Investigative/Enterprise Story or Series
FIRST PLACE: Fred Dickey, Los Angeles Times Magazine, "Going, Going, Gone"
Judges' Comments: "The use of expert quotes to reflect and comment on the letter, its impact and consequences was an excellent device. How so many stakeholders could have been denied access to the process that resulted in the letter raises the specter of ethical breech without the need to vilify Gray Davis with rhetoric. An ethical, thorough and exemplary exposure of a controversial decision."