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General Circulation Journalism Award Finalists


2020 Finalist

Tainted Pills, Broken Trust

Bloomberg Businessweek

Anna Edney, Susan Berfield, Margaret Newkirk

9/12/2019 1/29/2019 1/30/2019 12/13/2019

2020 Finalist

UVA Lawsuits

Kaiser Health News, The Washington Post and Richmond Times Dispatch

Jay Hancock, Elizabeth Lucas

9/20/2019 9/20/2019 9/13/2019 10/9/2019 11/4/2019 1/23/2019 12/28/2019

2020 Finalist

Lacking Oversight, Accountability in Mississippi's EMS Network

Mississippi Today and WLBT-TV

Erica Hensley, C.J. LeMaster

7/24/2019 9/11/2019 10/21/2019

2020 Finalist

Inside America's High-Deductible Revolution

Los Angeles Times

Noam Levey

Landing Page

2020 Finalist

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures

The New York Times

Matt Richtel, Andrew Jacobs

Landing Page 4/6/2019 4/7/2019 7/13/2019 8/4/2019 9/11/2019 12/25/2019

2020 Finalist

Mental Health: A Crisis in Colorado

The Gazette

Jakob Rodgers, Debbie Kelley, Stephane Earls, Rachel Riley, Lance Benzel, Bill Radford, Joey Bunch, Burt Hubbard, David O. Williams, Evan Wyloge, Steve Rabey

Landing Page

2020 Finalist

Unprotected: Broken promises in Georgia's senior care industry

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Brad Schrade, Carrie Teegardin

Landing Page Facility Search 9/22/2019 9/29/2019 9/29/2019 9/30/2019 10/1/2019 10/6/2019 11/23/2019 12/28/2019 12/28/2019

2020 Finalist

Marketing Hope

The Washington Post

William Wan, Laurie McGinley

2/27/2019 4/3/2019 4/4/2019 6/7/2019 9/6/2019 12/1/2019 12/13/2019

2020 Finalist

The Parking Lot Suicides

The Washington Post

Emily Wax-Thibodeaux

2/7/2019

2020 Finalist

Betrayed by the Indian Health Service

The Wall Street Journal and PBS News’ Frontline

Christopher Weaver, Dan Frosch, Anna Wilde Mathews, Gabe Johnson, Lisa Schwartz, Jennifer S. Forsyth

2/8/2019

2019 Finalist

The Miracle Cell

San Francisco Chronicle

Erin Allday, Joaquin Palomino

07/12/2018 08/02/2018 08/16/2018 09/06/2018

2019 Finalist

Jailed in Crisis: For many inmates, mental illness is a death sentence

The Virginian-Pilot

Gary A. Harki

Landing Page 08/23/2018 08/30/2018 12/06/2018 12/11/2018 12/13/2018

2019 Finalist

Heart Failure

Houston Chronicle and ProPublica

Mike Hixenbaugh, Charles Ornstein

Landing Page Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2019 Finalist

Implant Files

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Avrotros, NBC News, The Associated Press and more than 50 media partners

Implant Files Reporting & Data Teams

11/25/2018 11/26/2018 11/25/2018 11/25/2018 11/26/2018 11/27/2018 11/25/2018 11/27/2018

2019 Finalist

Failure to Deliver

Sarasota Herald-Tribune and other GateHouse Media publications

Emily Le Coz, Josh Salman, Lucille Sherman

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

2019 Finalist

Hidden Health Costs

The Wall Street Journal

Anna Wilde Mathews, Melanie Evans, Joseph Walker, Stephanie Armour, Peter Loftus, Christopher Weaver

07/31/2018 08/21/2018 09/18/2018 10/10/2018 10/21/2018 10/22/2018 12/27/2018 12/27/2018

2019 Finalist

Heartbroken

The Tampa Bay Times

Kathleen McGrory, Neil Bedi

11/28/2018 12/30/2018 12/07/2018 04/20/2018 11/28/2018 12/11/2018 05/15/2018 12/17/2018

2019 Finalist

Alcohol

The New York Times

Roni Caryn Rabin

03/18/2018

2019 Finalist

Side Effects

The Columbus Dispatch

Marty Schladen, Catherine Candisky, Lucas Sullivan, Darrel Rowland, Rachel Kilroy

Landing Page 03/13/2018 03/25/2018 04/15/2018 05/20/2018 06/03/2018 06/17/2018 06/24/2018 08/14/2018 12/23/2018

2019 Finalist

Treatment Overkill

Kaiser Health News, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today

Liz Szabo, John Hillkirk

02/28/2018 04/04/2018 08/20/2018 09/13/2018 11/01/2018 12/25/2018

2018 Finalist

Wasted Medicine

ProPublica

Marshall Allen

03/09/2017 04/27/2017 06/20/2017 07/18/2017 10/18/2017 11/28/2017

2018 Finalist

Hospice Neglect

Kaiser Health News, TIME and The Washington Post

Melissa Bailey, JoNel Aleccia, Marilyn Thompson, Susan Weiss, Heidi de Marco, Elizabeth Lucas and Caitlin Hillyard

08/21/2017 10/25/2017

2018 Finalist

DEA

The Washington Post and 60 Minutes, CBS

Lenny Bernstein, Scott Higham, Bill Whitaker, Ira Rosen and Sam Hornblower

04/02/2017 10/13/2017 10/15/2017 10/17/2017 11/14/2017 11/17/2017 12/15/2017 12/17/2017

2018 Finalist

Doomed by Delay

Chicago Tribune

Patricia Callahan

10/08/2017

2018 Finalist

Skin Cancers Rise, Along with Questionable Treatments

The New York Times

Katie Hafner and Griffin Palmer

11/20/2017

2018 Finalist

Lost Mothers

ProPublica and NPR

Nina Martin, Renee Montagne, Adriana Gallardo, Annie Waldman, Katherine Ellison and Kate Womersley

05/12/2017 07/17/2017 08/31/2017 12/07/2017 12/22/2017 12/27/2017

2018 Finalist

Rehab Riviera

Orange County Register/Southern California News Group

Teri Sforza, Tony Saavedra, Lori Basheda, Scott Schwebke, Jordan Graham, Mindy Schauer, Jeff Gritchen, Ian Wheeler, Jeff Goertzen, Kurt Snibbe, Diya Chacko, Daniel Tedford, Todd Harmonson, Rich Connell, Michele Cardon, Frank Pine and Andre Mouchard

Landing Page

2018 Finalist

LOST: Heroin’s Killer Grip on Maine’s People

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Staff at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Landing Page

2018 Finalist

Treating Cancer: Hope Vs. Hype

Kaiser Health News

Liz Szabo

02/09/2017 03/15/2017 04/27/2017 06/12/2017

2017 Finalist

Unnatural Causes: Sick and Dying in Small-town America

The Washington Post

Joel Achenbach, Lenny Bernstein, Ariana Eunjung Cha, Scott Clement, Alice Crites, Scott Higham, Dan Keating, Kimberly Kindy, Bonnie Jo Mount, Amy Ellis Nutt, Steven Rich and Eli Saslow

Landing Page

2017 Finalist

Instrumental Risk,

The Detroit News

Karen Bouffard and Joel Kurth

08/25/2016

2017 Finalist

Painkiller Profiteers

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Eric Eyre

05/23/2016 12/18/2016 12/18/2016

2017 Finalist

Cell Wars

The New York Times

Denise Grady, Andrew Pollack and Matt Richtel

Landing Page

2017 Finalist

Baltimore's Other Divide

Kaiser Health News, NPR, PBS NewsHour, Capital News Service

Jay Hancock, Sarah Varney, Rachel Bluth, Sandy Banisky, Sean Mussenden, Rachel Greenwald, Nate Kresh, Madeleine Deason, Joey Trull, Rose Creasman Welcome, Lauren Burns, Jeremy Snow, Brittany Britto, Iman Smith, Amanda Eisenberg, Micha Green, Jake Bacher, Jordan Branch and Auburn Mann

02/16/2016

2017 Finalist

Reliving Agent Orange

ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot

Charles Ornstein, Mike Hixenbaugh, Terry Parris Jr., Hannah Fresques and Stephen M. Katz

Landing Page

2017 Finalist

Unsafe at any Level

Reuters

Michael Pell and Joshua Schneyer

03/09/2016 06/09/2016 09/28/2016 12/19/2016

2017 Finalist

The Desperate and the Dead

The Boston Globe

Jenna Russell, Michael Rezendes, Maria Cramer, Scott Helman and Todd Wallack

Landing Page

2017 Finalist

Dangerous Doses

The Chicago Tribune

Sam Roe, Karisa King and Ray Long

Landing Page

2017 Finalist

Dying in Private Prisons

The Nation/The Investigative Fund

Seth Wessler

01/28/2016 06/15/2016

2017 Finalist

Hooked: The global causes and human consequences of America's addiction to opioids

The Wall Street Journal

Jon Kamp, Jeanne Whalen, Arian Campo-Flores, Joseph Walker, Valerie Bauerlein, Jennifer Levitz, Scott Calvert and Brian Spegele

05/19/2016 06/23/2016 10/05/2016 11/04/2016 11/22/2016 12/15/2016 12/23/2016 12/29/2016

2016 Finalist

Clash in the Name of Care

The Boston Globe

Jenn Abelson, Jonathan Saltzman and Lizbeth Kowalczyk

10/25/15

2016 Finalist

FDA’s ‘Terrible Policy Error’ on Folic Acid and How Washington State Is Missing Clues to a Deadly Birth Defect

The Seattle Times

JoNel Aleccia and Justin Mayo

7/11/15 12/13/15

2016 Finalist

Testing Theranos

The Wall Street Journal

John Carreyrou and Mike Siconolfi

10/15/15 10/16/15 10/22/15 10/24/15 10/28/15 10/29/15 11/06/15 11/11/15 12/21/15 12/28/15

2016 Finalist

Deadly Dentistry

The Dallas Morning News

Brooks Egerton

12/9/15

2016 Finalist

Risk/Reward

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today

John Fauber, Coulter Jones and Kristina Fiore

Learn More

2016 Finalist

Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections

ProPublica and NPR

Michael Grabell, Howard Berkes and Lena Groeger

3/4/15 3/4/15 3/5/15 3/5/15 3/25/15 10/14/15 12/11/15 12/29/15

2016 Finalist

Deadly Outbreaks, Dangerous Scopes

Los Angeles Times

Melody Petersen and Chad Terhune

2/19/15 2/20/15 5/14/15 5/29/15 5/30/15 8/2/15 8/3/15 8/4/15 11/14/15 12/20/15

2016 Finalist

Gasping for Action

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Raquel Rutledge

2/15/15 6/21/15 10/21/15 10/21/15 10/21/15 12/30/15

2016 Finalist

Undrinkable

The Texas Tribune

Alexa Ura, Neena Satija and Becca Aaronson

3/8/15 - 3/12/15

2016 Finalist

The Dysfunction in Drug Prices

The Wall Street Journal

Joseph Walker, Jonathan Rockoff, Jeanne Whalen, Peter Loftus and Ed Silverman

4/27/15 10/6/15 10/26/15 10/29/15 12/1/15 12/9/15 12/19/15 12/31/15

2015 Finalist

Fighting to Honor a Father's Last Wish

The New York Times

Nina Bernstein

9/25/14

2015 Finalist

Drug Approvals

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today

John Fauber, Elbert Chu, Coulter Jones

10/26/14 12/21/14 12/22/14

2015 Finalist

Why I Hope to Die at 75

The Atlantic

Ezekiel Emanuel

October 2014

2015 Finalist

Remaking Medicine

The New York Times

Abby Goodnough, Erica Berenstein, Emma Cott

3/2/14 3/30/14 8/28/14 9/16/14 12/29/14

2015 Finalist

Government Action on ACA Loopholes

Kaiser Health News, also published in The Washington Post, NPR, Daily Beast

Jay Hancock

5/7/14 9/12/14 9/26/14 10/16/14 11/4/14 11/25/14

2015 Finalist

Medicare Unmasked

The Wall Street Journal

Rob Barry, Christopher S. Stewart, Christopher Weaver, John Carreyrou, Tom McGinty, Anna Wilde Mathews, Janet Adamy

6/9/14 6/19/14 8/14/14 9/8/14 10/22/14 11/11/14 12/11/14 12/26/14

2015 Finalist

Harsh Treatment

Chicago Tribune

David Jackson, Gary Marx, Duaa Eldeib

Learn More

2015 Finalist

Collateral Damage

The Baltimore Sun

Andrea McDaniels

Learn More

2015 Finalist

Paying Till It Hurts

The New York Times

Elisabeth Rosenthal

Landing Page 1/18/14 3/8/14 4/5/14 7/2/14 7/8/14 9/20/14 9/28/14 12/15/14

2015 Finalist

Medicare Advantage Money Grab

Center for Public Integrity

Fred Schulte, Erin Durkin, David Donald, Chris Zubak-Skees

Landing Page 6/4/14 6/4/14 6/9/14 6/10/14 6/10/14 7/9/14 8/7/14 8/19/14 10/21/14

2015 Finalist

Mississippi Burned

Politico Magazine

Sarah Varney, Margaret Slattery, Diane Weber

October 2014

2014 Finalist

Bitter Pill

Time

Steven Bril

3/4/13

2014 Finalist

Why rating your doctor is bad for your health

Forbes

Kai Falkenberg

1/21/13

2014 Finalist

Deadly Delays

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ellen Gabler, Mark Johnson, John Fauber, Allan James Vestal, Kristyna Wentz-Graff

Learn More

2014 Finalist

HealthCare

The Washington Post

Amy Goldstein, Juliet Eilperin

11/3/13 11/17/13 11/23/13

2014 Finalist

Breathless and Burdened

Center for Public Integrity

Chris Hamby, Brian Ross, Matthew Mosk

Learn More

2014 Finalist

Chronic Crisis

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

Learn More

2014 Finalist

Chronic Condition

The Dallas Morning News

Miles Moffeit, Brooks Egerton, Reese Dunklin

Learn More

2014 Finalist

Other than Honorable

Colorado Springs Gazette

Dave Philipps and Michael Ciaglo

Learn More

2014 Finalist

Nevada buses hundreds of mentally ill patients across country

The Sacramento Bee

Philip Reese, Cynthia Hubert

4/7/13 4/14/13 5/5/13 6/23/13 12/15/13

2014 Finalist

Paying Till It Hurts

The New York Times

Elisabeth Rosenthal

6/1/13 6/30/13 8/3/13 10/12/13 12/2/13 12/21/13

2014 Finalist

Cost of Healing

The Washington Post

Peter Whoriskey, Dan Keating

7/21/13 10/28/13 12/8/2013 12/27/13 12/31/13

2013 Finalist

HCA

The New York Times

Reed Abelson, Julie Creswell

8/7/12 8/15/12

2013 Finalist

The Crushing Cost of Care

The Wall Street Journal

Janet Adamy, Tom McGinty

7/6/12

2013 Finalist

America’s New Addiction

The Wall Street Journal

Thomas Catan, Devlin Barrett, Timothy Martin, Evan Perez, Arian Campo-Flores, Alicia Mundy

Landing Page

2013 Finalist

Opinionator

The New York Times

Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Landing Page

2013 Finalist

Broken Shield

California Watch

Ryan Gabrielson, Agustin Armendariz, Carrie Ching, Monica Lam and Lauren Rabaino

Landing Page

2013 Finalist

A Rampant Prescription, A Hidden Peril

The Boston Globe

Kay Lazar, Matt Carroll

4/29/12 4/30/12 12/23/12

2013 Finalist

No Small Thing

Poughkeepsie Journal

Mary Beth Pfeiffer

Landing Page

2013 Finalist

Skin & Bone: The Shadowy Trade in Human Body Parts

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Center for Public Integrity

Gerard Ryle, Kate Willson, Michael Hudson, Kimberly Porteous, David Donald, Marina Walker Guevara, Vlad Lavrov, Martina Keller, Thomas Maier, Sandra Bartlett, Joe Shapiro, Susanne Reber, Mar Cabra, Alexenia Dimitrova

September-December 2012

2013 Finalist

A Life Worth Ending

New York Magazine

Michael Wolff

5/20/12

2012 Finalist

Code Green: Bleeding Dollars

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Andrew Conte, Luis Fabregas

Landing Page

2012 Finalist

Abused and Used

The New York Times

Danny Hakim, Russ Buettner

Landing Page

2012 Finalist

Decoding Prime

California Watch and San Francisco Chronicle

Christina Jewett, Lance Williams, Stephen Doig

Landing Page

2012 Finalist

Drugging Delinquents

The Palm Beach Post

Michael LaForgia

5/22/11 5/23/11 5/25/11 6/19/11 8/14/11 10/20/11 11/4/11

2012 Finalist

Are EMS Companies Taking Houston for a Ride?

Houston Chronicle

Terri Langford, Yang Wang

10/16/11 10/17/11

2012 Finalist

Stuck in Bed, at Hospital's Expense

The New York Times

John Leland

Landing Page

2012 Finalist

Feeling the Weight

The Seattle Times

Maureen O'Hagan

6/12/11 6/12/11 6/12/11

2012 Finalist

Emergency on the Fault

San Bernardino Sun

Deborah Schoch, Rebecca Kimitch, Andrew Edwards

Landing Page

2012 Finalist

Violated

Star Tribune

Brad Schrade

Landing Page

2012 Finalist

Profit and Neglect in Hospice Care

Bloomberg News

Peter Joseph Waldman

7/22/11 11/16/11 12/6/11 12/30/11

2011 Finalist

First, Do No Harm

The Dallas Morning News

Sue Goetinck Ambrose, Reese Dunklin, Brooks Egerton, Miles Moffeit

Landing Page

2011 Finalist

Seniors for Sale

The Seattle Times

Michael J. Berens

Landing Page

2011 Finalist

Confronting the Wounds of War

The Washington Post

David Brown, Christian Davenport, Greg Jaffe

7/18/10 10/3/10 10/17/10 10/30/10 11/2/10 11/28/10 12/26/10 12/31/10

2011 Finalist

Side Effects

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

John Fauber

Landing Page

2011 Finalist

Target Cancer

The New York Times

Amy Harmon

Landing Page

2011 Finalist

Workers' comp at Menard

Belleville News-Democrat

Beth Hundsdorfer, George Pawlaczyk

Landing Page

2011 Finalist

The Vanishing Mind

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

6/24/10 6/24/10 7/13/10 8/29/10 10/31/10 12/14/10 12/18/10

2011 Finalist

Deadly Neglect

Chicago Tribune

Sam Roe, Jared S. Hopkins

Landing Page

2011 Finalist

Inside the Health Care Crucible

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Michael Vitez

Landing Page

2011 Finalist

Secrets of the System

The Wall Street Journal

Mark Schoofs, Maurice Tamman, Anna Wilde Mathews, Tom McGinty, John Carrreyrou, Barbara Martinez