Investigative Reporter, The Clarion Ledger
Since 1989, the stories of Jerry Mitchell, investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) have helped put four Klansmen behind bars for unpunished killings from the civil rights era. He has won more than 30 national awards. In 2009, he received a MacArthur genius grant. He is writing a book on his experiences titled Race Against Time.