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Jim Landers' 2009 Body of Work

Entrants: Jim Landers

Affiliation: The Dallas Morning News

Beat Reporting

Year: 2009

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.