Section: Deadline News Reporting
1998: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Coverage of a Ku Klux Klan rally held in downtown Pittsburgh and the counter demonstrations.
2009: Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald
Coverage of a deadly tornado that claimed the lives of four Boy Scouts.
2008: The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
Stories on a summer fire at a sofa store that claimed the lives of nine city firefighters.
2008: Todd C. Frankel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Various stories including a Memorial Day feature about families paying homage to their loved ones killed in Iraq.
2007: C.J. Chivers, The New York Times
Detailed accounts of an American medic's treatment of a member of his platoon in Iraq who was critically wounded by a sniper.
2007: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
For coverage of a factory explosion at a complex in Milwaukee's industrial valley that killed three workers and injured 46.
2006: John Simerman, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Watching Williams die
2006: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times (Megan Garvey, Erika Hayasaki, Mitchell Landsberg, Jill Leovy, David Pierson and Richard Winton)
2005: Dexter Filkins, The New York Times
Coverage of urban warfare in Falluja, Iraq
2005: The Washington Post
Coverage of the tsunami disaster in South Asia
2004: The New York Times
A vivid account of the breakup of the shuttle Columbia.
2004: The Boston Globe
Empathetic coverage of the Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 and maimed scores.
2004: Anthony Shadid, The Washington Post
Coverage of the war in Iraq. The judges said, "Shadid delivered from Iraq with an enormous descriptive range and great lyrical power. He did it all from the base of great reporting strength."
2003: Dan Barry, The New York Times
Deadline coverage of Sept. 11, 2002, the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
2003: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post: Elizabeth Clarke, Joel Engelhardt, Gary Kane, Christine Stapleton
Coverage of the sex scandal in the Catholic Church.
2002: The Wall Street Journal, New York
Reporting from Ground Zero on September 11, as the staff scrambled for makeshift office space after the attacks left their offices unusable.
2002: N.R. Kleinfield, The New York Times
Ground level on New York City's streets on September 11.
2001: The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.
Reporting on a catastrophic fire in a Seton Hall University dormitory, recreating the chaos and its impact on students and their families.
2001: Steven Erlanger, The New York Times
Stories on a strike at the Kolubara coal mine and subsequent uprisings that signaled the beginning of the end for Slobodan Milosevic.
2000: St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times
The killing of four people at a Tampa hotel.
2000: Leonora Bohen LaPeter, Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
A series of stories on the trial of a regionally notorious killer.
1999: The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.
A dramatic account of an avalanche that turned a brilliant day on Mount Rainier into a disaster that took the life of one young mountain climber.
1999: Bartholomew Sullivan, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
Accounts of three different events - the conviction of a Ku Klux Klan wizard for a three-decades-old murder of a black civil rights worker, the funeral of country music star Carl Perkins, and a torna...
1998: John Keller, The Wall Street Journal
Stories on the telecommunications industry.