Newspapers over 75,000:

America: What Went Wrong? by The Philadelphia Inquirer 
Don Barlett and James Steele 
Series examines the largest transfer of wealth in U.S. history. Documents the reasons for the decline in the American standard of living

OSHA by Dayton Daily News 
Mike Casey and Russell Carollo 
Documents the failure of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers

University of South Carolina by Greenville News (S.C.)
Chris Weston, Tim Smith and William Fox  
Examines a spurious private foundation linked to the University of South Carolina

 

Newspapers under 75,000:

Belleville police by Belleville News-Democrat (Ill.)
Carolyn Tuft  
Finds that the Belleville police were targeting black motorists for tickets to deter them from entering the city

Horry County by Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
Lesia Shannon  
Documents an illegal lending business that a local city councilman ran from his home

New Mexico Legislature by Albuquerque Tribune 
Dan Vukelich 
Documents corruption and conflicts of interest in the New Mexico legislature

 

Magazines:

The eye of the storm by Mother Jones
Scott Armstrong  
Story reveals a history of secret weapons deals among three U.S. administrations and Saudia Arabia

Punishing the Poor by Southern Exposure 
Brett Campbell, Laurie Udesky and Gordon Young 
Investigates workfare, finding endangerment of children and mismanagement

 

Television, larger markets:

Televangelist Investigation by ABC Primetime Live 
Robbie Gordon, Richard Kaplan and Diane Sawyer 
An hour-long investigation of three prominent televangelists; finds widespread manipulation through phony tactics

Legal Discrimination/Signed, Sealed, and Suckered by WHDH-TV (Boston) 
George Kindel, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Kate Shaplen 
Investigates redlining by home improvement and insurance companies

The Great American Bailout by PBS Frontline and the Center for Investigative Reporting
Glenn Silber, George Clyde, Diana Hembree, Juan Avila, Rocky Kistner and Sharon Tiller 
Investigates the story behind the failure of the savings and loan bailout

 

Television, smaller markets:

Garbage by WSTM-TV (Syracuse, N.Y.) 
Jim Kenyon 
Exposes fraud in the trash hauling industry in Onandaga County

Down the Drain by WKRN-TV (Nashville)
Scott Rensberger and Stuart Watson  
Reveals that the city’s water and sewer rates are among the highest in the country due to waste, bid fraud and possible criminal wrongdoing.