Columbia Journalism School

Oakes Award: Past Winners

 

 

2012

           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"

 

2011 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"

     

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

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

2009

  • 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”

2008

  • 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 2008 Oakes Award winners

2007

  • 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 2007 Oakes Award winners
John G. H. Oakes’ opening remarks, 2007 award presentation

2006

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

2005

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

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, Professional Awards
Columbia Journalism School
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
212-854-7696
lt2026@columbia.edu

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