Oakes Award: Past Winners
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"
2011 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,
"Green Energy: Contracts, Connections and the Collapse of Solyndra"
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”
The Los Angeles Times, Kenneth R. Weiss and his team, “Altered Oceans”
More about the 2006 Oakes Award winners
Harper's Magazinee, Erik Reece “Death of a Mountain”
The Milwaukee Sentinel, Dan Egan, “Troubled Waters, the Great Invasion”
More about the 2005 Oakes Award winners
Paul Koberstein, Cascadia Times
The Staff of the Detroit Free Press
Ben Raines, Mobile Register
Robert McClure and Andrew Schneider, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
John McQuaid, The Times-Picayune
T. Christian Miller, Los Angeles Times
Deborah Nelson, Jim Simon, Eric Nalder and Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times
Duff Wilson, The Seattle Times
Dunstan McNichol and Kelly Richmond, The Record
Pat Stith and Joby Warrick, The News & Observer
Caroline Martinet, Program Manager, Professional Prizes
Columbia Journalism School
New York, NY 10027