“In the category of news writing, Frank Mulligan stands above the rest when it comes to the writing. With colorful detail and conversational tone, he virtually compels readers to pick up his stories.”

“Maria Papadopoulos takes on meaty topics with enterprising reporting and compelling writing. She draws on the inherent emotion in these stories without being overly dramatic. These are topics that people generally don’t want to talk about, which is exactly why journalists need to help lead the conversation by setting a fact-based foundation.”

“Justine Griffin’s first-person report on egg harvesting is so different, so deep in detail, and such a good story that it alone pushes her to the top of a very competitive field. It’s a gutsy move to undergo a risky procedure and write about virtually every detail. For enterprising work and excellent writing, Justine Griffin draws our applause.”