Columbia Journalism School

Oakes Award: Past Winners

2010

  • 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

  • Dan Egan, “Great Lakes, Great Peril: A Road Map to Restoration”

2009

  • Blake Morrison and Brad Heath, “The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and
    America’s Schools”

  • Charles Duhigg, “Toxic Waters”

  • Kristen Lombardi, “The Hidden Cost of Clean Coal”

  • Kelly Kennedy, “Poisoned in Iraq: How Open Air Burn Pits are Risking Your Health”

2008

  • Susanne Rust, Meg Kissinger and Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
    “Chemical Fallout”

  • Martha Mendoza, Jeff Donn and Justin Pritchard, Associated Press, “PharmaWater”


More about the 2008 Oakes Award winners

2007

  • Bob Marshall, Mark Schleifstein, Matt Brown and photographer Ted Jackson,
    The Times Picayune of New Orleans, “Last Chance: The Fight to Save a Disappearing Coast”

  • Judy Pasternak, Los Angeles Times, “Blighted Homeland”

  • McKenzie Funk, Harper’s, “Cold Rush: The Coming Fight for the Melting North”


More about the 2007 Oakes Award winners
John G. H. Oakes’ opening remarks, 2007 award presentation

2006

Kenneth R. Weiss and his team, Los Angeles Times, “Altered Oceans”
More about the 2006 Oakes Award winners

2005

Erik Reece, “Death of a Mountain”
Dan Egan, “Troubled Waters, the Great Invasion”
More about the 2005 Oakes Award winners

2004

Paul Koberstein, Cascadia Times

2003

The Staff of the Detroit Free Press

2002

Ben Raines, Mobile Register

2001

Robert McClure and Andrew Schneider, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

2000

John McQuaid, The Times-Picayune

1999

T. Christian Miller, Los Angeles Times

1998

Deborah Nelson, Jim Simon, Eric Nalder and Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times

1997

Duff Wilson, The Seattle Times

1996

Dunstan McNichol and Kelly Richmond, The Record

1995

Pat Stith and Joby Warrick, The News & Observer

 


Contact

Lisa S. Redd, Associate Director, Oakes Award
Laura G. Tejeda, Administrative Assistant, Oakes Award
Columbia University Journalism School
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
212-854-7696
lt2026@columbia.edu

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