Newsday for “ The Health Divide ” on inequities in health care afforded to African-Americans and for “Their Killers Walk Free” on unprosecuted civil-rights-era murders in the Deep South.

Christopher Cook and The Progressive for “ Plucking Workers ” on the use of welfare reform to channel welfare recipients into jobs notorious for high rates of injury and chronic employee turnover.

Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele and Time magazines for a series on corporate welfare .