2002 Finalists

CATEGORY A: LARGE NEWSPAPERS

OxyContin” by Barry Meier and Melody Petersen, The New York Times

 “Uninformed Consent” by Duff Wilson and David Heath, The Seattle Times

Enron: The Demise of a Giant” by Rebecca Smith and John Emshwiller, The Wall Street Journal

Little Accountability for Accountants” by David S. Hilzenrath, The Washington Post




CATEGORY B: MEDIUM NEWSPAPERS

Dead Tired: Weary Truckers Take Lethal Toll” by Judy L. Thomas, The Kansas City Star

One-Ticket Town” by Tim Barker and Mary Shanklin, Orlando Sentinel

Housed in Debt” by Paul D. Davies, Philadelphia Daily News

“Unequal Opportunity” by Jeffrey Meitrodt, Mark Schleifstein, Pamela Coyle and Ronette King, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) 

1. "Pushed Aside"
2. “Exploiting Opportunity”
3. “Insecure Future”
4. “Breaking Barriers”
5. “Through the Cracks”
6. “Ready-Mix DBE”
7. “Numbers Game”


 CATEGORY C: SMALL NEWSPAPERS

A Clear-Cut Legacy” by Paula Dobbyn, Anchorage Daily News

Trade on Trial” by Jenna Greene, Legal Times (Washington, DC)

Foal Deaths” by Janet Patton, Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader 

Flying Blind” and “Flight Capital” by Matt Smith, San Francisco Weekly


 CATEGORY D: MAGAZINES

The Numbers Game, Why Earnings Are Too Rosy, Confused About Earnings” by David Henry and Nanette Byrnes, BusinessWeek

But Wait, You Promised…” by Charles Fishman, Fast Company

“Hollywood’s Information Man” by Amy Wallace, Los Angeles Magazine

Is Enron Overpriced?” by Bethany McLean, Fortune

Power Failure” by Mary Van de Kamp Nohl, Milwaukee Magazine


CATEGORY E: COMMENTARY

Business and Political Commentary” by Michael Lewis, Bloomberg News

The Mourning After, I Love (Leave) New York, The Importance of Irrelevance” by Stanley Bing, Fortune

Wealth of Nations” by Clive Crook, National Journal

Market Watch” by Gretchen Morgenson, The New York Times

Stocks.comment” by Scott Herhold, San Jose Mercury News



CATEGORY F: DEADLINE OR BEAT WRITING

“Wall Street” by Gretchen Morgenson, The New York Times

Troubled Steel” by Jennifer Scott Cimperman, The Plain Dealer

“Radio’s Big Bully” by Eric Boehlert, Salon.com

1. "Pay for Play"
2. "Fighting Pay-for-play"
3. "Radio's Big Bully"
4. "The 'Bootlyicious' Gambit"
5. "Payola City"
6. "More waves in the radio business"
7. "Suit: Clear Channel is an illegal monopoly"
8. "Rock 'n' radio rumble"
9. "Is Clear Channel playing a 'shell game'?"

Enron: The Demise of a Giant” by Rebecca Smith and John Emshwiller, The Wall Street Journal

A Pro Forma Riddle” by Jonathan Weil and Steve Liesman, The Wall Street Journal

Rigging the System” by Susan Pulliam and Randall Smith, The Wall Street Journal


 CATEGORY G: NEWS OR WIRE SERVICE

“Muddy Markets” by Jonathan Berr, Adam Levy, Peter Robison, Russell Hubbard and Neil Roland, Bloomberg News

1. “Raytheon Briefed Analysts Without Telling the Public
2. “Raytheon SEC Probe May Test New Disclosure Rules, Analysts Say
3. “Enron CEO Skilling Takes Company in New Directions
4. “U.S. Earnings Reports Miss Point — How Much Did Company Earn?
5. “Enron Investors Say Lay Must Deliver on Earnings Transparency
6. “SEC to Charge Company With Misleading `Pro Formas
7. “SEC to File First Fair Disclosure Case, Pitt Says

September 11: The Day Terrorism Changed Wall Street” by Phil Serafino, David Morris, Vince Golle, Andrew Ward, Glen Justice, Laura Smitherman, Tony Capaccio, Liz Skinner, Roger Runningen, Anna Maria Stolley, Susan Decker and Robert Parry, Bloomberg News

Sham of Enron” by Adam Levy, Loren Steffy and Edward Robinson, Bloomberg News

Buying Into Trouble” by Wylie Wong and Dawn Kawamoto, CNET News.com




  CATEGORY H AND I: TELEVISION

The Money Trail” by Allan Dodds Frank and Lisa Slow, Cable News Network/CNNfn

Widows” by Maria Bartiromo, CNBC

Cooper Tires” by Michael Kosnar and Rob Stafford, Dateline NBC

Presses Under Pressure” by Terence Smith, Anne Davenport, Ilyse Veron and Lester M. Crystal, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer

Right on the Money: Parenting on One Income” by Margaret Brower, Chris Farrell and Nicole Tundel, Twin Cities Public Television