The 2008 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards for
Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Problems

2008 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards Presenters and Speakers:
Campbell Brown, CNN
John Whitehead, Whitehead Foundation
Diane Sawyer, ABC TV
Joan Ganz Cooney, Children’s Television Workshop
Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
Marie Brenner, Vanity Fair


2008 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards Winners:
Cara Hetland and Tom Robertson, Minnesota Public Radio for “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Invisible Disorder.”
A comprehensive radio series on the impact of fetal alcohol syndrome on children and adults who struggle with the condition, and on the educational, judicial, foster care, adoption and substance abuse treatment systems. (September 7 – December 20, 2007)

Todd Jarrell, Two Six Inc./WCTE-TV for “Crank: Darkness on the Edge of Town.”
A documentary film about methamphetamine’s grip on a small town in Upper Cumberland, Tennessee and efforts to fight it. ( November 6, 2007)

Jim Schaefer and Joe Swickard, Detroit Free Press for “Fatal Euphoria.”
A 15-article series documenting fentanyl’s introduction to, popularity in and role in overdose deaths in the Detroit Metropolitan area. (June 24, 2007)

Nick Miroff, The Washington Post for “A Dark Addiction.”
An article examining painkiller use, addiction and treatment in Southwestern Virginia, where the prevalence of coal mining and subsequent injuries have led to epidemic painkiller abuse. (January 13, 2008)

Pictures from the 2008 Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Awards:

NDW Awards Luncheon

 
John Dickerson, David Earls    

 
Nick Miroff, Campbell Brown    

Peggy Noonan, Enzo Viscuzi

Dr. Margaret Hamburg and Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal

Peggy Noonan, John Dickerson

Peggy Noonan, Diane Sawyer

 
Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal    

 
Campbell Brown, CNN    

 
Marie Brenner, Vanity Fair    

 
Dr. Robert Millman    

Joan Ganz Cooney, Children's Television Workshop
 
Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes, Diane Sawyer, ABC TV, Joan Ganz Cooney,
Children's Television Workshop, Marie Brenner, Vanity Fair, Peggy
Noonan, Wall Street Journal

NDW Awards Presentations


All photos by Ken Levinson.


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