2005 Finalists

CATEGORY A: LARGE NEWSPAPERS

"Captive Clientele" by Diana Henriques, The New York Times

 "Death on the Tracks" by Walt Bogdanich, The New York Times

"Internet Security" by Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz, USA Today

1. "Are hackers using your PC to spew spam and steal?"
2. "Tech industry presents less-than-unified defense"
3. "Crooks slither into Net's shady nooks and crannies"
4. "Unprotected PCs can be hijacked in minutes"
5. "Market to protect consumer PCs seems poised for takeoff"

"The Last Cartel" by Steve Fainaru, The Washington Post  

 


 CATEGORY B: MEDIUM NEWSPAPERS

"A Billion-Dollar Bet" by Mike Adams and Robert Little , The Baltimore Sun 

  "Danger Overhead: Crushed Roofs" by Bill Vlasic and Jeff Plungis, The Detroit News

1. "Thousands killed, hurt as auto roofs collapse"
2. "Seat belts not enough to save lives in rollovers"
3. "Feds, Big Three gird for roof showdown"

"Toxic Treats" by Jenifer B. McKim, William Heisel, Keith Sharon, Valeria Godines and Hanh Kim Quach, The Orange County Register

 "Shifting Fortunes" by Alwyn Scott, Brier Dudley and Jake Batsell, The Seattle Times

1. "Foreign agriculture bruising 'Growin in Washington' label"
2. "Trade winds buffet state's farmers"
3. "From Redmond to India: high tech's global families"
4. "India parlays education, timing into tech boom"
5. "Inventor rose high - until world changed"
6. "Economic revolution throttles inventor"
7. "Cup by cup, coffee fuels world market"

 "High-Tech Shell Game" by Christopher Carey, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


 



 CATEGORY C: SMALL NEWSPAPERS

"Borrowing the Future: a Special Report" by Harvy Lipman and Grant Williams, The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Washington, DC)

 "Our Mayor, the Lobbyist" by Bob Norman, New Times Broward/Palm Beach (FL)

1. "Our Mayor, the Lobbyist"
2. "Our Mayor, the Lobbyist, Part 2"
3. "Our Mayor, the Lobbyist, Part 3"
4. "Our Mayor, the Lobbyist, Part 4"
5. "The Lobbyist (Who Wasn't There)"

 "In God We Trust" by Bruce Rushton, Phoenix New Times

 "The China Challenge" by Craig Troianello, Yakima (WA) Herald-Republic

1. "Apples to Apples"
2. "Apples feed economy"
3. "Peering into the future"
4. "Meeting and competing"


 CATEGORY D: MAGAZINES

"Swept Away: How Fannie Mae keeps its losses from sullying the bottom line" by Jonathan R. Laing , Barron's

 "Bechtel's Power Outage" by Charlie McCoy and Ralph King, Business 2.0

 "The Next Warren Buffett?" by Robert Berner, BusinessWeek

 "The Toll of a New Machine" by Charles Fishman, Fast Company

 "Why We're Losing the War on Cancer (and How to Win It)" by Clifton Leaf, Fortune

 


 CATEGORY E: COMMENTARY

"The Barker Portfolio" by Robert Barker, BusinessWeek

 "Technology & You" by Stephen H. Wildstrom, BusinessWeek

 "Dan Haar Columns" by Dan Haar, The Hartford (CT) Courant

1. "Bidding Farewell to the Machine; Offshoring Patent Jobs No Threat"
2. "Comcast's Disney Foray A Bad Idea"
3. "Struggling Toward Homes Of Their Own"
4. "Cutting Benefits? Offer Stock"
5. "Little Choice Is Big Trouble; Ending Insurance Bonuses Would Carry A Real Price"

 "DealBook" by Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times

 "Cracks in Fannie Mae’s Foundation" by Peter Eavis, TheStreet.com

1. "Fannie's Fearsome New Year Challenge"
2. "Freddie Flap Highlights Fannie Flaw"
3. "A New Reason to Fret About Fannie"
4. "Fannie Flap Points to Options Grants"
5. "Falcon Has Landed at Fannie Mae"
6. "Fannie Probe Turns to Derivatives"
7. "Fannie Fight Ready to Get Nastier"

 "Spitzer v. Grasso" by Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal

1. "Spitzer v. Grasso"
2. "Paxil Man"
3. "Mr. Grasso's Money"
4. "Eliot's Insurance Policy"
5. "Mr. Spitzer's Allies"
6. "Garamendi's Tollgate"

 


 CATEGORY F: DEADLINE WRITING

"Google IPO" by Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

 "End of an Era" by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Steve Lohr, David Barboza, Gary Rivlin and John Markoff, The New York Times

 "The Risky Business of Risk" by Monica Langley, Theo Francis, Scot J. Paltrow, Ianthe Jeanne Dugan, Christopher Oster, Ian McDonald and John Hechinger, The Wall Street Journal

 "Fannie Mae" by David S. Hilzenrath, Kathleen Day, Carrie Johnson and Terence O'Hara, The Washington Post

 

 CATEGORY G: BEAT WRITING

"Boston Scientific" by Jeffrey Krasner and Ross Kerber, The Boston Globe

1. "When cardiac stents fail, surgeons race to avert worst"
2. "Suit accuses stent-maker of copying designs"
3. "Stents sold despite high failure rates"

 "Danger Overhead: Crushed Roofs" by Bill Vlasic and Jeff Plungis, The Detroit News

1. "Thousands killed, hurt as auto roofs collapse"
2. "Seat belts not enough to save lives in rollovers"
3. "Feds, Big Three gird for roof showdown"

 "The Short Life of 'Lifetime' Health-Care Benefits" by Ellen E. Schultz and Theo Francis, The Wall Street Journal

 "Iraq Reconstruction" by Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post

 

 CATEGORY H: NEWS SERVICES OR ONLINE CONTENT

"Investment Conflict on Wall Street" by David Dietz and Adam Levy, Bloomberg News

 "Exposing Small-Cap Fraud" by Carol S. Remond, Dow Jones Newswires

 "The Answer Desk" by John W. Schoen, MSNBC.com

 "Cracks in Fannie Mae’s Foundation" by Peter Eavis, TheStreet.com

1. "Fannie's Fearsome New Year Challenge"
2. "Freddie Flap Highlights Fannie Flaw"
3. "A New Reason to Fret About Fannie"
4. "Fannie Flap Points to Options Grants"
5. "Falcon Has Landed at Fannie Mae"
6. "Fannie Probe Turns to Derivatives"
7. "Fannie Fight Ready to Get Nastier"

 


 CATEGORY I: TELEVISION DEADLINE

"Money for Nothing?" by Chris Cuomo, Shelley Ross, Bob Lange, Thomas Berman and Jack Pyle, ABC News: Primetime

 "The Rising Price of Oil" by Betsy Stark, Justine Schiro and Alice Maggin, ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings

 "Enron Scandal: Ken Lay Indicted" by Maria Bartiromo, Tyler Mathisen, Mark Haines, Sue Herera, Dylan Ratigan, Scott Cohn, Bertha Coombs, Diana Olick, Nanette Hansen, Courtney Ford, Lacy O’Toole, Alex Crippen, Robert Contino, Bill McCandless, Bob Fasbender, Judith Dobrzynski, David Friend, Benjamin Berna, Sanford Cannold and Ellen EgethCNBC

 "Identity Theft" by Anne Thompson, Fred Francis, Robert Hager, Don Teague, Jay Blackman, Denise Baker, Richard Latour, Charles Schaeffer, Albert Oetgen, John Reiss and Steve Capus, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw

 


 CATEGORY J: TELEVISION ENTERPRISE

No finalists were announced in the Television Enterprise category. The Judging committee has chosen not to select a Loeb winner in the Television Enterprise category for 2005.

 




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