, D.C. "Hairdryers: The Hidden Danger"
Foreign Television Reporting: Ed Bradley, "60 Minutes," CBS News
Political Reporting: Jack Newfield, The Village Voice
Commentary: "Notes and Comments," Talk of the Town, The New Yorker
Book: William Shawcross, "Sideshow"
New Photography: United Press International, "Firing Squad"-Name Witheld
Special Interest Reporting: Wilbert Rideau, Billy Sinclair The Angolite (Louisana State Prison)
Career Award: Alden Whitman, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: John F. Burns, John Darnton, Michael T. Kaufman, The New York Times
National Reporting: Ronald Kessler, The Washington Post
Local Reporting: The Dallas Times Herald
Public Service: Jane Shoemaker, Thomas Ferrick, Jr. , William Ecenbarger, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Regional Reporting: Southern Exposure
Educational Reporting: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Television Reporting: Don Harris, Bob Brown (Posthumously), NBC News
Film Documentary: "Scared Straight," Golden West Television Productions
News Photography: Eddie Adams, The Associated Press
Commentary: Russell Baker, The New York Times
Career Award: Richard S. Salant, CBS News
Foreign Reporting: Robert C. Toth, The Los Angeles Times
National Reporting: Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
Local Reporting: Len Ackland, The Des Moines Register
Magazine Reporting: Daniel Lang, The New Yorker Local Radio, Television
Radio, Television Reporting: Barry Lando, 60 Minutes, CBS
Local Radio, Television Reporting: John Stossel, WCBS News
Science Reporting: The New England Journal of Medicine
Criticism: Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek
Commentary: Red Smith, The New York Times
Editorial Cartoons: Jeff MacNelly, The Richmond News Leader
News Photography: Eddie Adams, The Associated Press
Career Award: Carey McWilliams, former editor, The Nation
No George Polk Awards Presented
Foreign Reporting: Donald Kirk, The Chicago Tribune
National Reporting: Seymour M. Hersh, The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: Richard Severo, The New York Times
Community Service: William E. Anderson, Harley R. Bierce, Richard C. Cady, The Indianapolis Star
Magazine Reporting: Edward M. Brecher, Robert H. Harris, Consumer Reports
Television Documentary: "White Paper," "And Who Shall Feed This World?" NBC News
New Photography: Werner Baum, Deutsche Presse-Agentur
Book: Mary Adelaide Mendelson, "Tender Loving Greed"
Special Award: Sydney H. Schanberg, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: Henry S. Bradsher, The Washington Star-News
National Reporting: Andrew H. Malcolm, The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: James Savage and Mike Baxter, The Miami Herald
Local Reporting: Carol Talley, Joan Hayde, The Daily Advance (Dover, N.J. )
Community Service: William Sherman, New York Daily News
Investigative Reporting: Seymour Hersh, The New York Times
Magazine Reporting: John Osborne, The New Republic
Television Reporting: Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Affairs Center for Television
Television Documentary: Jeremy Isaacs, "The World at War" Thames Television (London, England)
News Photography: George Brich, The Associated Press
Book: David Wise, "The Politics of Lying - Government Deception, Secrecy, and Power" Secrecy, and Power"
Special Award: Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Foreign Reporting: Jean Thoraval, Jean Leclerc du Sablon, Agence France-Presse
National Reporting: Carl Bernstein, Robert Woodward, The Washington Post
Metropolitan Reporting: Joseph Martin, Martin McLaughlin, James Ryan, Daily News (New York)
Local Reporting: Doris Ellen Olsten, Santa Maria (Calif. ) Times
Community Service: Ronald Kessler, The Washington Post
Investigative Reporting: Jean Heller, The Associated Press
Magazine Reporting: Frances FitzGerald, The New Yorker
Television Reporting: Jim McKay, American Broadcasting Company
Television News: "60 Minutes," CBS News, and "First Tuesday," NBC News
News Photography: Huynh Cong Ut, The Associated Press
Book: Sanford J. Ungar, "The Papers & The Papers"
Special Award: Lesley Oelsner, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: Sydney H. Schanberg, The New York Times
National Reporting: The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Education Reporting: Joseph Lelyveld, The New York Times
Public Service: Frances Cerra, Newsday
Magazine Reporting: Ross Terrill, The Atlantic Monthly
Television Documentary: Peter Davis, Perry Wolff, Roger Mudd, CBS News
Television Reporting: Phil Brady, NBC News
News Photography: Horst Faas, Michel Laurent, The Associated Press
Criticism: Richard Harwood, The Washington Post
Book: Erik Barnouw, "The History of Broadcasting in the United States"
Foreign Reporting: Gloria Emerson, The New York Times
National Reporting: The Knight Newspapers
Metropolitan Reporting: Richard Oliver, New York Daily News
Community Service: Karl Grossman, Long Island Press
Editorials: James E. Clayton, The Washington Post
Magazine Reporting: The Washington Monthly
Television Reporting: Alan M. Levin, National Educational Television (NET)
Freedom of the Press: Walter Cronkite and "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite"
News Photography: John Darnell, John Foli and Howard Ruffner, Life Magazine
Criticism: Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
Book: Otto Friedrich, "Decline and Fall"
Special Award: I.F. Stone
Foreign Reporting: Henry Kamm, The New York Times
National Reporting: Walter Rugaber, The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: William Federici, New York Daily News
National TV Reporting: Tom Pettit, National Broadcasting Co.
Local TV Reporting: Lee Hanna, WCBS - TV News
Magazine Reporting: William Lambert, Life
News Photography: Stephen Dawson Starr, The Associated Press
Book: Richard Ellmann, Editor, "The Artist as Critic - Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde"
Special Award: Wes Gallagher, The Associated Press
Special Award: Seymour M. Hersh
International Reporting: David Kraslow and Stuart H. Loory, The Los Angeles Times
National Reporting: Bernard D. Nossiter, The Washington Post
Regional Reporting: James K. Batten and Dwayne Walls, The Charlotte Observer
Community Service: David Burnam, The New York Times
Political Reporting: Martin Arnold, The New York Times
Television Reporting: NBC News, CBS News, ABC News
Magazine Reporting: Norman Mailer, Harper's Magazine
News Photography: Edward T. Adams, The Associated Press
Criticism: John Simon, The New Leader
Book: Charles Rembar, "The End Of Obscenity"
Foreign Reporting: R.W. Apple, Jr. , The New York Times
National Reporting: Clayton Fritchey, Newsday Specials
Local Reporting: J. Anthony Lukes, The New York Times
Community Service: Newsday
Television Documentary: ABC News
Magazine Reporting: The Paris Review
News Photography: Catherine Leroy
Criticism: Saul Maloff, Newsweek
Book: Alan F.Westin, "Privacy and Freedom"
Foreign Reporting: Harrison E. Salisbury, The New York Times
National Reporting: Richard Harwood, The Washington Post
Local Reporting: Cal Olston, The Fargo (North Dakota) Forum
Interpretive Reporting: Murray Kempton, New York Post
Magazine Reporting: Ramparts
Criticism: Alfred Kazin
Book: Wilson Follett, "Modern American Usage"
News Photography: Horst Faas, The Associated Press
Special Award: Arnold Gingrich, Esquire
Special Award: Time Essay, Time Magazine
Foreign Reporting: Dan Kurzman, The Washington Post
Editorial Comment: John B. Oakes, The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: Barry Gottehrer, New York Herald Tribune
Interpretive Reporting: Bernard B. Fall
Criticism: Susan Sontag
Television Documentary: Beryl Fox, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
News Photography: James A. Bourdier, The Associated Press
Television News: Morley Safer, Columbia Broadcasting System
Caricature: David Levine, New York Review of Books
Foreign Reporting: Malcolm W. Browne, The Associated Press
National Reporting: Paul Hope and John Barron, The Washington Star
Metropolitan Reporting: A.M. Rosenthal, The New York Times
Community Service: Samuel F. Marshall, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Criticism: Robert Brustein, The New Republic
Radio Reporting: Edward P. Morgan, American Broadcasting Co.
Television Reporting: Ted Yates, National Broadcasting Co.
Special Award: Oron J. Hale
Foreign Reporting: David Halberstam, The New York Times
National Reporting: American Broadcasting Co. , Columbia Broadcasting System, National Broadcasting Co.
Metropolitan Reporting: Norman C. Miller, The Wall Street Journal
Magazine Reporting: Gilbert A. Harrison, The New Republic
Criticism: New York Review of Books
News Photography: Roger Asnong, The Associated Press
Special Award: A.H. Raskins, The New York Times
Special Award: WNEW (Radio)
Special Award: Peter Lyon
Foreign Reporting: Dana Adams Schmidt, The New York Times
National Reporting: Mary McGrory, The Washington Star
Local Reporting: Kitty Hanson, Daily News (New York)
Magazine Reporting: James Baldwin, The New Yorker
Television Reporting: WNDT-TV
News Photography: Hector Rondon, La Republica, Caracas
Special Award: "The Other America" by Michael Harrington
Special Award: Morton Mintz, The Washington Post
Special Award: Theodore E. Kruglak
Foreign Reporting: Morris H. Rubin, The Progressive
National Reporting: Gerard Piel, Scientific American
Local Reporting: Laurence Stern, The Washington Post
Radio & Television Reporting: Robert Young and Charles Dorkins, National Broadcasting Co.
News Photography: Anonymous Photographer, The Associated Press
Community Service: Arnold Brophy and Joseph S. Gelmis, Newsday
Special Award: Jules Feiffer
Foreign Reporting: James Morris, The Guardian (Manchester)
National Reporting: John T. Cunniff, The Associated Press
Metropolitan Reporting: William R. Clark, and Alexander Milch, Newark (N.J. )
Radio & Television Reporting: Albert Wasserman and Robert Young, National Broadcasting Co.
News Photography: Yasushi Nagao, Mainichi Newspapers, Japan
Community Service: The Village Voice
Special Award: Douglass Cater, The Reporter
Foreign Reporting: A.M. Rosenthal, The New York Times
National Reporting: Nathaniel Gerstenzang, The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: William Haddad and Joseph Kahn, New York Post
Radio & Television Reporting: Av Westin and Howard K. Smith Columbia Broadcasting
Magazine Reporting: The Times Literary Supplement (London)
News Photography: Rangaswamy Satakopan, The Associated Press
Special Award: Wilbur Schramm, Institute For Communication Research, Stanford University
Foreign Reporting: Chet Huntley and Reuven Frank, National Broadcasting Co.
National Reporting: Richard L. Strout, Christian Science Monitor
Metropolitan Reporting: William Haddad, New York Post
Television Reporting: Gabe Pressman, WRCA-TV
Radio Reporting: Jay McMullen, Columbia Broadcasting System
Magazine Reporting: Marya Mannes, The Reporter
News Photography: Paul Schutzer, Life
Community Service: Brooklyn Heights Press
Special Award: Justice William O. Douglas
Special Award: Samuel Blackman, The Associated Press
Special Award: Walter Sullivan, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: Harrison E. Salisbury, The New York Times
National Reporting: Relman Morin, The Associated Press
Metropolitan Reporting: Mitchel Levitas, New York Post
Radio & Television Reporting: Columbia Broadcasting System
Magazine Reporting: Edmund Stevens and Phillip Harrington, Look
News Photography: Jack Jenkins, United Press News Pictures
Community Service: Edward Wakin, New York World-Telegram and Sun
Special Award: Richard D. Heffner, WRCA-TV
Special Award: Edmund C. Arnold
Foreign Reporting: Hal Lehrman
National Reporting : Jack Lotto, International News Service
Metropolitan Reporting: Phil Santora, Daily News (New York)
Suburban Reporting: Mel Elfin, Long Island Press
Radio & Television Reporting: Columbia Broadcasting System
News Photography: Jack Young, United Press Newspictures
Special Award: Emanuel R. Freedman, The New York Times
Special Award: Endre Marton, The Associated Press
Special Award: Ilona Nyilas, United Press
International Reporting: Thomas J. Hamilton, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: Barrett McGurn, New York Herald Tribune
National Reporting: Milton Mayer, The Reporter
Metropolitan Reporting: Fern Marja, Peter J. McElroy, and William Dufty, New York Post
Suburban Reporting: Bob Greene, Newsday
Education Reporting: Gertrude Samuels, The New York Times
Radio & Television Reporting: National Broadcasting Co.
Magazine Reporting: William Attwood, Look
News Photography: William Sauro, United Press Newspictures
Community Service: Redbook
International Reporting: Thomas J. Hamilton, The New York Times
Foreign Reporting: George Weller, Chicago Daily News Syndicate
National Reporting: Luther Huston, The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: James McGlincy and Sydney Mirkin, New York Daily News
Suburban Reporting: Thomas Finnegan, Long Island Star-Journal
Wire Service Reporting: Alan J. Gould, The Associated Press - Team of Don Whitehead, Saul Pett, Ben Price, Relman Morir and Jack Bell
Radio & Television Reporting: Eric Sevareid, Columbia Broadcasting System
Television Documentary: Henry Salomon, Jr. , National Broadcasting Co.
News Photography: Maurice Johnson, International News Photos
Special Page: New York World-Telegram and Sun School Page
Community Service: WNYC
Special Award: Dan Parker, New York Mirror
Special Award: Leo Rosten, Look
Foreign Reporting: Jim Lucas, Scripps-Howard Newspaper
National Reporting: James Reston, The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: William Longgood, New York World-Telegram and Sun
News Photography: Peter Stackpole, Life
Community Service: Newsday
Special Award: John Crosby, New York Herald Tribune
Special Award: Business Week
Special Award: Leonard Engel
Foreign Reporting: Marguerite Higgins, New York Herald Tribune
National Reporting: A.H. Raskin, The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: Edward J. Mowery, New York World-Telegram and Sun
News Photography: Bob Wendlinger, New York Mirror
Community Service: Brooklyn Eagle
Special Award: Jack Gould, The New York Times
Special Award: The Reporter
Special Award: Edward R. Murrow, Columbia Broadcasting System
Special Award: Daily News (New York)
Foreign Reporting: Milton Bracker and Virginia Lee Warren, The New York Times
National Reporting: Jay Nelson Tuck, New York Post
Metropolitan Reporting: Richard Carter, New York Compass
Suburban Reporting: Yonkers Herald-Statesman
Education Reporting: Kalman Siegel, The New York Times
Science Reporting: Alton Blakeslee, The Associated Press
Religious Reporting: Ann Elizabeth Price, New York Herald Tribune
Sports Reporting: Ben Gould, Brooklyn Eagle
Community Service: New York World-Telegram and Sun
Special Award: Edward R. Murrow, Columbia Broadcasting System
Special Award: Sponsor Magazine
Foreign Reporting: Homer Bigart, New York Herald Tribune
National Reporting: Ira H. Freeman, The New York Times
Metropolitan Reporting: Fern Marja, New York Post
Suburban Reporting: Long Island Daily Press
Wire Service Reporting: Don Whitehead, The Associated Press
Education Reporting: Fred Hechinger and Judith Crist, New York Herald Tribune
Sports Reporting: Red Smith, New York Herald Tribune
Science Reporting: George Keaney, New York World-Telegram and Sun
Weekly Newspaper Reporting: New Canaan (Conn. ) Advertiser
Community Service: Newsday
Special Award: Daily News (New York) Straw Poll
Foreign Reporting: New York Herald Tribune Team of Six
National Reporting: Ted Poston, New York Post
Suburban Reporting: Fred Hechinger, Bridgeport (Conn. ) Herald
Wire Service Reporting: Kingsbury Smith, International News Service
Education Reporting: Lester Grant, New York Herald Tribune
Science Reporting: William Laurence, The New York Times
Radio Reporting: Don Hollenbeck,Columbia Broadcasting System
Community Service: Brooklyn Eagle
Foreign Reporting: Homer Bigart, New York Herald Tribune
Metropolitan Reporting: Malcolm Jonson, New York Sun
Suburban Reporting: Larry Andrews, Nassau (L.I. ) Review-Star
Education Reporting: Benjamin Fine, The New York Times
Science Reporting: Albert Deutsch, PM
Community Service: Brooklyn Eagle