In Depth

AHCJ Awards: 2007 Winners

Awards will be presented at a luncheon March 29 at Health Journalism 2008.

TV/Radio - Top 20 Markets
First place: “Where’s Molly?” Elizabeth Cohen, Jennifer Pifer, Amy Morelly, CNN
Second place: “Nick’s Choice,” Joe Fryer, Brett Akagi, KARE-TV, Minneapolis
Third place: “Dan Rather Reports: Toxic Trailers,” Chandra Simon, Dan Rather, Resa Matthews, HDNet

TV/Radio Below Top 20 Markets
First place: “North Carolina Voices: Diagnosing Health Care, Special Report on Diabetes in Rural North Carolina,” Emily Hanford, Neenah Ellis, Ben Shapiro, North Carolina Public Radio
Second place: “Care-less Denials,” Hagit Limor, Phil Drechsler, WCPO-Cincinnati
Third place: “Love, War and PTSD: Ann and Peter Mohan,” Karen Brown, WFCR Public Radio, Amherst, Mass.

Trade/Online
First place: “Wasting Away: Superfund’s Toxic Legacy,” staff, Center for Public Integrity
Second place: “Reality Check,” Sue Rochman, CR magazine
Third place (tie): “The Pandemic Vaccine Puzzle,” Maryn McKenna, Robert Roos, Marty Heibert, CIDRAP News; “Improper Marketing as an Infectious Disease,” Ed Silverman, Pharmalot.com

Magazines Above 1 Million
First place: “How Bad Does the Health-Care Crisis Get?” Fran Smith, Redbook
Second place: “Is Your Doctor Playing Judge?” Sabrina Rubin Erdely, Self
Third place: “A Deadly Twist,” Jennifer Wolff, Self

Magazines Below 1 Million
First place: “Fresh Pain for the Uninsured,” Brian Grow, Robert Berner, Business Week
Second place: “The Debate Over Health Care Reform,” Marilyn Werber Serafini, James A. Barnes, National Journal
Third place: “The Young Invincibles,” David Amsden, New York Magazine

Large Newspapers
First place: “A Hidden Shame,” Alan Judd, Andy Miller, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Second place: “Golden Opportunities,” Charles Duhigg, New York Times
Third place: “Six Killers,” Denise Grady, Gina Kolata, New York Times

Medium Newspapers
First place: “Medical Misconnections: Patient-Safety Problems and Solutions,” David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal
Second place: “Living With Cancer” (series), Leslie Brody, Lindy Washburn, the Record (Bergen County, N.J.)
Third place: “The Mercury Connection,” Tony Bartelme, Doug Pardue, Post & Courier, Charleston, S.C.

Small Newspapers
First place: “State of Decay: West Virginia’s Oral Health Crisis” Eric Eyre, the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette
Second place: “Pam’s Story,” Mary K. Reinhart, East Valley Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)
Third place (tie): “Putting a Price on Health Care,” J.K. Wall, Tracy Donhardt, Norm Heikens, Indianapolis Business Journal; “Defining Death Sparks Debate” Kris B. Mamula, Pittsburgh Business Times

Beat Reporting
First place: Amy Harmon, New York Times
Second place: Marshall Allen, Las Vegas Sun
Third place (tie): Susan Brink, Los Angeles Times; Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal

Limited Report
First place: “Is It Worth It?” Judy Peres, Chicago Tribune
Second place: “Violence and Nursing,” Joy Jacobson, American Journal of Nursing
Third place: “Diabetes Drug Use Surges in U.S. Children,” Christopher Bowe, Financial Times n