2006 Finalists

CATEGORY A: LARGE NEWSPAPERS

"Borrower Beware" by Ann Hardie, Carrie Teegardin and Alan Judd, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Guardians for Profit” by Robin Fields, Evelyn Larrubia and Jack Leonard, The  Los  Angeles Times

“Dangerous Devices” by Barry Meier, The New York Times

“Cybercrime Inc.” by Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz, USA Today

“Taxes and Terrorism” by Glenn R. Simpson, The Wall Street Journal

 

 
CATEGORY B: MEDIUM NEWSPAPERS

 “Ohio Rare Coin Funds” by Christopher Kirkpatrick, Joshua Boak, Steve Eder, James Drew, and Mike Wilkinson, The Blade  (Toledo, Ohio)

“Reality Check for Job Programs” by Mike McAndrew and Michelle Breidenbach, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.)

“The Pineros: Men of the Pines” by Tom Knudson and Hector Amezcua, The Sacramento Bee

“Selling Drug Secrets” by Luke Timmerman and David Heath, The Seattle Times 
 




CATEGORY C: SMALL NEWSPAPERS

“Wrong Side of the Track” by Janet Patton, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader

  1. “Injuries Come With the Job” (Part I)

“School’s Pursuit of Profit Leaves Students Behind” by Sam Kennedy, Christina Gostomski, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)

  1. "School's Pursuit of Profit Leaves Students Behind"
  2. "High Interest Student Loan Hearing Moves to Capital"
  3. "Spotlight to be on Lehigh Valley College Loans"
  4. "Dally Wants Hearing on School Loans"
  5. "School Steers Students to Backbreaking Loans"
  6. "Lawmakers Turn Up Heat On LVC Loans"

“The Human Factor” by Eric Nalder, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“PGE Investigation” by Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week ( Portland, Ore.)
 



 
CATEGORY D: MAGAZINES

“Insurance Coverage” by Jonathan R. Laing, Barron’s

  1. "MBIA's 'Black Hole'"
  2. “Greenberg's Fall

  “The Banks That Fleeced Alabama” by Martin Z. Braun, Darrell Preston, and Liz Willen, Bloomberg Markets

“The Hidden Wealth of the Poor” by Thomas Easton, The Economist

“Why Carly’s Big Bet Is Failing, How the HP Board KO’d Carly” by Carol Loomis, Fortune

“The Broken Promise” by Donald Barlett and James B. Steele, Time Magazine




 CATEGORY E: COMMENTARY

“Steve Bailey Downtown” by Steve Bailey, The Boston Globe

  1. "The Best Messenger?"
  2. “A Tale of Two Temps"

“Review and Outlook: Kianna’s Law” by Robert L. Pollock, The Wall Street Journal

  1. "How About a Kianna's Law?"
  2. “Kianna's Legacy"
  "Business and Economics Columns” by Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post
  1. "Big Three Lumbering Toward Failure"
  2. “Greenspan Misfires on Fannie, Freddie"
CATEGORY F: DEADLINE WRITING


“Staggering Blow” by Bill Vlasic, Brett Clanton, Daniel Howes, Scott Burgess, David Shepardson, Gary Heinlein, Ron French, Bryce G. Hoffman, James V. Higgins, Brian J. O’Connor, Nick Bunkley, and Jeff Plungis, The Detroit News

“Sale of MBNA” by Maureen Milford, Ted Griffith, Luladey B. Tadesse, Robin Brown, Gary Soulsman, Christopher Yasiejko, Michele Besso, Steven Church, Jeff Montgomery, and Peter Bothum, The News Journal (New Castle, Del.)

“A Drug On Trial” by Alex Berenson, The New York Times

 

 
CATEGORY G: BEAT WRITING

“Port Salaries- Salary Protocol” by Peter Dujardin, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)

  1. "Salary Protocol"
  2. "Officials: Executives' Compensation Not Our Business"

 “Dwindling Benefits” by Mary Williams Walsh and Milt Freudenheim, The New York Times

“Risky Business” by Sydney P. Freedberg, Jeff Harrington, and Connie Humburg, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times

  1. "We Paid for Jobs, Then They Left"
  2. "Closing to Cost Bay Area 1,900 Jobs"

“The Most Expensive Drugs and How They Came to Be” by Geeta Anand, The Wall Street Journal

  1. "How Drugs for Rare Diseases Became Lifeline for Companies"
  2. "A Biotech Drug Extends a Life, But at What Price?"


 
CATEGORY H: NEWS SERVICES OR ONLINE CONTENT

"LAX Loans" by Frank Bass, Dirk Lammers, and Larry Margasak, The Associated Press

“The ‘Squawk Box’ Probe” by Matthew Goldstein, TheStreet.com

  1. "SEC Probes 'Squawk Box' Front Running
  2. "'Squawk' Probe Figure Has An Eye for Action"
  3. "Feds Indict 'Ssquawk' Brokers"
 


 CATEGORY I: TELEVISION DEADLINE

“Real Estate Craze” by Betsy Stark, Robert Krulwich, Lisa Stark, and staff, ABC News

“Every Color of the Rainbow” by Rand Morrison, Estelle Popkin, Gavin Boyle, Marquita Pool-Eckert, Rita Braver, Catherine Kim, and Patrick Lee, CBS News Sunday Morning

“Postcard from China” by Rand Morrison, Estelle Popkin, Gavin Boyle, Marquita Pool-Eckert, Barry Petersen, Alec Sirken, and Michael Gray, CBS News Sunday Morning

“The Katrina Effect” by Anne Thompson and staff, NBC Nightly News

 


 CATEGORY J: TELEVISION ENTERPRISE

“11 Wall Street” by Lisa Zeff, ABC News Productions

“Illegal and Thriving” by Lesley Stahl, CBS News 60 Minutes

“China Rising” by Paul Solman, Lee Koromvokis, Jeffrey Kline, Jacob Kline and Joanne Elgart Jennings, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer

 “Learning the Hard Way” by Byron Harris, Kraig Kirchem, and Mark Smith, WFAA-TV (Dallas, Texas)



 


 CATEGORY K: BUSINESS BOOK

DisneyWar by James B. Stewart, Simon & Schuster

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, William Morrow (Harper Collins)

The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Gerald Loeb Awards