Spot News Reporting

Finalists have been announced since 1980. Full texts, photographs and cartoons are available for Journalism winners from 1995–2014 only.

Winners

1997 Staff Newsday, Long Island, NY

For its enterprising coverage of the crash of TWA Flight 800 and its aftermath.

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1996 Robert D. McFadden The New York Times

For his highly skilled writing and reporting on deadline during the year.

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1995 Staff Los Angeles Times

For its reporting on January 17, 1994, of the chaos and devastation in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake.

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1994 Staff The New York Times

For its comprehensive coverage of the bombing of Manhattan's World Trade Center.

1993 Staff Los Angeles Times

For balanced, comprehensive, penetrating coverage under deadline pressure of the second, most destructive day of the Los Angeles riots.

1992 Staff Newsday, Long Island, NY

For coverage of a midnight subway derailment in Manhattan that left five passengers dead and more than 200 injured.

1991 Staff The Miami Herald

For stories profiling a local cult leader, his followers, and their links to several area murders.

Finalists

1997 Staff The Philadelphia Inquirer

For its powerful narrative coverage of the armed confrontation between police and philanthropist John DuPont following a murder at his estate.

1997 Staff The St. Petersburg Times

For its thorough and balanced reporting of the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a young black man by a white police officer and the rioting that followed.

1996 Staff The Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, MA

For its coverage of a fire that leveled a local textile factory, the city's largest employer, and its devastating effects on the community.

1996 Staff Los Angeles Times

For its coverage of the local and global impact of the purchase of Capital Cities/ABC Inc. by the Walt Disney Company.

1995 Staff The New York Times

For its coverage of the city's police department as it was rocked by charges of corruption in a Harlem precinct.

1995 Staff Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO

For its coverage of a deadly wildfire that killed 14 firefighters, the worst disaster of its kind in Colorado's history.

1994 Robert D. McFadden The New York Times

For his consistently impressive work during the year, much of it on deadline.

1994 Staff Los Angeles Times

For its richly detailed coverage of the first day of fires that ravaged Southern California.

1993 Staff The Miami Herald

For its sensitive reporting of the failed legal battle fought by parents of a child born without a brain to donate the child's organs before her death.

1993 Staff Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review

For detailed, often exclusive reporting of an 11-day clash in Northern Idaho between an armed white separatist and 300 law enforcement officers.

1992 Staff The Philadelphia Inquirer

For its coverage of a helicopter crash in a local schoolyard that killed U.S. Senator John Heinz and six others.

1992 Staff Vineyard Gazette, an Edgartown, MA weekly

For its coverage of the destruction to the island community of Martha's Vineyard by Hurricane Bob.

1991 Staff The Detroit News

For its comprehensive coverage of the collision of two jets at the city's Metropolitan Airport.

1991 Staff Newsday, Long Island, New York

For detailed coverage of a Bronx social club fire that was caused by arson and claimed 87 lives.