Nina Bernstein 
Milwaukee Journal 
A series on how the Milwaukee County municipal court system denied constitutional rights to those unable to pay fines.

James A. Finefrock, K. Connie Kang and Alex Neill 
San Francisco Examiner 
A series on lax discipline of wayward lawyers.

Pete Carey, Katherine Ellison and Lewis M. Simons 
San Jose Mercury News 
A series on overseas investments of Filipino political and business leaders, including Ferdinand Marcos.

Newspapers under 75,000

Larry Makinson and Richard Mauer 
Anchorage Daily News 
A series on financing Alaskan political campaigns by special interests.

Stan Jones 
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 
Stories about the Alaska governor’s chief of staff steering a $10 million state lease to a building owned by an associate of the governor.


Linda Hunt 
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 
An article about Nazi scientists whose records of war crimes were concealed when they were brought to the United States after World War II under Project Paperclip.

Jonathan Harr 
New England Monthly 
An article saying Harry Gray, chairman of United Technologies Corp., has disguised or obscured parts of his past and consolidated his power by exercising extraordinary personal control.

Television, larger markets

Joe Collum, Rick Nelson, Carrie Glaser, Pete Roets and Bob Franklin 
KPRC-TV (Houston) 
A series on property that escaped taxation.

Al Austin, Steve Eckert, Andy Greenspan, Mary Feidt, John Lindsay and Peter Molenda 
WCCO-TV (Minneapolis) 
A series on abuses in Minnesota’s home health care industry

Television, smaller markets

Jack Hill 
KAIT-TV (jonesboro, Ark.) 
A series on corruption in the office of the St. Francis County sheriff’s office

Conroy Chino 
KOAT-TV (Albuquerque) 
A series on illegal ticketing of motorists on an interstate highway by the police of Wagon Mound, N.M.

John Camp 
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge) 
A series on Louisiana’s vocational-technical school system