Christopher Baxter, 28, of The Star-Ledger for "Private Schools, Hidden Riches," an investigation into the misuse of taxpayer money to fund private schools.
Ellen Gabler, 33,and Allan James Vestal, 24, of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for "Deadly Delays," an investigation of life-threating delays in blood testing of newborns.
Luke Mogelson, 31, of The New York Times Magazine for "The Dream Boat," a story about the plight of political asylum seekers.
Mentoring Young Journalists
The Richard M. Clurman Award for mentoring young journalists honors Steven Brill, co-founder and CEO of Journalism Online, founder of Court TV, The American Lawyer, Brill's Content and the Yale Journalism Initiative.