IRE Award Winners

Here is a selection of articles that were recently awarded the 2006 Investigative Editors and Reporters (IRE) Awards – follow the links to read the article (supplied via the library’s resources)

[From the Press Release]

Fred Schulte and June Arney of The Sun newspaper of Baltimore for “On Shaky Ground.” They uncovered an obscure, colonial-era law that was being manipulated by lawyers and ruthless landlords to force hundreds of people out of their homes.


Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) – December 10, 2006

Ken Ward, Jr., of the Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette, for “Mine Safety.”

One in a series of 5 articles:

Beyond Sago Coal mine safety in America. One by One Disasters make headlines, but most miners killed on the job die alone Poor safety checks, ignored plans at fault…

A Selection of the 2007 National Magazine Award Finalists (with links)

Here are a few finalists from the from 2007 National Magazine Awards *with a link to the article(s), provided via one of the library’s article indexes*

For a full list of finalists visit


This category recognizes excellence in reporting. It honors the enterprise, exclusive reporting and intelligent analysis that a magazine exhibits in covering an event, a situation or a problem of contemporary interest and significance.

Esquire: David Granger, editor-in-chief, for The School, by C.J. Chivers, June.

Fortune: Eric Pooley, managing editor, for The Law Firm of Hubris Hypocrisy & Greed, by Peter Elkind, November 13.

IEEE Spectrum: Susan Hassler, editor-in-chief, for Re-engineering Iraq, by Glenn Zorpette, February.

Rolling Stone: Jann S. Wenner, editor and publisher; Will Dana, managing editor, for Inside Scientology, by Janet Reitman, March 9.

Time: James Kelly, managing editor, for One Morning in Haditha, by Tim McGirk, March 27; The Shame of Kilo Company, by Michael Duffy, June 5; The Ghosts of Haditha, by Michael Duffy, Tim McGirk and Aparisim Ghosh, June 12.


This category recognizes journalism that sheds new light on an issue of public importance and has the potential to affect national or local debate policy.

The Atlantic Monthly: James Bennet, editor, for Declaring Victory, by James Fallows, September.

Best Life: Stephen Perrine, editor-in-chief; David Zinczenko, editorial director, for Our Oceans Are Turning Into Plastic…Are We? by Susan Casey, November.

New York Magazine: Adam Moss, editor-in-chief, for On the Rabbi’s Knee, by Robert Kolker, May 22.

The New Yorker: David Remnick, editor, for three articles by Seymour M. Hersh, The Iran Plans, April 17; Last Stand, July 10 & 17; The Next Act, November 27.

Vanity Fair: Graydon Carter, editor, for Rules of Engagement, by William Langewiesche, November.


This category recognizes excellence in feature writing. It honors the stylishness, flair and originality with which the author treats his or her subject.

Esquire: David Granger, editor-in-chief, for Sgt. Wells’s New Skull, by Brian Mockenhaupt, April.

Esquire: David Granger, editor-in-chief, for The Loved Ones, by Tom Junod, September.

GQ: Jim Nelson, editor-in-chief, for The Other Side of Hate, by Andrew Corsello, July.

The New Yorker: David Remnick, editor, for Prairie Fire, by Eric Konigsberg, January 16.

The Paris Review: Philip Gourevitch, editor, for In the Sandbox, by Glyn Vincent, Spring.


This category recognizes excellence in profile writing. It honors the vividness and perceptiveness with which the writer brings his or her subject to life.

Cincinnati Magazine: Jay Stowe, editor, for Is Bill Cunningham a Great American? by Kathy Y. Wilson, November.

National Geographic: Chris Johns, editor-in-chief, for Murdering the Impossible, by Caroline Alexander, November.

New York Magazine: Adam Moss, editor-in-chief, for Karl Lagerfeld, Boy Prince of Fashion, by Vanessa Grigoriadis, February 13.

The New Yorker: David Remnick, editor, for He Knew He Was Right, by Ian Parker, October 16.

Vanity Fair: Graydon Carter, editor, for A Face Only a President Could Love, by Todd Purdum, June.


This category recognizes excellence in essay writing on topics ranging from the personal to the political. Whatever the subject, it honors the author’s eloquence, perspective, fresh thinking and unique voice.

Foreign Policy: Moisés Naím, editor-in-chief, for The First Law of Petropolitics, by Thomas L. Friedman, May/June.

The Georgia Review: Stephen Corey, acting editor, for Russell and Mary, by Michael Donohue, Fall/Winter.

New Letters: Robert Stewart, editor-in-chief, for The Beautiful City of Tirzah, by Harrison Fletcher, Winter.

The New Yorker: David Remnick, editor, for Alice, Off the Page, by Calvin Trillin, March 27.

Smithsonian: Carey Winfrey, editor-in-chief, for Living with Geese, by Paul Theroux, December.

TimesSelect now free to Faculty and Students

Here is some good news…

As of today, the NYTimes is making its TimeSelect material (basically, NY Times columinsts) available for free to faculty and students.

One simply has to register with an .edu in your email address to be able to access this material. More info from Editor & Publisher here:

*Of course, it is also worth remembering that the NY Times is available back to 1980, for free, via the library’s various article indexes. Just ask your friendly neighborhood librarian for help…

More New Books…

Cheating Destiny Book Cover

Cheating destiny : living with diabetes, Americas biggest epidemic by James S. Hirsh

Hidden Iran Book Cover

Hidden Iran : paradox and power in the Islamic Republic by Ray Takeyh

Natural Causes Book Cover

Natural causes : death, lies, and politics in America’s vitamin and herbal supplement industry by Dan Hurley.

From Midnight to Dawn

From Midnight to Dawn : the story of the underground railroad and the flight to freedom by Jacqueline Tobin (with Hettie Jones).

Roll The Bones Book Cover

Roll the bones : the history of gambling by David G. Schwartz.