2005 NDW Awards

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The 2005 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Problems


2005 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards Presenters and Speakers:

Connie Chung, CNN
Mark Whitaker, Newsweek
John Whitehead, Whitehead Foundation
Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News

2005 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards Winners:

A Steven Okazaki, HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films and Farallon Films for “Rehab” 
An eye-opening documentary about five young addicts going through rehab at a residential treatment center and their experiences trying to stay clean post-treatment. (April 18, 2005)

Lucinda Dillon Kinkead and Dennis Romboy, Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City, UT) for “Generation Meth”
A comprehensive six-part series examining methamphetamine use among single mothers in Utah and the ramifications on their families and the judicial, child welfare and drug treatment systems. (November 14 – 21, 2004)

Megan Lynch, KMOX Radio (St. Louis, MO) for “Falling Down on Drunk Driving”
An in-depth ten-part report on Missouri’s inadequate response to drunk driving and the impact it has had across the state. (September 2004)

The Sentinel and Enterprise (Fitchburg, MA) for “Decades of Addiction – Drugs in North Central Massachusetts”
A year-long ten-part series on the growing drug problem in the town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts and the intersection between economic downturn, drug addiction and the drug trade and crime. (March 20 – 29, 2005)