Oakes Award: Past Winners
San Jose Mercury News, Lisa M. Krieger, Paul Rogers, "California Drought,"
InsideClimate News, The Center for Public Integrity & The Weather Channel, David Hasemeyer and Lisa Song of InsideClimate News, Jim Morris of The Center for Public Integrity, and Greg Gilderman of the Weather Channel, "Big Oil, Bad Air"
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dan Egan, "A Watershed Moment: Great Lakes at a Crossroads"
Oakes Award on hiatus - no award given.
Chicago Tribune, Patricia Callahan, Sam Roe, Michael Hawthorne, "Playing with Fire,"
Environmental Health News, Marla Cone, project editor, "Playing with Fire"
InsideClimate News, Lisa Song, Elizabeth McGowan, David Hasmyer, "The Dilbit Disaster"
USA Today, Alison Young and Peter Eisler, "Ghost Factories"
The New York Times, Justin Gillis, "Temperature Rising"
The Associated Press, Jeff Donn, "Aging Nukes"
Center for Public Integrity and ABC News, Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk respectively,
The Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of
Investigative Journalists, “Dangers in the Dust: Inside the Global Asbestos Trade”
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Deepwater Horizon oil spill coverage
The Milwaukee Sentinel, Dan Egan,“Great Lakes, Great Peril: A Road Map to Restoration”
USA Today, Blake Morrison and Brad Heath, “The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and
The New York Times, Charles Duhigg, “Toxic Waters”
Center for Public Integrity, Kristen Lombardi, “The Hidden Cost of Clean Coal”
The Military Times, Kelly Kennedy, “Poisoned in Iraq: How Open Air Burn Pits are Risking Your Health”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Susanne Rust, Meg Kissinger and Cary Spivak,
The Associated Press, Martha Mendoza, Jeff Donn and Justin Pritchard, “PharmaWater”
The Times Picayune of New Orleans, Bob Marshall, Mark Schleifstein, Matt Brown and photographer Ted Jackson,
“Last Chance: The Fight to Save a Disappearing Coast”
The Los Angeles Times, Judy Pasternak, "Blighted Homeland”
Harper’s, McKenzie Funk, “Cold Rush: The Coming Fight for the Melting North”
Cascadia Times, Paul Koberstein
The Detroit Free Press, Staff
Mobile Register, Ben Raines
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Robert McClure and Andrew Schneider
The Times-Picayune, John McQuaid
Los Angeles Times, T. Christian Miller
The Seattle Times, Deborah Nelson, Jim Simon, Eric Nalder and Danny Westneat
The Seattle Times, Duff Wilson
The Record, Dunstan McNichol and Kelly Richmond
The News & Observer, Pat Stith and Joby Warrick
Caroline Martinet, Program Manager, Professional Prizes
Columbia Journalism School
New York, NY 10027
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