Seymour M. Hersh of The New Yorker,for exposing the full culpability in the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

Naomi Klein for revealing in Harper’s Magazine how the Bush Administration worsened conditions in Iraq by attempting to transform it into a showcase of free-market economics.

Frank Rich of The New York Times for original explorations of the intersections between media culture, values and politics.

Peter G. Gosselin of the Los Angeles Times for economic reporting on an ironic “New Deal,” in which economic risk is shifted steadily from the broad shoulders of business and government to the backs of working families.

Bill Day of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal for won recognition for “Cartooning with a Conscience” that expresses powerful sympathies for the oppressed and a skeptical view of the powerful.