Section: Commentary/Column writing
2009: Leonard Pitts, The Miami Herald
A compilation of columns including pieces on the historic election of President Barack Obama.
2008: Leonard Pitts Jr., The Miami Herald
A compilation of columns including those on the death of NFL star Sean Taylor, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Jena controversy.
2007: Ana Menendez, The Miami Herald
Columns about the Miami community, including how a local festival to celebrate Cuban history had grown into a marketing ploy.
2006: Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times
What's to Be Done About Darfur? Plenty
2005: M.J. Wilde, The Albuquerque (N.M.) Tribune
Columns on baseball, bathing suits and bosom buddies.
2004: Dan Neil, Los Angeles Times
"The most uncommon auto columnist in the country. ... He delivers great leads, allows no fall off in the writing as he delivers little treasures throughout and yet always rewards the reader at the en...
2003: Michael Kelly, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald
Courageous columns about a horrific crime -- the abduction and rape of his daughter.
2002: Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times
Columns from Roger Clinton's difficulties with a breathalyzer test to the terrorist attacks of September 11, and a San Francisco editor's adventures with a Komodo dragon.
2001: Leonard Pitts, The Miami Herald
Unpredictable, principled columns about everything from the confederate flag, to individuality to reparations
2000: Cynthia Tucker, The Atlanta Constitution
Columns that include tough commentary on Jesse Jackson visiting Belgrade, the family of Martin Luther King Jr. allying itself with a politician of questionable honesty, and the minority set-aside pro...
1999: J. Peder Zane, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
Topics include gossip, the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda, and a late 20th-century perspective on American slavery.