Investigative Reporters and Editors

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Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the quality of investigative reporting. Formed in 1975, it presents the IRE Awards and holds conferences and training classes for journalists. Its headquarters is in Columbia, Missouri, at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The IRE Awards have categories in all different media.

Awards won[edit]

Investigative Reporters and Editors Award winners[edit]

Year Category Title Organization Winners
2009 IRE Medal Newspapers: Circulation over 500,000 and Wire Service "Toxic Waters" The New York Times Charles Duhigg, Matthew Bloch, Matt Ericson, Tyson Evans, Brian Hamman, Griff Palmer, Karl Russell, Derek Willis, Brent McDonald, Zach Wise
2009 IRE Medal Television: Top 20 market "Under Fire: Discrimination & Corruption in the Texas National Guard" KHOU-TV Houston Mark Greenblatt, David Raziq, Keith Tomshe, Chris Henao, Robyn Hughes, Keith Connors
2009 Renner Award "Blood of their Brothers - The Border Trilogy" San Diego Magazine Shane Liddick
2009 FOI Award "Your Right to Know" Freelance Heather Brooke
2009 Newspapers: Circulation 250,000-500,000 "Human Trafficking In America" The Kansas City Star Mike McGraw, Laura Bauer, Mark Morris, Keith Myers
2009 Newspapers: Circulation 100,000-250,000 "Flipping Fraud" Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune Michael Braga, Chris Davis, Matthew Doig
2009 Newspapers: Circulation under 100,000 "Underground, Out of Reach" Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier Daniel Gilbert
2009 Newspapers: Local Circulation/Weeklies "Crossing the Line" Lake Oswego (Ore.) Review Lee van der Voo, Nick Budnick
2009 Television: Network/Syndicated "The Swedish Crusade and The Cardinal" SVT - The Swedish Public Television Service Ali Fegan, Lars-Goran Svensson, Magnus Tingman, Johan Kallstrom, Mattias Jonsson
2009 Television: Below Top 20 markets "State of Your Money" WTHR-TV -Indianapolis Bob Segall, Cyndee Hebert, Bill Ditton
2009 Magazine/Specialty "Katrina's Hidden Race War and Body of Evidence" The Nation A.C. Thompson
2009 Book The Sellout Charles Gasparino
2009 Radio "In The Kennel: Uncovering a Navy Unit's Culture of Abuse" Youth Radio and National Public Radio Rachel Krantz, Charlie Foster, Lissa Soep, Ellin O'Leary, Nishat Kurwa, Graham Smith, Chris Turpin, Tom Bowman
2009 Online "Disposable Army" ProPublica, Los Angeles Times, ABC News T. Christian Miller, Doug Smith, Francine Orr, Pratap Chatterjee, Anvi Patel
2009 Student (All Media) "Wrongful Conviction, Unequal Compensation" New York City News Service Clark Merrefield, Rosaleen Ortiz, Dan Macht, Joshua Cinelli, Matt Townsend, Stephen Bronner
2009 Breaking News Investigations (All Media) "Holes in the System" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel John Diedrich, Gina Barton, Ben Poston, Ryan Haggerty, Daniel Bice[1]
2008 IRE Medal NOAH Housing Program WWL-TV New Orleans Lee Zurik
2008 Renner Award "Tobacco Underground" The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Center for Public Integrity Stefan Candea, Duncan Campbell, Te-Ping Chen, Gong Jing, Alain Lallemand, Vlad Lavrov, William Marsden, Paul Cristian Radu, Roman Shleynov, Leo Sisti, Drew Sullivan, Marina Walker Guevara, Kate Willson, David E. Kaplan
2008 FOI Award "The Email Trail" KTRK-TV Houston Wayne Dolcefino, Steve Bivens, David Defranchi
2008 Newspapers: Circulation over 500,000 and Wire Service "A Mayor in Crisis" Detroit Free Press Jim Schaefer, M.L. Elrick, David Zeman, Jennifer Dixon, Dawson Bell, Free Press Staff
2008 Newspapers: Circulation over 500,000 and Wire Service "Guantanamo: Beyond the Law" McClatchy Tom Lasseter, Matthew Schofield
2008 Newspapers: Circulation 250,000 - 500,000 "Culture of Resistance" The Seattle Times Michael J. Berens, Ken Armstrong
2008 Newspapers: Circulation 100,000-250,000 Chauncey Bailey Project Oakland Tribune / Chauncey Bailey Project Thomas Peele, Mary Fricker, Bob Butler, A.C. Thompson, Josh Richman
2008 Newspapers: Circulation under 100,000 "Hospital Corruption" Virgin Island Daily News Tim Fields, Joy Blackburn
2008 Newspapers: Local Circulation Weeklies "Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil" Fort Worth Weekly and the Center for Public Integrity Joaquin Sapien, Ben Welsh
2008 Television: Network/Syndicated "The Wasteland" CBS News-60 Minutes Jeff Fager, Bill Owens, Scott Pelley, Solly Granatstein, Tom Honeysett, Claudia Weinstein, David Lom, Brad Simpson, Somyot Pisapark, Nicole Young, Lamy Li, Kevin Livelli
2008 Television: Top 20 markets "Contaminated Water" KNBC-TV Los Angeles Joel Grover, Matt Goldberg
2008 Television: Below Top 20 markets "NOAH Housing Program" WWL-TV Lee Zurik
2008 Magazine/Specialty "Cyber-War" BusinessWeek Keith Epstein, Brian Grow, Ben Elgin, Cliff Edwards, Chi-Chu Tschang
2008 Radio "36 Years of Solitary: Murder, Death and Injustice at Angola" NPR Laura Sullivan, Amy Walters, Steven Drummond
2008 Online "The Redevelopment Investigation" voiceofsandiego.org Will Carless, Rob Davis, Andrew Donohue
2008 Book The Shadow Factory James Bamford
2008 Student (All Media) "Sexual Harassment at UGA" The Red and Black Kristen Coulter, Brian Hughes, Carolyn Crist, Melissa Weinman, Matthew Grayson [2]
2007 IRE medals (Largest Newspaper Award winner) "The Other Walter Reed" The Washington Post Dana Priest, Anne Hull
2007 IRE medal "Toxic Pipeline" The New York Times Walt Bogdanich, Jake Hooker, Brent McDonald, Robert Harris, Andy Lehren (Largest Newspaper Award winner)
2007 IRE medal (Medium Newspaper Award winner) "American Imports, Chinese Deaths" The Salt Lake Tribune Loretta Tofani
2007 IRE medal (Network/Syndicated winner) Mississippi Cold Case MSNBC David Ridgen, Michael Hannan, Brad Clarke, Judith Greenberg, Scott Hooker
2007 Renner Award The Chauncey Bailey Project A.C. Thompson, Thomas Peele, Josh Richman, Angela Hill, Mary Fricker, G.W. Schulz, Cecily Burt, Bob Butler, Paul T. Rosynsky, Harry Harris
2007 FOIA Award "Pennsylvania Open Records" WTAE-TV Pittsburgh Jim Parsons, Bob Longo, Kendall Cross, Mike Lazorko
2007 Newspapers: Circulation (250,000-500,000) "They Failed to Act" Newsday Jennifer Barrios, Sophia Chang, Michael Ebert, Reid J. Epstein, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Eden Laikin, Herbet Lowe, Joseph Mallia, Jennifer Maloney, Luis Perez, Karla Schuster
2007 Newspapers: Circulation (under 100,000) "The Wait of Conviction" The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle Sandy Hodson
2007 Newspapers: Local Circulation Weeklies "The People Under the Bridge" Village Voice Media/Miami New Times Isaiah Thompson
2007 Television: Top 20 markets "The Buried and the Dead" WFAA-TV Dallas Brett Shipp, Mark Smith, Kraig Kirchem, Michael Valentine, Mark Ginther
2007 Television: Below top 20 markets "Radioactive Dumping" WSMV-TV Nashville Demetria Kalodimos, David Sussman
2007 Magazine/Specialty "Thanks for Nothing" The Nation Joshua Kors
2007 Radio "Toxic Traces Revisited" Minnesota Public Radio News Lorna Benson, Michael Edgerly
2007 Online "Collateral Damage: Human Rights and U.S. Military Aid after 9/11" The Center for Public Integrity and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Nathaniel Heller, Ben Welsh, Marina Walker Guevara, Tom Stites, Sarah Fort, Patrick Kiger, Michael Bilton, Prangtip Daorueng, Ignacio Gomez, Andreas Harsono, Alain Lallemand, Yossi Melman, Mutegi Njau, Paul Radu, Gerardo Reyes, Leo Sisti
2007 Book Curveball: Spies, Lies and the Con Man Who Caused a War Bob Drogin
2007 Student (All Media) "Public Payroll, Family Affairs: Aldermen Keep It Relative" creatingcommunityconnections.org Allison Riggio, Hunter Clauss [3]
2006 IRE Medal; Tom Renner Award winner "Nuestra Familia, Our Family" Center for Investigative Reporting Oriana Zill de Granados, Julia Reynolds, George Sanchez
2006 IRE Medal (Small Newspaper Award winner) "Beyond Sago: Coal Mine Safety in America" Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette Ken Ward, Jr.
2006 Book Award The Looming Tower Lawrence Wright
2006 FOI Award winner "Secret Political Piggy Bank" Times Union of Albany, N.Y. James Odato, Michele Morgan Bolton, Fred LeBrun, Brendan Lyons, Elizabeth Benjamin, Carol DeMare, J. Robert Port, Rex Smith, Jim McGrath, Howard Healy, John de Rosier
2006 FOI Award Winner Farmsubsidy.org Nils Mulvad, Brigitte Alfter, Jack Thurston
2006 Newspapers: Circulation (more than 500,000) or wire service "A Tank of Gas, A World of Trouble" Chicago Tribune Paul Salopek, Kuni Takahashi, Brenda Kilianski
2006 Newspapers: Circulation (250,000-500,000) "On Shaky Ground" The (Baltimore) Sun Fred Schulte, June Arney
2006 Newspapers: Circulation (100,000-250,000) "Lessons in Waste" The Record of Hackensack, N.J. Jean Rimbach, Kathleen Carroll
2006 Newspapers: Local Circulation Weeklies "Run Over by Metro" Houston Press Todd Spivak
2006 Television: Network/syndicated "Bitter Pills" Dateline NBC Chris Hansen, Steve Eckert, Joshua Kuvin, Allan Maraynes, Katherine Chan, Elizabeth Cole, David Corvo
2006 Television: Top 20 markets "Citizenship for Sale" WTVJ-TV Miami Jeff Burnside, Scott Zamost, Felix Castro, Ed Garcia, Pedro Cancio, Maria Carpio
2006 Television: Below op 20 markets "Cause for Alarm" WTHR-TV Indianapolis Bob Segall, Bill Ditton, Gerry Lanosga, Holly Stephen
2006 Magazine/Specialty Publications "Broken Promises" Bloomberg Markets William Selway, Martin Z. Braun, David Dietz
2006 Radio "Mental Anguish and the Military" National Public Radio Daniel Zwerdling, Anne Hawke, Ellen Weiss
2006 Online "The Mark Foley Investigation" ABCNews.com Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, Maddy Sauer, Simon Surowicz, Krista Kjellman, Steve Alperin, Michael Clemente, Christopher Isham
2006 Student Work (All Media) "A Stunning Toll" University of North Texas students [4]
2005 IRE Medal "Toxic Legacy" The (Hackensack, N.J.) Record Jan Barry, Thomas Franklin, Mary Jo Layton, Alex Nussbaum, Clint Riley, Tom Troncone, Barbara Williams, Lindy Washburn
2005 IRE Medal "School Bus Bloat 2005" WJW-TV Cleveland Tom Merriman, Mark DeMarino, Greg Easterly, Dave Hollis, Matt Rafferty, Chuck Rigdon
2005 Newspapers: Circulation (more than 500,000) or wire service "High Price of Homeland Security" The Washington Post Scott Higham, Robert O'Harrow Jr.
2005 Newspapers: Circulation (250,000-500,000) "FEMA: A Legacy of Waste" South Florida Sun-Sentinel Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, John Maines, Jon Burstein
2005 Newspapers: Circulation (less than 100,000) "Brother's Keeper: West Virginia's Mental Health Crisis" Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette Scott M. Finn
2005 Newspapers: Local Circulation Weeklies "PGE Investigation" Willamette Week Nigel Jaquiss
2005 Television: Network/syndicated "Special Report: 17 years of Ocean Dumping" Korean Broadcasting System Kim Myung Seop, Han Seung Bok, Lee Seung Ik, Yoon Hee Jin
2005 Television: Below top 20 markets "La Oroya " KMOV-TV St. Louis Craig Cheatham, Marty Van Housen, Jim Thomas
2005 Magazine/Specialty Publications "Big Pharma's Shameful Secret " Bloomberg Markets David Evans, Michael Smith, Liz Willen
2005 Radio "Seniors and Drugs: Prescribed to Death " CBC Radio Sandra Bartlett, Bob Carty, Pauline Dakin, David McKie, Paddy Moore, Susanne Reber
2005 Books On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of World War II Jack Hamann, Leslie Hamann
2005 Books Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic — A Medical Controversy David Kirby
2005 Tom Renner Award "Unpunished Killings " The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger Jerry Mitchell
2005 FOI Award - IRE Medal "The Hidden Costs of Tenure " Small Newspaper Group (Springfield, Ill., Bureau) Scott Reeder
2005 Student Work (All Media) "An Army of Anyone " Westwind & Westword J. David McSwane [5]
2004 Newspapers: Circulation (more than 500,000) or wire service "Death on the Tracks: How Railroads Sidestep Blame" The New York Times Walt Bogdanich, Jenny Nordberg, Tom Torok, Eric Koli, Jo Craven McGinty, Claire Hoffman
2004 Newspapers: Circulation (250,000-500,000) "Justice Withheld" The Miami Herald Manny Garcia, Jason Grotto, Judy Miller
2004 Medium newspapers (100,000-250,000) "DWI: Sobering Acquittals; DWI Dismissals" The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer Ames Alexander, Ted Mellnik, Gary Wright, Liz Chandler, Lisa Hammersly Munn, Binyamin Appelbaum and Henry Eichel
2004 IRE Medal Small newspapers (under 100,000) "Web of Deceit" Charleston (W.V.) Gazette Eric Eyre
2004 Small newspapers (under 100,000) "Insider Trading in City Hall" Erie, Pa., Times-News Kevin Flowers, Peter Panepento
2004 Local Circulation Weeklies "The 30-Year Secret; Who Knew" Willamette Week (Portland, Ore.) Nigel Jaquiss
2004 Television: Network/syndicated "A Pattern of Suspicion" Dateline, NBC News John Larson, Jason Samuels, Andrew Lehren, Melanie Jackson, Shayla Harris, Ben Vient, Grace Jean, Gary Simmons, Neal Shapiro, David Corvo, Marc Rosenwasser and Aretha Marshall
2004 Television: Top 20 markets "Expressway Investigation" WFTS-TV Tampa, Fla. Mike Mason, Aaron Wische, Matt McGlashen, Randy Wright
2004 Television: Below top 20 markets "Racial Profiling Problems" WOAI-TV San Antonio Brian Collister, Holly Whisenhunt Stephen, Steve Kline
2004 Radio "Abuse of Immigrant Detainees" National Public Radio Daniel Zwerdling, Anne Hawke, Ellen Weiss, Bill Marimow
2004 Online "Outsourcing the Pentagon" The Center for Public Integrity Elizabeth Brown, M. Asif Ismail, Alex Knott, Dan Guttman, Larry Makinson
2004 Books The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill Simon & Schuster Ron Suskind
2004 Tom Renner Award "Clout on Wheels: The scandal of Chicago's Hired Truck Program" Chicago Sun-Times Tim Novak, Steve Warmbir
2004 FOI Award "Cries for Help" WTHR-TV Indianapolis Angie Moreschi, Bill Ditton and Gerry Lanosga
2004 Student Work (All Media) "A Death in the Desert" Frontline/World Claudine LoMonaco and Mary Spicuzza
2004 Special Citation for an International Entry "Children Trapped in Poverty" Joongang Ilbo, South Korea Kyu-youn Lee, Kichan Kim, Jungha Kim and Min-ho Son
2004 Special Citation "Power Trips" American Radio Works, Marketplace, Medill School of Journalism Steve Henn, Ochen Kaylan, Chris Farrell, Nate Dimeo, Stephen Smith[6]
2003 Newspapers: Circulation (more than 500,000) or wire service "Big Green" The Washington Post Joe Stephens, David B. Ottaway
2003 Newspapers: Circulation (250,000-500,000) "Crumbling Schools" The Miami Herald Debbie Cenziper, Jason Grotto
2003 IRE Medal Newspapers: Circulation (100,000-250,000) "Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths" The (Toledo, Ohio) Blade Michael D. Sallah, Mitch Weiss, Joe Mahr
2003 Newspapers: Circulation (100,000-250,000) "Casualties of Peace" Dayton Daily News Russell Carollo, Mei-Ling Hopgood
2003 Newspapers: Circulation (under 100,000) "Murder, Race, Justice: The State vs. Darryl Hunt" Winston-Salem Journal Phoebe Zerwick, Les Gura
2003 Newspapers: Local Circulation Weeklies "The War Within" Westword Julie Jargon
2003 Television: Network/syndicated "A Dangerous Business" Frontline/New York Times Television/Canadian Broadcasting Corporation David Barstow, David Rummel, Neil Docherty, Lowell Bergman, Linden MacIntyre, Robin Stein, James Sandler, Nelli Kheyfets, Remy Weber, Jason Maloney, Lynda Baril, Louis Wiley Jr., David Fanning, Ann Derry and Lawrie Mifflin
2003 Television: Top 20 markets "Honor and Betrayal: Scandal at the Academy" KMGH-TV Denver Jeff Harris, John Ferrugia, Kurt Silver, Jason Foster, Byron Grandy
2003 Television: Below top 20 markets "Perks of Power" WTVF-TV Nashville Phil Williams, Bryan Staples
2003 Magazine/specialty publication "U.S. Energy Policy" Time James B. Steele, Donald L. Barlett
2003 Radio "Handshake Hotels" WNYC New York Public Radio Andrea Bernstein, Amy Eddings
2003 Online "The Water Barons" Center for Public Integrity William Marsden, Maud Beelman, Bill Allison, Erika Hobbs, Daniel Politi, Aron Pilhofer, Andre Verloy, Laura Peterson and Samiya Edwards
2003 Books Medal "Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich -- and Cheat Everybody Else" Penguin Group USA David Cay Johnston
2003 FOI Award Medal "Gov. Bill Janklow's pardons & commutations" (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Argus Leader David Kranz, Stu Whitney, Terry Woster, Jon Walker, Patrick Lalley
2003 Student Work (All Media) "Raising the Cap" The Daily Tar Heel John Frank, Jamie Dougher, Matt Hanson, Joe Rauch, Suzanne Presto and Lynne Shallcross
2003 Special Citation for an International Entry "Public Land, Private Profit" The Sydney Morning Herald Gerard Ryle, Brian Robins [7]
2002 IRE Medal Newspapers: Circulation (over 250,000) "Crisis in the Catholic Church" The Boston Globe Walter V. Robinson, Matt Carroll, Sacha Pfeiffer, Michael Rezendes, Stephen Kurkjian, Michael Paulson, Kevin Cullen and Thomas Farragher
2002 Newspapers: Circulation (over 250,000) "The Vertical Vision" Los Angeles Times Alan C. Miller, Kevin Sack
2002 Newspapers: Circulation (100,000 through 250,000) "Last Gasp" The Fresno Bee Mark Grossi; Barbara Anderson; Russell Clemings
2002 Newspapers: Circulation (under 100,000) "Against Their Will" Winston-Salem Journal Kevin Begos; Danielle Deaver; John Railey, Scott Sexton
2002 Newspapers: Local Circulation Weeklies "The Lush Life of a Rudy Appointee" The Village Voice Tom Robbins
2002 Television: Network/syndicated "Unsolved Rapes" ABC News 20/20 David Sloan, Carla DeLandri, Brian Ross, Brenda Breslauer, Yoruba Richen, Tom Marcyes
2002 Television: Top 20 markets "Evidence of Errors" KHOU-TV Houston, David Raziq, Anna Werner, Chris Henao
2002 Television: Below top 20 markets "Friends in High Places" WTVF-TV Nashville, Phil Williams; Bryan Staples
2002 Magazine/specialty publication "Series on 9-11 intelligence failures" Newsweek Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman, Evan Thomas, Mark Hosenball
2002 Online "Gunrunners" Center for Investigative Reporting Julie Reynolds, Matthew Brunwasser, William Kistner, Dave Gilson, Rick Young, Lowell Bergman, Omar Lavieri, Allyce Bess, Marlena Telvick, Monica Sagullo, James Sandler, Will Evans, Mabel Tampinco, Robin Stein, Kelly Davis and Jared Saylor
2002 Book "Capitol Offenders: How Private Interests Govern Our States" The Center for Public Integrity, Diane Renzulli, John Dunbar, Alex Knott, Robert Moore, Leah Rush
2002 Tom Renner Award "Crime, Inc." Chicago Sun-Times Frank Main, Carlos Sadovi, Steve Warmbir
2002 FOI Award "The Campus Files: Reagan, Hoover and the UC Red Scare" San Francisco Chronicle Seth Rosenfeld
2002 Student Work (All Media) "The Secret Court of 1920" The Harvard Crimson Amit R. Paley
2002 Special Citation Rabbi Fred Neulander investigation, The Philadelphia Inquirer Nancy Phillips
2002 Special Citation for an International Entry "How Elected Officials Divided Up 45 Million Euros Since 1992" Le Figaro (Paris, France) Mark Hunter, Nour Richard-Guerroudj, Salim Jaouani, Fabien Laborde, Lucie Monier-Reyes and Aurore Gorius [8]
2001 IRE Medal Newspapers: Circulation (over 250,000) "The District's Lost Children" The Washington Post Sari Horwitz, Scott Higham, Sarah Cohen
2001 Newspapers: Circulation (over 250,000) "Cops and Confessions and The Roscetti Case" Chicago Tribune Ken Armstrong, Steve Mills, Maurice Possley
2001 Newspapers: Circulation (100,000 through 250,000) "The Foreign Game" Dayton Daily News Christine Vasconez, Doug Harris, Mike Wagner, Russell Carollo
2001 Newspapers: Circulation (under 100,000) "A Price Too High" Pocono Record Matt Birkbeck
2001 Newspapers: Circulation (under 100,000) "Trapped at Thirtymile" Yakima Herald-Republic Tom Roeder, Jesse A. Hamilton, Stephanie Earls
2001 Newspapers: Local Circulation Weeklies "Fallout" SF Weekly Lisa Davis & John Mecklin
2001 Television: Network/syndicated "The Osprey" CBS News 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace, Paul Gallagher, Charles Fitzgerald, Robert Zimet
2001 Television: Top 20 markets "Lives at Risk: An Emergency Room Investigation" WFAA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth Valeri Williams, Meridith Schucker, Jesus Hernandez, WFAA Photography Staff, WFAA Graphics
2001 Radio "Burning the Evidence" American RadioWorks/Minnesota, Stephen Smith, Michael Montgomery, Bill Buzenberg, Deborah George, Adriatik Kelmendi
2001 Book "Fateful Harvest" HarperCollins, Duff Wilson
2001 FOI Award Medal "Body of Secrets" Doubleday James Bamford
2001 Student Work (All Media) "A Flood of Problems" University of Missouri, for The Missourian (Columbia, Mo.) MaryJo Sylwester [9]
2000 Newspapers: Circulation (under 100,000) "Stadium Naples" Naples Daily News Gina Edwards
2000 Newspapers: Circulation (100,000 through 250,000) "Detroit Fire Department: Out of Service" The Detroit News Melvin Claxton, Charles Hurt
2000 Newspapers: Circulation (over 250,000) "The Body Brokers" The Orange County Register Mark Katches, William Heisel, Ronald Campbell, Sharon Henry, Michael Goulding.
2000 Television: Network/syndicated "First Casualty" CBS; 60 Minutes II Bob Simon, Draggan Mihailovich, Christine Spolar
2000 Television: Network/syndicated "The Paper Chase" Dateline NBC John Larson, Lynne Dale, Allan Maraynes, Neal Shapiro, Andy Lehren, Mable Chan
2000 Television: Top 20 markets "Treading on Danger? KHOU-TV David Raziq, Anna Werner, Chris Henao
2000 Television: Below top 20 markets "Who's Policing the Police" WTVF-TV Nashville Phil Williams, Bryan Staples
2000 Magazine/specialty publication "The Secret History of Lead" The Nation Jamie Lincoln Kitman
2000 Radio "Beneath Native Land: Occidental Petroleum in South America" Living on Earth from NPR Ingrid Lobet
2000 Tom Renner Award "California's Billion Dollar Rip-Off" KCBS-TV Joel Grover, Jennifer Cobb
2000 Online "Our Private Legislatures - Public Service, Personal Gain" Center for Public Integrity Diane Renzulli, Meleah Rush, John Dunbar, Alex Knott, Robert Moore, Ken Vogel
2000 FOI Award "Inside the '96 Olympics" Atlanta Journal-Constitution Melissa Turner
2000 Book "The Book of Honor: Covert Lives and Classified Deaths at the CIA" Doubleday Ted Gup
2000 Student Work (All Media) "Cycle of Influence: How Campaign Contributions, Lobbyist Spending and Personal Financial Interests Affect the West Virginia Legislature" Charleston Gazette/University of Missouri Scott M. Finn [10]
1999 Newspapers: Local Circulation Weeklies IRE Medal "Above the Law" The Nashville Scene Willy Stern
1999 Newspapers: Circulation (under 100,000) "Timecard Troubles" The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y. Christopher Mele, Oliver Mackson
1999 Newspapers: Circulation (100,000 through 250,000) IRE Medal "Deadly Alliance" The Toledo Blade Sam Roe
1999 Newspapers: Circulation (100,000 through 250,000) "Falling from the Sky" The Dayton Daily News Russell Carollo
1999 Newspapers: Circulation (over 250,000) IRE Medal "Invisible Lives, Invisible Deaths" The Washington Post Katherine Boo
1999 Newspapers: Circulation (over 250,000) "Prosecutorial Misconduct" Chicago Tribune Ken Armstrong, Maurice Possley.
1999 Television: Network/syndicated "Tobacco Slaves" 60 Minutes II Bill Owens, Margaret Ebrahim, Scott Pelley
1999 Television: Top 20 markets "The Investigation of First USA" WFAA-TV Dallas Valeri Williams, Lisa Hampshire, Meridith Schucker, Jesus Hernandez, Don Smith
1999 Television: Top 20 markets "Armed Forces Recruiting Fraud" WFAA-TV Dallas Byron Harris, P.J. Ward, Chris Johnson
1999 Television: Below top 20 markets "Case Dismissed" WTHR-TV Indianapolis Bill Ditton, Jeremy Rogalski, Kathleen Johnston, Gerry Lanosga
1999 Special citation "Disclosure Denied" and other work APBnews.com Amy Worden, James Gordon Meek, Bob Port, Ben Lesser, Sydney H. Schanberg
1999 FOI Award "Spotlight on Secrecy" San Francisco Bay Guardian Bruce B. Bruggmann and Bay Guardian Editorial Staff
1999 Book "Animal Underworld: Inside America's Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species" The Center for Public Integrity Alan Green
1999 Student "Troubled Bridges" KOMU-TV, Channel 8, Columbia, MO. Mark Greenblatt [11]
1998 Tom Renner Award "Dirty Money" The Record Thomas Zambito, Jim Haner
1998 Freedom of Information Award open records law The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star; The Evansville Courier; The Times of Northwest Indiana; The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette; The (Muncie) Star-Press; The South Bend Tribune; The Indianapolis Star and News Journalists at seven Indiana newspapers.
1998 Television: Network/Syndicated "Tomb of The Unknowns" CBS Evening News Vince Gonzales, Eric Engberg
1998 Newspapers: Circulation (above 250,000) IRE Medal "Rezulin: A Billion-Dollar Killer" The Los Angeles Times David Willman
1998 Newspapers: Circulation (above 250,000) "Population Bomb" The Wall Street Journal Alix M. Freedman
1998 Television: Top 20 "Fake Doctors, Real Dangers" CBS-2 News, Los Angeles, Eleanore M. Vega, Drew C. Griffin, Jeffrey Wilkins, Dolores Lopez, Rob Macey, Les Rose
1998 Newspapers: Circulation (100,000 - 250,000) "City Courts" The Advocate, of Baton Rouge DeAnn Smith
1998 Television: Below Top 20 "Olympic Bribery Scandal" KTVX-TV, Salt Lake City Chris Vanocur, the KTVX Newsroom
1998 Newspapers: Circulation (under 100,000) "Force In Disarray" The Courier-Post, Camden, N.J., Clint Riley
1998 Magazine/Specialty Publications "What Corporate Welfare Costs You" Time Magazine Don Barlett, James B. Steele
1998 Books IRE Medal A Promise of Justice: The Eighteen-Year Fight to Save Four Innocent Men Hyperion David Protess, Rob Warden
1998 Books Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage Public Affairs Press Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew
1998 Local Circulation Weeklies "Sweet Deals Gone Sour" Nashville Scene Willy Stern [12]

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