Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Robert P. Arthur, Magellan Corporation
Steven N. Miller
Crain's Chicago Business
Charles River Associates, Scott Solomon
Heidi Rudolph, Morae Legal
Loevy & Loevy
Ludwig E. Kolman
Merri Jo Gillette, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Ray Capitanini, Italian Village Restaurants
Robert and Linda Levin
Steve Greenspon, Honey-Can-Do International
Thom Serafin, Serafin & Associates, Inc.
Union League Club of Chicago
Marty Baron became executive editor of The Washington Post in 2013. Under his leadership, The Post has won four Pulitzer Prizes. Previously, Baron worked as editor of The Boston Globe, which won six Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure, including the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its investigation into a pattern of concealing clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
That story was later retold in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight,” in which Baron’s character was played by actor Liev Schreiber (pictured, below). While Baron was editor at The Miami Herald, the paper won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage.
2017 AWARD FINALISTS
"Code of Silence" by Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institute)
In this four-part investigation, Jamie Kalven describes in rich narrative detail a massive criminal enterprise within the Chicago Police Department, the institutional conditions that allowed it to operate for more than a decade, and the fate of two officers who sought to expose it.
"Jail Deaths" by Jacob Carpenter and Cara Lombardo (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
What began as a simple email asking, "What happened to Terrill?", grew into an in-depth investigation of four deaths in a six-month span at Milwaukee County Jail.
"Suffering in Secret" by Michael J. Berens and Patricia Callahan (Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune reporters revealed that Illinois steered thousands of its poorest adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities into less expensive private group homes, then cloaked harm and death with secrecy and silence.
2016 1st Place: "Sixteen Shots" by Jamie Kalven (Slate)
2015 1st Place: "Harsh Treatment" by David Jackson, Gary Marx and Duaa Eldeib (Chicago Tribune)
2014 1st Place: "Chronic Crisis" by Meg Kissinger (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
2013 1st Place: Crime Data Investigation by John Diedrich, Ben Poston (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
2012 1st Place: "Pension Games" by Mark Suppelsa, Marsha Bartel, Jason Grotto, Ray Long and Jodi Cohen (WGN-TV and Chicago Tribune)