Award Winners

2021

Audio

Gold

"Quirks & Quarks: Black in science special" Feb. 27, 2021

CBC/Radio-Canada

Amanada Buckiewicz and Nicole Mortillaro, producers for a special edition of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s long-running “Quirks & Quarks” program, looked at the past and future of Black people in science. The episode examined the history of biased and false "race science" that led to misunderstanding and mistreatment of Black people by the scientific and medical community, creating obstacles for them to participate in the scientific process. Buckiewicz and Mortillaro spoke to Black researchers about their work and how they are trying to increase recognition for the...Read more

Silver

"Rising COVID cases and vaccine doubt" Feb. 3, 2021

SciDev.Net

"Debunking COVID-19 myths and remedies" Feb. 10, 2021

SciDev.Net

"Science and you: Africa's COVID-19 vaccines" Feb. 17, 2021

SciDev.Net

In a three-part series for the Africa Science Focus podcast of SciDev.Net―an online news site that covers science for the developing world―described how coronavirus cases and deaths had increased across Sub-Saharan Africa, how misinformation was spreading and affecting vaccine confidence, and how health specialists in Africa were mounting vaccination programs while also trying to calm patient fears. The team consisted of London-based Fiona Broom and Harrison Lewis and Africa-based reporters in Ethiopia (Brook Abdu), Zambia (Jubiel Zulu) and Malawi (Charles Pensulo). The judges praised...Read more