Excellence in News/Feature

First Place presented to Adam Geller, The Associated Press, “Call Me Maggie.”

Judges comment: “A great read from beginning to end. This story crisply and effectively took a workplace issue that is becoming more common and showed how all involved struggle to adjust to their new circumstances.”

Second Place presented Kevin Koffler, Poz Magazine, “Life vs. Meth.”

Judges comment: “Informative. Powerful. Scary. It bolstered an already compelling story of a man’s descent into addiction with thorough and exhaustive reporting on a topic of growing importance.”

Third Place presented to Valarie Honeycutt Spears and Frank E. Lockwood,Lexington Herald-Leader (KY), “Quad Dads.”

Judges comment: “Very strong reporting, especially in convincing the surrogate mother to share her story. Took a pretty hot topic and never dumbed it down for the readers or treated it in a salacious manner.”