Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Ruth Marcus of TheWashington Post for her intelligent and incisive commentary on a range ofsubjects, using a voice that can be serious or playful, and Joe Nocera of TheNew York Times for his piercing, authoritative columns on business, oftenspotlighting misdeeds and flaws in corporate culture.
For distinguished criticism, in print or in print and online, Ten thousanddollars (
Awarded to Jonathan Gold of LA Weekly for his zestful, wide rangingrestaurant reviews, expressing the delight of an erudite eater.
Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Christopher Knight ofthe Los Angeles Times for his pieces on art that reflect meticulous reporting,aesthetic judgment and authoritative voice, and Mark Swed of the Los AngelesTimes for his passionate music criticism, marked by resonant writing and anability to give life to the people behind a performance.
11. EDITORIAL WRITING
For distinguished editorial writing, the test of excellence beingclearness of style, moral purpose, sound reasoning, and power to influencepublic opinion in what the writer conceives to be the right direction, inprint or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars (
Awarded to the Editorial Board of the New York Daily News for itscompassionate and compelling editorials on behalf of Ground Zero workers whosehealth problems were neglected by the city and the nation.
Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Jane Healy of The Orlando Sentinel for her persuasive heavily reported editorials on developmentprojects that imperiled Florida's wetlands and wildlife, and Sebastian Mallabyof The Washington Post for his eloquent, rigorously researched editorials onrising inequality in America.
12. EDITORIAL CARTOONING
For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons published during theyear, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality ofdrawing and pictorial effect, in print or in print and online, Ten thousanddollars (
Awarded to Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Long Island, N.Y., for his stark,sophisticated cartoons and his impressive use of zany animation.
Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Nick Anderson of The Houston Chronicle for his pungent cartoons on an array of issues, and for hisbold use of animation, and Mike Thompson of the Detroit Free Press for hiscompelling cartoons that rely on rich detail and deft caricature to make theirpoint and for using animation to widen his impact.
13. BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
For a distinguished example of breaking news photography in black andwhite or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars (
Awarded to Oded Balilty of The Associated Press for his powerfulphotograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as theyremove illegal settlers in the West Bank.
Also nominated as finalists in this category were: The Associated Press Staff for its breathtaking images of brutal warfare between Israel and Hezbollah, and Michael Bryant of The Philadelphia Inquirer for his poignant photographs of the devastating injury to Barbaro, the famed racehorse.
14. FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
For a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or analbum, in print or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars (