Award Winners

2007

Online

"Lake Superior Basin Climate Change series" - 3 May 2007; 3 June 2007; 30 June 2007

KeweenawNow.com

 

Katie Alvord, a freelance reporter who won in the online categeory for her stories on the changing environment of Michigan’s Upper Pennisula, said the award “makes the intense work I did to write this online article series even more worthwhile.” She added, “Especially for a small-town freelancer like me, it’s a real boost to get this kind of recognition.”

In a solid example of localized science reporting for a community-based Web site, freelance writer Alvord described the potential local impacts of global warming on a local Michigan community. Kathy Sawyer, a...Read more

2006

Online

"The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: 100 Years Later" - 20 Mar. 2006

Online NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

 

The judges praised the use of Web technology and the overall excellence of the Online NewsHour’s site about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the state of earthquake research. “This very nice package included two interactive graphics, a slide show, and general stories of a length appropriate to the Internet,” said Mary Knudson, a freelance editor and writer who also teaches science writing at Johns Hopkins University. Neil Munro of the National Journal called the site “a very promising example of what the Web can become—easy to read and understand,...Read more

2005

Online

"Fantastic Forests: The Balance Between Nature & People of Madagascar" - 3 June 2005

wbur.org

 

The judges were impressed by the lively quality of Grossman’s work, which looks at the struggle to preserve biodiversity in Madagascar, an African island smaller than Texas but home to a prodigious diversity of fauna and flora more varied than that of all of North America. Grossman introduces online visitors to a rich catalogue of critters, including the fossa, a remarkable predator that looks like a cross between a cat and a dog and loves to snack on lemurs, the tree-dwelling primates for which Madagascar is famous.

Diedtra Henderson of the Boston Globe...Read more

2004

Online

"Hamilton’s Fall" - 18 Dec. 2003

"My Darwinian Daughters" - 12 Feb. 2004

"Why the Cousins Are Gone" - 30 Dec. 2003

Corante.com

2003

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2002

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2001

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