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General Circulation Journalism Award Winners


2020 Winner

Inside America's High-Deductible Revolution

Los Angeles Times

Noam Levey

Part 1

2019 Winner

Side Effects

The Columbus Dispatch

Marty Schladen, Catherine Candisky, Lucas Sullivan, Darrel Rowland and 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 8/14/2018 12/23/2018

2017 Winner

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 Winner

Testing Theranos

The Wall Street Journal

John Carreyrou and Mike Siconolfi

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2015 Winner

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

Honorable Mention

Mississippi Burned

Politico Magazine

Sarah Varney, Margaret Slattery, Diane Webber

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2014 Winner

Deadly Delays

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

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Honorable Mention

Other than Honorable

Colorado Springs Gazette

Dave Philipps and Michael Ciaglo

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1995 Winner

Profits from Pain

Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Fred Schulte and Jenni Bergal

2013 Winner

Cracking the Codes

The Center for Public Integrity

Fred Schulte, Joe Eaton, David Donald, Gordon Witkin

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Honorable Mention

TB: A Menace Returns

The Wall Street Journal

Geeta Anand, Betsy McKay, Gautam Naik

1/19/12 6/20/12 9/8/12 11/23/12 11/23/12 11/26/12 12/19/12 12/26/12 12/31/12

2012 Winner

Methadone and the Politics of Pain

The Seattle Times

Michael J. Berens, Ken Armstrong

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2011 Winner

Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Sun

Marshall Allen, Alex Richards, Las Vegas Sun staff

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2010 Winner

The Cost Conundrum

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

2009 Winner

Nonprofit Hospitals

The Wall Street Journal

John Carreyrou, Barbara Martinez and Geeta Anand

2008 Winner

VA Mental Health Crisis

McClatchy Newspapers

Chris Adams

2007 Winner

Through Hell and High Water

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jane Hansen

2006 Winner

The Most Expensive Drugs

The Wall Street Journal

Geeta Anand


Honorable Mention

Chronic Condition: The Waste in Medicare Spending

The Washington Post

Gilbert Gaul

2005 Winner

Why We're Losing the War on Cancer (And How to Win It)

Fortune

Clifton Leaf


Honorable Mention

If I Die

The Baltimore Sun

Diana K. Sugg

2004 Winner

Who Gets Health Care?

The Wall Street Journal

Geeta Anand, Elena Cherney, Peter Landers, Laura Landro, Laurie McGinley, Antonio Regalado and Bernard Wysocki, Jr.


Honorable Mention

The Menace of Aortic Aneurysms

The Wall Street Journal

Thomas M. Burton and Kevin Helliker


Honorable Mention

The Cost of Courage

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Steve Twedt

2003 Winner

Unhealthy Hospitals

Chicago Tribune

Michael J. Berens and Bruce Japsen


Honorable Mention

Ethan's Story

Asheville Citizen-Times

Leslie Boyd

2002 Winner

Dying in Darkness

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ken Foskett and Ann Hardie


Honorable Mention

Will Your ER Be There for You?

The Plain Dealer

Diane Solov and Regina McEnery


Honorable Mention

It's a Crime

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steve Twedt

2001 Winner

State of Pain

The River Front Times

Melinda Roth


Honorable Mention

What's Killing Us?

The Jackson Sun

W. Matt Meyer, Tonya Smith-King and Wendy Wilson


Honorable Mention

Unhealthy Cuts

Associated Press

Malia Rulon

2000 Winner

Patients at Risk

The Boston Globe

Larry Tye

1999 Winner

Doing Harm: Research on the Mentally Ill

The Boston Globe

Robert Whitaker and Dolores Kong


Honorable Mention

The Tarnished Years: How The Nursing Home System Fails Our Seniors

The Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis News

Bonnie Harris, Joe Fahy and Steve Healy

1998 Winner

Unnecessary Danger

The Dayton Daily News

Russell Carollo and Jeff Nesmith

1997 Winner

For Profit Medicine Arrives in Massachusetts

The Boston Globe

Boston Globe Spotlight Team

1996 Winner

Heart Trouble at KU Med

Kansas City Star

Cheryl W. Thompson