||Jon D. Franklin
||Baltimore Evening Sun, for an account of brain surgery
||Miami Herald, for "Zepp's Last Stand."
||Associated Press, for an article profiling the federal bureaucracy
||New York Times, for her memorable and medically detailed account of her struggle with toxic shock syndrome
||Peter Mark Rinearson
||Seattle Times, for "Making It Fly," his account of the new Boeing 757 jetliner
||Baltimore Sun, for her account of a blind boy's world, "A Boy of Unusual Vision."
||St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, for his five-part series examining the life of an American farm family faced with the worst U.S. agricultural crisis since the Depression
||Philadelphia Inquirer, for his illuminating profile of life aboard an aircraft carrier
||St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, for her moving series about the life and death of an AIDS victim in a rural farm community
||Philadelphia Inquirer, for his richly compelling series, "Being Black in South Africa."
||Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, for a gripping account of a family's struggle to recover after its members were severely burned in an explosion that devastated their home
||St. Petersburg Times (Florida), for a compelling series about a mother who abandoned her newborn child and how it affected her life and those of others
||New York Times, for "Grady's Gift," an account of the author's childhood friendship with his family's black housekeeper and the lasting lessons of their relationship
||George Lardner, Jr.
||Washington Post, for his unflinching examination of his daughter's murder by a violent man who had slipped through the criminal justice system
||New York Times, for her profile of a fourth-grader from Chicago's South Side and for two stories reporting on the Midwestern flood of 1993
||Wall Street Journal, for his stories about inner-city honor students in Washington, D.C, and their determination to survive and prosper
||New York Times, for his elegantly written stories about contemporary America
||Baltimore Sun, for her compelling portrait of a baseball umpire who endured the death of a son while knowing that another son suffers from the same deadly genetic disease
||St. Petersburg Times (Florida), for his detailed and compassionate narrative portrait of a mother and two daughters slain on a Florida vacation, and the three-year investigation into their murders
||Angelo B. Henderson
||Wall Street Journal, for his portrait of a druggist who is driven to violence by his encounters with armed robbery, illustrating the lasting effects of crime
||J. R. Moehringer
||Los Angeles Times, for his portrait of Gee's Bend, an isolated river community in Alabama where many descendants of slaves live, and how a proposed ferry to the mainland might change it
||Tom Hallman, Jr.
||The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), for his poignant profile of a disfigured 14-year old boy who elects to have life-threatening surgery in an effort to improve his appearance
||Los Angeles Times, for his humane and haunting portrait of a man tried for negligence in the death of his son, and the judge who heard the case
||Los Angeles Times, for "Enrique's Journey," her touching, exhaustively reported story of a Honduran boy's perilous search for his mother who had migrated to the United States