Award Winners

2012

Large Newspaper

"Evolution Right Under Our Noses" - 26 July 2011

"A Sharp Rise in Retractions Prompts a Call for Reform" - 17 Apr. 2012

"Tending the Body’s Microbial Garden" - 19 June 2012

The New York Times

 

Carl Zimmer, a freelance science writer, won the award for the large newspaper category for three stories published in The New York Times, including a piece about the trillions of microbes that reside on and in our bodies. Zimmer, who previously won in the large newspaper category in 2009 and in the online category in 2004, also wrote about evolution in the every-day urban environment of New York City as well as concerns about a rise in scientific journal retractions.

“I’m deeply grateful to my editors at The New York Times for letting me follow my...Read more

2009

Large Newspaper

"Now: The Rest of the Genome" - 11 Nov. 2008

"10 Genes, Furiously Evolving" - 5 May 2009

"Blink Twice If You Like Me" - 30 June 2009

The New York Times

 

Carl Zimmer won in the large newspaper category for a trio of articles he wrote for The New York Times on aspects of genetics and evolution. “I sometimes feel a little embarrassed that I like to write articles about the kinds of basic questions my kids ask me,” Zimmer said. “For the three stories I submitted, the questions were, ‘What’s a virus?’ ‘What’s a gene?’ and ‘Why do fireflies flash?’ I had a marvelous time talking with scientists about the complex answers to those simple questions, and now, thanks to this award, I don’t have to feel at all embarrassed...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