Newspapers over 75,000
“The Great Tax Giveaway“ by The Philadelphia Inquirer
Donald Barlett and James Steele
A series demonstrating how congressional committees granted special tax breaks to wealthy individuals and corporations.
“Profiting from poor, black families living in a crime-ridden slum“ by The Dallas Morning News
Series reveals how 150 poor, black families were forced to live in a crime-ridden slum costing millions of federal tax dollars after the government bailed out a housing project.
“The color of money“ by The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
A series on how home mortgage lending practices by banks and savings and loans discriminated against blacks.
Newspapers under 75,000
“Coal lawsuit“ by The Charleston Gazette
Stories about the West Virginia Department of Energy’s systematic failure to enforce environmental and safety laws concerning the coal mining industry.
“Alaska Bush, A People in Peril“ by The Anchorage Daily News
Series about the cultural devastation of the Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts of Alaska
G.P. Putnam and Sons
The Pentagon’s secret involvement in covert operations during the Reagan administration.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson
American intelligence agencies used Nazi war criminals in covert operations after World War II.
A Bright Shining Lie
Accounting of the Vietnam War told primarily through the actions of John Paul Vann, an influential American officer.
Television, larger markets
WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.)
Lea Thompson, Rick Nelson and Sheila Duffy
Series about a fertility specialist preying on the desperation of couples by leading them to believe the wife was pregnant when she was not.
Television, smaller markets
“Down and Dirty“ by WSMV-TV (Nashville)
Erin Hayes and Pat Slattery
Series showing how the city’s sewer department was dumping sludge into creeks, rivers and ditches.
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge)
A documentary demonstrating that Louisiana’s Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control had become a virtual do-nothing agency.
“Children’s Wish Foundation“ by WGST (Atlanta)
Stories about the questionable practices of a foundation that claimed to raise money to grant wishes to sick children.