Ire Award Winners

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Ire Award Winners


IRE MEDALS

The highest honor IRE can bestow for investigative reporting is the IRE Medal. This year's medal winners

* Breach of Faith - Los Angeles Times; Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives, Kim Christensen, Hector Becerra, Knoll, Robert J. Lopez, Paloma Esquivel, Raul Pringle, Jessica Garrison, Richard Winton, Shelby Grad, Steve Marble. Kimi V'oshino, Megan Garvev, Malov Moore

* Dangers in the Dust: Inside the Global Asbestos Trade- International Consortium of Investigative with the BBC; Jim Morris, Steve Bradshaw, Ana Avila, Murali Krishnan, Roman Shleynov, Scilla Te-Ping Chen, Dan Ettinger, Carlos Eduardo Huertas, Shantanu Guha Ray, Marcelo Soares, Upadhyay, David E. Kaplan, Marina Walker Guevara, Anne Koch

SPECIAL AWARDS

Medals are also awarded to winners of two special award categories:

Renner Award:

* Looting the Seas - International Consortium for Investigative Reporters/Center for Public Integrity; Marina Walker Guevara, Kate Willson, David Donald, Marcos Garcia Rey, Jean-Pierre Canet, Scilla Alecci, Brigitte Alfter, Martin Foster, Fred Laurin, Miranda Patrucic, Traver Riggins, Leo Sisti, GuI Tuysuz,David E. Kaplan, Steve Bradshaw, Bruno Sorrentino, Jenny Richards, Davina Rodrigues

* The Other Side of Mercy - Seattle Times; Ken Armstrong and Jonathan Martin

FOI Award:

* The Hidden Life of Guns - The Washington Post; David S. Fallís, James V. Grimaldi, Sari Horwitz, Cheryl VV. Thompson

IRE CERTIFICATES

NEWSPAPERS

Circulation 250,000-500,000 (Two certificates awarded):

* Under the Radar - St. Petersburg (FIa.) Times; Jeff Testerman, John Martin, Richard Bockman

* Seniors for Sale - The Seattle 77mes; Michael Berens

Circulation 100,000-250,000:

* Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas - The Las Vegas Sun; Marshall Allen, Alex Richards

Circulation under 100,000:

* Florida's Insurance Nightmare - Sarasota (FIa.) Herald Tribune; Raige St. John

Local Circulation/Weeklies:

* Bloomberg's Offshore Millions and The Secret Campaign of Mayor Mike - New York Observer; Aram Roston, Reid Pillifant, Azi Paybarah

TELEVISION

Network/Syndicated:

* Remington Under Fire - CNBC; Scott Cohn, Jeff Pohlman, Emily Bodenberg, Steve Banton, Mitch Weitzner

Top 20 Markets:

* Grounds for Removal - WFAA-Dallas; Brett Shipp, Mark Smith, Billy Bryant, Michael Valentine

Below Top 20 Markets:

* Reality Check: Where are the Jobs? - WTHR-lndianapolis; Bob Segali, Cyndee Hebert, Bill Ditton

OTHER MEDIA

Magazine/Specialty:

* Profiting from Fallen Soldiers - Bloomberg Markets; David Evans

Book:

* Anatomy of An Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker

Radio:

* Prison Profiting: Behind Arizona's Immigration Law- National Public Radio; Laura Sullivan, Anne Hawke, Barbara Van Woerkom, Susanne Reber, Steve Dmmmond

Online:

* Dialysis: High Costs and Hidden Perils - ProPublica; Robin Fields, Jennifer LaFleur, Al Shaw

SPECIAL CATEGORIES

Student (All Media):

* Inside the RSOs - The Daily Helmsman (The University of Memphis); Chelsea Boozer

Breaking News Investigations (All Media):

* A Failure to Warn - WSMV-Nashville; Jeremy Finley

Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism (All Media):

* Dollars for Docs - ProPublica; Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber, Dan Nguyen

201 0 IRE Award Winners and Finalists

NEWSPAPERS

LARGEST NEWSPAPERS (CIRCULATION MORETHAN 500,000) ORWIRE SERVICE:

MEDAL:

Breach of Faith - Los Angeles Times; Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives, Kim Christensen, Hector Becerra, Corina Knoll, Robert J. Lopez, Paloma Esquivel, Raul Pringle, Jessica Garrison, Richard Winton, Shelby Grad, Steve Marble, Kimi Yoshino, Megan Garvey, Maloy Moore

Judges' comments: At a time when many news organizations are pulling back and reducing coverage of outlying cities, The Los Angeles Times uncovered a story of incredible greed in one of the state's poorest towns, Bell. …

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