Award Winners

2010

Radio

"Follow the Science: Calculating the Amount of Oil and Gas in the Gulf Oil Spill" - 14 May, 20 May, 28 May 2010

NPR

 

Richard Harris, a science correspondent for NPR, won the radio award, along with editor Alison Richards, for a series that challenged the initial estimates on the size of the devastating Gulf oil spill.

“To get this story, I found several scientists who were willing to drop what they were doing and take up the challenge I presented them,” Harris said. “With the able help of my editor, we quickly put this information out to the public. Though we initially met with resistance, facts are stubborn things, and ultimately the analysis was proven correct.” Harris won the...Read more