Social Justice Journalism – 1999
Sasha Abramsky for “ When They Get Out ” in the Atlantic Monthly on the dire consequences for poor, minority communities of the national mania for incarceration without rehabilitation.
Larry Johnson and Dan DeLong for “ Life and Death in Iraq ” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), documenting how sanctions against Iraq take a heavy toll on innocent human life yet fail to produce political results and hurt the U.S. economy.
Marcus Stern, Dana Wilkie, Dori Meinert and Toby Eckert of Copley News Service for “ America’s Immigration Dilemma ,” outlining the economic forces that encourage immigration — cheap labor — then increasingly consign these
legal immigrants to impoverished futures.