Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing

Lisa Song, David Hasemyer, Jim Morris, Greg Gilderman 2014

InsideClimate News, Center for Public Integrity, The Weather Channel

InsideClimate News, the Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel share the Stokes award for their partnership that produced “Big Oil, Bad Air.” Journalists from the three organizations combined extensive data analysis with narrative reporting, video, photos and graphics. They zeroed in on the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, a microcosm of the fracking phenomenon.

NPF judges said of the winning work: “First-rate investigative work with a human pulse. The collaborative project blended hard facts with a powerful narrative of real people that made you care. The description of fracking consequences in Texas is now playing out elsewhere, in the Bakken and Utica shales. The project triggered meaningful impact, forcing concessions from state regulators.”

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Other Winners of this Award

2014

Lisa Song, David Hasemyer, Jim Morris, Greg Gilderman

InsideClimate News, Center for Public Integrity, The Weather Channel

2012

Reuters

An eight-person team collaborated on the winning entry

2011

Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and Kimberly Leonard

Center for Public Integrity

2008

Tony Bartelme

The Post and Courier

2007

Thomas Content, Lee Bergquist, Joel Dresang

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

2006

Robert Collier

The San Francisco Chronicle

2005

The Plain Dealer Staff

Cleveland Plain Dealer

2004

Sudeep Reddy and Pete Slover

The Dallas Morning News

2003

James Bruggers

The Courier Journal

2001

Ralph Haurwitz and Jeff Nesmith

Austin American-Statesman and Cox Newspapers

2000

Peter Eisler

USA Today