Columbia Journalism School

Oakes Award: Past Winners

2014   

Oakes Award on hiatus - no award given. 

2013

Chicago Tribune, Patricia Callahan, Sam Roe, Michael Hawthorne, "Playing with Fire,"

            Honorable Mention

            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"

 

2012

The New York Times, Justin Gillis, "Temperature Rising"

            Honorable Mention

           The Associated Press, Jeff Donn, "Aging Nukes"

            Center for Public Integrity and ABC News, Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk respectively, 

            "Green Energy: Contracts, Connections and the Collapse of Solyndra"

     

2011

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

2010

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

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

2009

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

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


More about the 2009 Oakes Award winners

2008

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


More about the 2008 Oakes Award winners
John G. H. Oakes’ opening remarks, 2008 award presentation

2007

The Los Angeles Times, Kenneth R. Weiss and his team, “Altered Oceans
More about the 2007 Oakes Award winners

2006

Harper's Magazinee, Erik Reece  “Death of a Mountain
The Milwaukee Sentinel, Dan Egan, “Troubled Waters, the Great Invasion”
More about the 2006 Oakes Award winners

2005

Cascadia Times, Paul Koberstein

2004

The Detroit Free Press, Staff

2003

Mobile Register, Ben Raines

2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Robert McClure and Andrew Schneider

2001

The Times-Picayune, John McQuaid

2000

Los Angeles Times, T. Christian Miller

1999

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

1998

The Seattle Times, Duff Wilson

1997

The Record, Dunstan McNichol and Kelly Richmond

1996

The News & Observer, Pat Stith and Joby Warrick

 


Contact

Caroline Martinet, Program Manager, Professional Prizes
Columbia Journalism School
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
212-854-7696
cm3443@columbia.edu

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