Headline, Photographs And The The Daily Show Among Nominees For NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute “Top 10 Works Of Journalism Of The Decade” Awards

The nominees are in for the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s “Top 10 Works of Journalism of the Decade” honor. The contenders, chosen for their commitment to reporting or commenting upon current events from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009, include a newspaper headline, various images, books, a couple of multimedia presentations, numerous newspaper and magazine articles, films and blogs.

Katie Couric’s infamous interview with then-Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin is among the nominees, as is the documentary film Man on Wire. U.S. politics, war, terrorism, immigration, the slain women of Juarez, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are all among the topics touched upon the nominees.

A complete list can be found below, after the jump:


Pico Iyer – Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls and the Search for Home, 2000. (Book)

Dave Marash (correspondent) and Jay LaMonica (producer) – “Aids in Africa,” Nightline, 2000. (3-part television report)

Ted Conover – Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, 2000. (Book)

Malcolm Gladwell – The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, 2000. (Book)

Steve Kroft and Leslie Cockburn – “America’s Worst Nightmare?” 60 Minutes, October 15, 2000. (Television report)

David Foster Wallace – “The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys and The Shrub,” Rolling Stone, April 2000. (Magazine feature)

Richard Read, Brent Walth, Julie Sullivan and Kim Christensen – “Liberty’s Heavy Hand,” The Oregonian (Portland), 2000. (Series of newspaper articles)

Eric Schlosser – Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, 2001. (Book)

Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson and Albert Maysles – “LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton,” HBO, 2001. (Film)

Barbara Ehrenreich – Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, 2001. (Book)

Thomas E. Franklin – three New York firefighters raise the American flag in the World Trade Center rubble, The Record (Bergen County, NJ), September 11, 2001. (Photograph)

Paul Winfield – the headline: “U.S. ATTACKED,” The New York Times, September 12, 2001.

The staff of The New York Times, “A Nation Challenged,” fall 2001.

A special section published regularly after the September 11 attacks provided extraordinarily detailed and searching local, national and international reporting on the attacks and their consequences, along with moving profiles of a large number of the victims.

Rebecca Smith and John Emshwiller – Enron investigations, The Wall Street Journal, fall 2001. (Newspaper articles)

The Boston Globe Spotlight Team, under the direction of Walter Robinson, “Abuse in the Catholic Church,” 2002. (Newspaper articles)

Brad Grey, Dyllan McGhee, Jessica Malter, Sheila Nevins, John Hoffman and Jonathan Liebman, – “In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01,” HBO, 2002. (Television film)

William Langewiesche – American Ground, 2002. (Book)

Stephen Jay Gould – I Have Landed, 2002. (Book)

Sonia Nazario – “Enrique’s Journey,” Los Angeles Times, September-October 2002. (Newspaper articles)

Alexandra Pelosi – “Journeys with George,” HBO, November 2002. (Television film)

Jeffrey Goldberg – “The Great Terror,” The New Yorker, March 2002. (Article)

Michael Lewis – Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, 2003.

Martin Smith – “Truth, War and Consequences,” Frontline, PBS, 2003. (Television report)

John Burnett, Anne Garrels, Steve Inskeep, Christopher Joyce, Mike Shuster, Ivan Watson and Eric Westervelt – coverage of the Iraq War, National Public Radio, January to June 2003.

C.J. Chivers (reporter), Dexter Filkins (reporter) and Tyler Hicks (photographer) – The New York Times, 2003-2009. (Reports on war in Iraq and Afghanistan)

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc – Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx, 2003. (Book)

Paul Berman – Terror and Liberalism, 2003. (Book)

Bill Bryson – A Short History of Nearly Everything, 2003. (Book)

Alma Guillermoprieto – “A Hundred Women: Why Has a Decade-Long String of Murders Gone Unsolved?” The New Yorker, September 2003. (Magazine report)

David Barstow and Lowell Bergman – The New York Times, 2003-2004. (Articles on death and injuries among American workers)

James Fallows – “Blind Into Baghdad,” The Atlantic, January/February 2004. (Article)

Caitlin Flanagan – “How Serfdom Saved the Women’s Movement: Dispatches from the Nanny Wars,” The Atlantic, March 2004. (Article)

Errol Morris (director) and Phillip Glass (composer) – Fog of War, 2004. (Film)

Jen Banbury – Salon; Mary Mapes and Dan Rather – CBS’ 60 Minutes II; and Seymour M. Hersh – The New Yorker. (Online and print articles and television report on Abu Ghraib)

Samantha Power, “Dying in Darfur: Can the Ethnic Cleansing in Sudan Be Stopped?” The New Yorker, August 30, 2004. (Magazine report)

Steve Coll – Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, 2004. (Book)

Ron Suskind – “Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush,” The New York Times Magazine, October 2004. (Magazine article)

Peter Beinart -“A Fighting Faith: An Argument For A New Liberalism,” The New Republic, December 2, 2004. (Magazine article)

Jon Stewart, “Indecision 2004” and “Indecision 2008,” The Daily Show. (Television reports)

Anthony Shadid – Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War, 2005. (Book)

Martin Scorsese – No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, PBS, 2005. (TV film)

George Packer – The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, 2005. (Book)

Thomas Friedman – The World is Flat: a Brief History of the 21st Century, 2005. (Book)

Jane Feltes and Ira Glass – “If By Chance We Meet Again,” This American Life, 2005 (radio) and 2007 (TV).

The Times-Picayune staff New Orleans, La., for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina, August-December 2005. (Series of articles and editorials)

Matt Taibbi – “Apocalypse There,” Rolling Stone, September 2005. (Magazine article)

James Risen and Eric Lichtblau – “Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts,” The New York Times, December 2005. (Newspaper article)

Dana Priest – reporting on the CIA’s secret “black site” prisons, extraordinary renditions and other Bush administration practices in the war on terror, The Washington Post, 2005-2006.

Shai Oster, Mei Fong, Jane Spencer, Gordon Fairclough, Andrew Browne, James T. Areddy and Jason Dean – reporting on China’s economic boom and its negative impact, The Wall Street Journal, 2006. (Newspaper reports)

Fouad Ajami – The Foreigner’s Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq, 2006. (Book)

Spike Lee (director) – When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, HBO, 2006. (Television film)

Rajiv Chandrasekaran – Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone, 2006. (Book)

Elizabeth Kolbert – Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change, 2006. (Book)

Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, Jesus Camp, 2006. (Film)

Judy Pasternak (reporter), Gail Fisher (photographer) – “Blighted Homeland,” Los Angeles Times, November 2006. (Newspaper report)

Oded Balilty – photo of a lone Jewish settler challenging Israeli security officers, Associated Press, February 1, 2006. (Photograph)

Hans Rosling, illustrated lecture on human development – TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, February 2006. (Web video of lecture)

Kevin Kelly, “Scan This Book!” The New York Times Magazine, May 14, 2006. (Magazine article)

Lawrence Wright – The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, 2006. (Book)

Kyra Phillips and CNN’s Special Investigations Unit – “The Noose: An American Nightmare,” November 1, 2007. (Television report)

Anne Hull, Dana Priest (reporters) and Michel de Cille (photographer) – “Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration at Army’s Top Medical Facility,” February 2007, The Washington Post. (Newspaper articles)

Christopher Hitchens – “A Death in the Family,” Vanity Fair, November 2007. (Magazine feature)

David Gonzalez – “House Afire,” The New York Times, January 2007. (Multimedia presentation)

Alex Gibney and Eva Orner – Taxi to the Dark Side, 2007. (Film)

Mark Maremont, Charles Forelle, James Bandler and Steve Stecklow – an extensive series on backdated stock options given to business executives, The Wall Street Journal, 2007. (Series of articles)

Andrew Sullivan – “Goodbye to All That: Why Obama Matters,” The Atlantic, December 2007. (Article)

Nate Silver – coverage of the 2008 presidential election on his blog, FiveThirtyEight.

Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson – This American Life, National Public Radio: “The Giant Pool of Money,” May 2008. (Radio documentary)

Mark Jenkins (reporter), Brent Stirton (photographer) – “Who Murdered the Virunga Gorillas?” National Geographic, July 2008. (Magazine article)

Errol Morris – Standard Operating Procedure, 2008. (Book)

Jane Mayer – The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, 2008.

James Marsh – Man on Wire, 2008. (Film)

Katie Couric – two-part interview with Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, CBS Evening News, September 24 and 25, 2008. (Television interview)

David Barstow – “Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand” and “One Man’s Military-Industrial-Media Complex,” The New York Times, April 20, 2008 and November 30, 2008. (Article)

Atul Gawande – “The Cost Conundrum: What a Texas Town Can Teach Us About Health Care,” The New Yorker, June 23, 2009. (Article)

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, 2009. (Book)

Dan Baum – Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans, 2009. (Book)

Ezra Klein – coverage of the health care debate on his blog, for the American Prospect and then The Washington Post, 2009. (Blog)

Jonathan Torgovnik – “Intended Consequences,” MediaStorm, 2009. (Web-based, multimedia presentation)

David Grann – “Trial by Fire,” The New Yorker, 2009. (Article)