The 2000 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Problems

2000 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards Presenters and Speakers:

Michael Crichton, Author
James Burke, Partnership for a Drug Free America
Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes
John Whitehead, Whitehead Foundation


2000 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards Winners:

Barbara Ferry and Abel Uribe, The Santa Fe New Mexican for “Heroin: The Damage Done”
A multi-part series that exposes the epidemic of heroin use in the poor rural area of Northern New Mexico (June 13, 1999)

Eric Newhouse, The Great Falls Tribune (Montana) for “Alcohol: Cradle to the Grave” 
A year-long series that lays bare the devastating impact of alcoholism on families and communities in Montana (January–December 1999)


Ted Koppel and producers Jay LaMonica, Mark Nelson and Gill Parker, ABC News Nightline for “Crime and Punishment: Women In Prison Series” 
A six-part series that explores women’s life behind bars, the widespread drug problems facing these inmates, and the system’s failure to provide adequate drug treatment (October–November, 1999)