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Newspaper/Wire Services

Deadline Reporting (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“Church bus crash on turnpike kills 3,” Staff of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=722

Deadline Reporting (circulation of less than 100,000)
“Sniper suspect captured in Las Vegas,” Staff of the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas, Nev.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=723

Non-Deadline Reporting (circulation of 100,000 or greater)“The Bridge,” Joseph Neff, Jay Price and Charles Crain of The News and Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=724

Non-Deadline Reporting (circulation of less than 100,000)
“The China Challenge,” Craig Troianello of the Yakima Herald-Republic, Yakima, Wash.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=725

Investigative Reporting (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“Airport Insecurity,” Staff of the Seattle Times, Seattle, Wash.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=726

Investigative Reporting (circulation of less than 100,000)
“Missing the target,” Michele R. Marcucci, Sean Holstege and Ian Hoffman of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, Calif.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=727

Feature Writing (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“Operation lion heart,” Meredith May of the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Calif.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=728

Feature Writing (circulation of less than 100,000)
“Hot Dog, Ho!,” Sam Eifling of the New Times Broward/Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=729

Editorial Writing (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“School bus stops,” Diane Steinle of the St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=730

Washington Correspondence
“Military Menace: Deadly Vehicles,” Lisa Zagaroli of The Detroit News, Detroit, Mich.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=731

Foreign Correspondence
“Reporting from Latin America,” Kevin G. Hall of Knight Ridder Newspapers, Washington, D.C.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=732

General Column Writing
“Doug Robinson Columns,” Doug Robinson of the Deseret Morning News, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=733

Sports Column Writing
“Sports Columns,” Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post, Denver, Colo.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=734

Public Service Circulation (circulation of 100,000 or greater)
“The Troubles at King/Drew,” Staff of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=735

Public Service Circulation (circulation of less than 100,000)
“At Fault: Inside the culture of auto insurance fraud,” Staff of The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=736

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Magazines

Magazine Writing
“Road to Ruin,” Andrea Simakis of The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, Cleveland, Ohio.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=737

Public Service in Magazine Journalism
“Dangerous Supplements: Still at Large,” Staff of Consumer Reports, Yonkers, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=738

Magazine Investigative Reporting
“Reporting series on Abu Ghraib interrogations scandal,” Staff of Newsweek, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=739

Arts/Graphics

Photography Spot News
“War Zone,” Staff of The Associated Press, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=740

Photography Features
“Matters of Life and Death,” John Moore of The Associated Press, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=741

Photography Sports
“Swifter, Higher, Stronger,” Wally Skalij, Robert Gauthier and Kirk McKoy of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=742

Photo Illustration
“Grab Your Tent,” by Tina Burch of the Daily News of Los Angeles, Woodland, Calif.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=743

Editorial Cartooning“2004 Editorial Cartoons,” John Sherffius, Self-Syndicated, Ballwin, Mo.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=744

Informational Graphics
“The Olympic Games,” Staff of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=745

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Radio

Breaking News Reporting
“Ronald Reagan,” Staff of CBS Radio News, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=746

Investigative Reporting “Putting Ethics on the Agenda,” Dan Gorenstein, Josh Rogers, Mark Bevis and Jon Greenberg of New Hampshire Public Radio, Concord, N.H.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=747

Feature Reporting “For Homeless, New Hope in Health Care,” Richard Knox, Rebecca Davis and Joe Neel of National Public Radio, Washington, D.C.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=748

Documentaries
“UNder Fire: The United Nations’ Battle for Relevance,” David Brancaccio, Simon Marks, Kristin McHugh and Keith Porter of The Stanley Foundation and KQED Public Radio, San Francisco, Calif.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=750

Public Service in Radio Journalism “Trust Matters,” Staff of WFAE 90.7, Charlotte, N.C.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=749

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Television

Breaking News Coverage (Network/Top 25 Markets)
“Beslan Schools,” Elizabeth Palmer, Beth Knobel, Mimi Spillane and Patricia Shevlin of CBS Evening News, Weekend Edition, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=751

Investigative Reporting (Network/Top 25 Markets)
“Abuse at Abu Ghraib,” Dan Rather, Mary Mapes and Dana Roberson of CBS News 60 Minutes II, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=752

Investigative Reporting (all other markets)
“Dominican Gold Rush,” Tom Farrey, Dan Arruda, Ron Forchheimer and Vince Doria of ESPN, Bristol, Conn.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=753

Feature Reporting (Network/Top 25 Markets)
“American Story with Bob Dotson,” Bob Dotson, Laurie Singer, Tom Touchet and Betsy Alexander of NBC News, TODAY, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=754

Feature Reporting (all other markets)
“Courting the Rural Vote,” Rhonda McBride and Phil Walczak of KTUU-TU, Channel 2, Anchorage, Alaska.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=755

Documentaries (Network/Top 25 Markets)
“Wide Angle: Ladies First,” Pamela Hogan, Gini Reticker, Deborah Shaffer and Colette Kunkel of Thirteen/WNET New York, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=756

Documentaries (all other markets)
“Shadow of Hope,” Ken Verdoia, Nancy Green and Gary Turnier of KUED-TV, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=757

Public Service in Television Journalism (Network/Top 25 Markets)
“Dateline NBC Presents: Critical Condition,” The Staff of Dateline NBC, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=758

Public Service in Television Journalism (all other markets)
“The Bully Project,” Staff of WITI Fox 6 News, Milwaukee, Wis.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=759

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Research

Research about Journalism“State of the News Media 2004,” Tom Rosensteil, Amy Mitchelle & The Staff of the Project for Excellence in Journalism of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, Washington, D.C.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=760

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Online Reporting

Deadline Reporting (affiliated)
“Hurricane Charley,” Damon Carroll, Jon DeVries, Lucas Grindley and Brian Mohr of heraldtribune.com, Sarasota, Fla.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=761

Non-Deadline Reporting (affiliated)
“Convention Center,” Staff of DenverPost.com, Denver, Colo.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=762

Non-Deadline Reporting (independent)
“Broadband: Breaking the Digital Gridlock,” John Borland, Jim Hu and Michael Kanellos of CNet News.com, San Francisco, Calif.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=763

Investigative Reporting (affiliated)
“Terror Watch,” Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball of Newsweek.com, New York, N.Y.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=764

Investigative Reporting (independent)
“Politics of Oil,” Bob Williams, Kevin Bogardus, Aron Pilhofer and Alex Cohen of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=765

Public Service in Online Journalism (affiliated)
“Diagnosis Cancer,” Staff of NJN Public Television and Radio of NJN Public Television and Radio, Trenton, N.J.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=766

Public Service in Online Journalism (independent)
“Personal Politics: All too often, legislators’ private interests are hidden from public view,” Staff, The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.
Read more: http://www.spj.org/quill_issue.asp?ref=767

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