Section: Nondeadline writing
2009: Joanna Connors, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
For stories of her rape 20 years ago and her search to find the man who did it.
2008: Lane DeGregory, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times
A collection of feature stories including one on daredevil Evel Knievel and his fears of growing old.
2007: Barbara Brotman, Chicago Tribune
For a series of stories chronicling the final five months of hospice care of a retired insurance executive at a nursing home on Chicago 's North Shore.
2006: Jim Sheeler, Rocky Mountain News, Denver
Almost everyone has heard of "the knock at the door" - the knock that all military families dread. Once the door opens, though, the story has barely begun.
2005: Helen O'Neill, The Associated Press
The kidnapping on an 88-year-old grandmother in a small town in Wisconsin.
2004: Cathy Frye, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock
An account of a 13-year-old girl's fateful venture into the Internet chat room culture
2003: Amy Ellis Nutt, The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.
Stories exploring five of the biggest unanswered questions of science.
2002: Ellen Barry, The Boston Globe
Teenage boys plucked from Sudan and placed in suburban homes and high schools.
2001: Tom Hallman Jr., The Oregonian
A story exploring the journey of a horribly deformed youngster who risked everything in a dangerous surgery he hoped would make him look more normal.
2000: Mitchell Zuckoff, The Boston Globe
A series documenting one family's emotional, medical and moral journey with genetic testing, and the birth, and first birthday of a Down syndrome child.
1999: DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post
Articles on a variety of topics about the life of people in the nation's capital, from spanking children to being falsely charged with murder.
1998: Ken Fuson, The Sun, Baltimore
A group of high school students from a blue-collar suburban school and their efforts to produce a musical.