Jim Landers' 2009 Body of Work
Entrants: Jim Landers
Affiliation: The Dallas Morning News
Place: Second Place
Provide a brief synopsis of the story or stories, including any significant findings.
The four stories in this entry look at health care delivery in the United States and France; the broken market for medical care in Dallas; a column about lessons to learn about reducing health care costs; and a column about how Dallas and Texas are models for where the U.S. health care system is headed without major reform.
Judges' comments: For the past five years, Landers has concentrated on a difficult topic, explaining health care costs to his readers. In 2009 he focused specifically on Dallas, writing exhaustively researched stories about a national – indeed, international – issue, in authoritative voice. He used imaginative hooks for Dallas audience and reader-friendly graphics.
Read Landers' work.
See the contest questionnaire in which the reporter writes about how this story was written.