Alexandra Zayas, 29, of Tampa Bay Times for "In God's Name," a three-part series about corporal abuses in religious group homes.
Rachel Manteuffel, 28, in Washingtonian Magazine for "The Things They Leave Behind," a feature story about items left by visitors at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
John D. Sutter, 29, and Edythe McNamee, 27, of CNN Digital for "Slavery's Last Stronghold," a multimedia story on slavery in Mauritania.
Mentoring Young Journalists
The Richard M. Clurman Award for mentoring young journalists honors Victor Navasky, publisher emeritus of The Nation and chairman of Columbia Journalism Review.