Newspaper over 75,000:
“The Making of an Empire: Unsolved Puzzle“ by Providence Journal-Bulletin
Tracy Breton, Ira Chinoy, Russell Garland, Dean Starkman and John Sullivan
Over the year, the Journal-Bulletin exposed an array of wrongdoing at the state Supreme Court, including a theft of court funds and a subsequent cover-up, a secret court bank account, rampant patronage hiring, the assignment of legal work to business partners, and more.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Gilbert M. Gaul and Neill A. Borowski
An investigaton into the magnitude and cost of non-profit organizations
“White gold: Georgia’s kaolin industry“ by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Charles Seabrook, Richard Whitt and Joey Ivansco
Investigates the $1 billion Kaolin industry, which opperates in seven counties in Middle Georgia, finding that it operates in almost total secrecy
Newspapers under 75,000:
“The plutonium experiment“ by Albuquerque Tribune
The series describes the lives of five people who had been unwittingly injected with plutonium between 1945-1947 in radiation experiments during the Cold War
“Bond for deed: Paying the price” by News-Democrat (Belleville, Ill.)
This three-part series details how landlords Arnold Cohn and Edwin J. Siero Sr overcharge buyers, and revealed that the city’s four banks make few loans to East St. Louisans, leaving residents with little choice but to buy a home bond for deed
“The Sinful Messiah“ by the Waco Tribune-Herald
Mark England and Darlene McCormick
“The Sinful Messiah” is the story of David Koresh and his followers. The focus of the series was the Davidians’ collections of weaponry and Koresh’s belief that all girls and women “belonged” to him.
Network television program
“In Our Children’s Food“ by Frontline/WGBH-TV (Boston)
Martin Koughan and Jan von Mehren
This report explores what is and is not known about the risks of agricultural pesticides. It shows how the government has failed to certify the safety of pesticides that have been used for decades
“Crossing the Line“ by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Susan Teskey, Jock Ferguson and Laura Robinson
The investigation finds that male coaches have preyed on female athletes in sports clubs, universities and national teams
“That’s what friends are for?“ by ABC News – Day One
Hal Gessner and William Kistner
The story examines the often bitter experiences of Dionne Warwick and the Warwick Foundation, and exposes the mismanagement and extravagance that led to a dismal bottom line
Television, smaller markets:
“Sister Sludge“ by KGTV (San Diego)
Stephen Clark, J.W. August and Rhett Lawrence
The investigation uncovers dumping of processed human waste onto farmers’ fields.
“Autistic Abuse/Silent victims“ by Canadian Broadcasting Company (Alberta)
Brian Murphy and Matt McClure
This story is about the physical abuse at the Delvee Ranch, a home for autistic adults near Claresholm, Alberta.
Gone in the Night
David Protess and Rob Warden
The book is about the wrongful murder conviction of a Chicago area man, and the new evidence developed by the authors that helped free him from prison.
“Insider loans at non-profit medical providers“ by WBUR-FM (Boston)
The story discloses a widespread pattern of insider loans by hospitals and doctors’ groups to their senior executives and physicians.