2007 FPA Winners

2007 Front Page Award Winners

Beat: Sarah Ellison, The Wall Street Journal, “Bulldog Edition: Clash of Cultures Exacerbates Woes for Tribune Co. – L.A. and Chicago Newspapers Are Driven by a Big Debate Over Process and Purpose.”

Business: Carol Hymowitz, The Wall Street Journal, “‘Any College Will Do’–Nation’s Top Chief Executives Find Path to the Corner Office Usually Starts at State University.”

Commentary: Lauren Terrazzano, Newsday, “‘Bald Chicks Rule’ and the Other Laughs.”

Feature: Andrea Gurwitt, Herald News, “Walking Wounded–Part One: Casualties of War – Iraq Veteran Fought with His Heart; Now the Battle is for His Mind.”

In-Depth: Andrea Elliot, The New York Times, “More Muslims Are Coming to U.S. After a Decline in Wake of 9/11.”

Lifestyles: Denise Flaim, Newsday,”Lost & Found and Lost Again.”

New Reporter: Alexandra Fenwick, The Advocate
“El Barrio, The Neighborhood: A Tale of Sister Cities.”

Science: Amy Harmon, The New York Times, “Facing Life With a Lethal Gene.”

Sports: Selena Roberts, The New York Times
“Big Time College Sports May Be Due For an Audit.”


Business: Nina Munk, Vanity Fair, “Jeffrey Sachs’s $200 Billion Dream.”

Criticism/Commentary: Francine Prose, Ann Crittenden, Rebecca Traister, Dani Shapiro, Gloria Feldt, Leslie Bennetts Elle,”The Incredible Shrinking Woman.”

Culture/Arts: Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, “Banksy Was Here.”

Exercise/Diet: Pallavi Gogoi, Business Week, “Cloned Beef Burgers: ‘Delicious.’”

Leslie Laurence, Ladies’ Home Journal. “Fight Fat Over 40 “

Features: Sheridan Prasso, Fortune, “Made in Vietnam.”

Lifestyles: Sara Corbett, Elle, “The Kids Are Not All Right.”

Medicine/Health: Jennifer Wolff, Self, “A Deadly Twist.”

News: Mimi Swartz, Texas Monthly Magazine, “Eva vs. Goliath.”

Profiles: Jennifer Gonnerman, New York Magazine, “The Panhandler’s Payday.”

Service: Liz Welch, Glamour, “What No One Ever Tells You About Breast Implants.”

Environment: Karen Breslau, Newsweek, “The Green Giant.”


Feature: Julianne Welby, WFUV-FM, “Lower Manhattan Diaries.”

News: Carole Zimmer, Bloomberg News, “Venture Capitalists Go Green.”


Beat: Emily Chasan, Reuters, “SEC Warns Auditors Firms May Manipulate New Rule,”  “Lifting the Lid: Unusual IPO Tax Structure May Plague Blackstone,”  “Lifting the Lid: Auditor’s Subprime Exits Show Risks.”

Business: Christine Richard, Bloomberg News, “MBIA Debt Backed by Crack Houses Perpetuates Blight.”

Culture: Tara Burghart, Associated Press, “Museums Wrestle With Antiquities Ownership,” “Internet Helps Link Art with Owners.”

Deadline: Sharon L. Crenson, Bloomberg News, “Tishman, BlackRock to Pay $5.4 Billion for Stuyvesant.”

Features: Martha Irvine, Associated Press, “Mom’s Long Goodbye.”

In-Depth: Ellen Wulfhorst, Reuters, “New Orleans Weighs Fate of Historic Public Housing,”  “Ending Buses to Stymie Regrowth of New Orleans,”  “Gardeners Cultivate Hope in Battered New Orleans.”

Lifestyles: Claudia Parsons, Reuters, “Camp Aims to Free Closet Rock Stars From Suits.”

Specialized Writing: Amity Shlaes, Bloomberg News, “”This Nobel Prize Sends a Stark Signal to Columbia,”  “Gas Tax Fans Invoke a Telling Name for Road Hogs,”  “Girlfriend Salaries for Everyone at World Bank.”


Business: Angela Moore, Marketwatch.com, “Do You Have That in Green? Even Big-Box Wal-Mart and Home Depot Are Embracing Ecology.”

Commentary: Roberta Brandes Gratz, City Limits Weekly (Citylimits.org), “Robert Moses Reconsidered.”

Feature: Sarah Elizabeth Richards, Salon.com, “Deadly Prose: How should creative writing teachers handle students who turn in gruesome stories?.”

In-Depth: Jennifer Barrett, Jessica Bennett, Kathy Jones and Karen Springen, Newsweek.com, “United We Owe.”

Multimedia: Lauren Johnston & Linda Perney, AM New York (amNY.com),
“The Debt Generation.”

Service: Jeanne Sahadi, CNNMoney.com, “What Bush’s Health Plan Means to You.”

Photos and Visual Arts

Feature: Ann Heisenfelt, Associated Press, “That’s My Dad!”

Human Interest: Debbie Egan-Chin, New York Daily News,
“Tears for 9/11 Hero.”

News: Debbie Egan-Chin, New York Daily News, “Agony, Tears for Finest.”

Photo Essay: Maya Alleruzzo, Associated Press, “Iraq.”

Sports: Amy Sancetta, Associated Press, “Dejection.”

Visual Art Design/Special Issue: Annie Leibovitz, Vanity Fair,”Vanity Fair Africa Issue Covers.”

Visual Art Design/Feature: Carla Frank, O, The Oprah Magazine, “O’s Worst-Case-Scenario Handbook”/”Close Calls!”


Business: Susie Gharib, anchor, Nightly Business Report, (PBS), “Woodstock for Capitalists: The 2007 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting.”

Documentary: Elizabeth Hashagen, reporter, writer, producer, News 12 Long Island,
“Decade of Determination.”

Feature: Kathleen Johnston, senior investigative producer, and Kira Kay, producer, CNN, “Is There a Better Way to Govern?”

News: Mary Garofalo, reporter, Lori Bullerdick, camera, Christal Roberts, video editor, Fox 5 News WNYW, “Saving Brandon.”

Health: Elizabeth Cohen, correspondent, Jennifer Pifer, producer, CNN,
“Paula Zahn Now: Race-Bone Marrow Transplant.”

Investigative: Barbara Nevins Taylor, investigative reporter, My 9 News WWOR-TV,
“No Way to Live.”

Public Service: Rosanna Scotto, reporter, Erica Posse, producer and Christal Roberts, editor, Fox 5 WNYW, “Heart Gallery.”