For her persistent, painstaking reports on secret "black site" prisons and other controversial features of the government's counterterrorism campaign.
For her masterful stories about patients, families and physicians that illuminated the often unseen world of cancer survivors.
For his compelling and meticulously documented stories on admission preferences given to the children of alumni and donors at American universities.
For her absorbing, often poignant stories that illuminated complex medical issues through the lives of people.
For her trenchant and incisive Wall Street coverage.
For his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms.
For his determined reporting, despite negative reader reaction, that revealed academic fraud in the men’s basketball program at the University of Minnesota.
For their stories on corruption in the entertainment industry, including a charity sham sponsored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, illegal detoxification programs for wealthy celebrities, and a resurgence of radio payola.
For her consistently illuminating coverage of the United States Supreme Court.
For his coverage of the aerospace industry, notably an exhaustive investigation of rudder control problems on the Boeing 737, which contributed to new FAA requirements for major improvements.
For his detailed portrait of a progressive local Catholic parish and its parishioners.
For his analytical reporting on Washington developments and the national scene.
For dogged reporting that disclosed flagrant spending abuses at Michigan's House Fiscal Agency.
For often exclusive coverage of General Motors' management turmoil.
For her series, "The Monkey Wars," which explored the complex ethical and moral questions surrounding primate research.
For his original, strongly documented stories on a flawed heart-defibrillator that imperiled the safety of unwitting patients.
For his relentless and masterly stories on the successful prosecution of a man accused of orchestrating the killing of three civil rights workers in 1964.
For the clarity, consistency and quality of his political reporting during a presidential election year.
For her determined, deeply sourced and insightful coverage of United States intelligence operations.
For her fresh, thoroughly reported and powerfully written stories about neglected people with mental health problems in Massachusetts.
For his authoritative and provocative coverage of the search for forbidden weapons in Iraq.
For the extraordinary clarity, diversity and context in his ongoing coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
For his stories that displayed exquisite command of complicated U.S. tax laws and of how corporations and invidiuals twist them to their advantage.
For his reporting on education, including a compassionate examination of student suicides at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and revelations of grade inflation at Harvard University, coverage that spawned reforms.
For his wide-ranging and prescient reporting on centers of foreign terrorism, often conducted at personal risk.
*In 2004, after investigating allegations of journalistic misconduct on the part of Mr. Kelley, USA Today concluded that four of the articles in this 2002 entry contained false information. Had the Board known of this at the time it would have disqualified the entry. Mr. Kelley defended his work in general but apologized for "serious mistakes."
For her persistent reporting that exposed extensive financial improprieties by a state insurance commissioner, who later resigned.
For her prescient and knowledgeable reporting on the electricity shortage faced by the U.S., and the country's failed efforts to deregulate energy.
For his innovative stories on threats to personal privacy in the digital age.
For his lucid coverage of problems resulting from the reorganization of the Internal Revenue Service.
For his penetrating coverage of the inner workings of the United Nations Special Commission as it sought to impact and disarm Iraqi weapons.
For his lucid coverage of city architecture, including an influential series supporting the development of Chicago's lakefront area. (Originally submitted in Criticism and returned by the Board to that category.)
For his reporting that disclosed safety and environmental problems posed by sport utility vehicles and other light trucks.
For his coverage of the successes and frustrations of the national effort to reform welfare.
For her reporting on the public health care crisis in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
For his coverage of low-income housing programs, including the disclosure that Dallas officials had misspent or failed to utilize millions of federal dollars allocated for impoverished areas.
For her coverage of the plight of a young African woman who was jailed by U.S. immigration officials after she fled her homeland and its tribal rite of genital mutilation to seek asylum in the country, which prompted worldwide reaction.
For articles uncovering corrupt dealings between contractors and city officials in the suburb of Beachwood that resulted in indictments and significant reforms.
For disclosing problems and abuses in the state's tax-funded Medicaid health maintenance organizations.
For a series revealing inequities in the county municipal court system, including the widespread jailing of individuals too poor to pay fines for minor offenses and the release of other, more serious offenders who were able to pay.
For the series "Extreme Indifference," on the prosecution of a drunken driver convicted of killing four pedestrians, and for his reporting on public safety.
For Washington D.C. welfare and social policy coverage that focused on the condition of the poor and Federal Government actions affecting them.
For her reporting and writing on religion, ethics and morality.
For his coverage of the promise and perils of city youth.
For a series of portraits and analyses that illuminated the causes and effects of Los Angeles gang life.
For his reporting about questionable business practices in professional hockey.
For stories about the state's faltering rural health-care system.
For reporting that uncovered hazing, sexual harassment and generally biased treatment of female cadets at the U.S. Naval Academy and prompted six congressional and naval investigations.