The 2007 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Problems

2007 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards Presenters and Speakers:

Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes
Ray Kelly, New York City Police Commissioner
Bob Woodruff, ABC TV


2007 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards Winners:

HBO for “Addiction.”
A documentary film series examining the nature of addiction and our response to it from a variety of perspectives. (March 15, 2007)

National Public Radio for “The Forgotten War on Drugs.”
A comprehensive five-part series examining the status of the United States’ war on drugs on numerous fronts.
(April 2–6, 2007)

Sean Powers, KBIA Radio (Columbia, MO) for “Drinking on the Quad.”
A four-part series about drinking on a college campus, produced by a student at the University of Missouri—Columbia. (August 15 – 18, 2006)

Scott Finn and Tara TuckwillerThe Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV) for “The Killer Cure.”
A series of ten investigative articles about methadone’s use as a painkiller and methadone overdose deaths among patients whose doctors prescribed it for pain. (June 4–December 3, 2006)

Lou Michel and Susan SchulmanThe Buffalo News for “Jailhouse Highs.”
A four-part, ten story investigative series about drug use and addiction among inmates in New York state prisons. (September 17–20, 2006)