Atlantic Media today announced the finalists for the 2010 Michael Kelly Award. The award recognises fearless journalism in the pursuit of truth.
The finalists are:
Ken Bensinger and Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times
For their coverage of malfunctioning cars produced and recalled by Toyota.
Sheri Fink, ProPublica
For her coverage of medical treatment in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
Jeffrey Gettleman, the New York Times
For his coverage of pirates in Somalia, the of spread of Islamic radicalism, and mass rape in eastern Congo.
David Rohde, the New York Times
For his coverage of his own kidnap and seven-month imprisonment by the Taliban, and his eventual escape.
Michael Kelly, a former editor of the Atlantic and the National Journal was killed while reporting from Iraq in 2003.