DCSWA 2010 Science Newsbrief Award Winners
For Immediate Release
D.C. Science Writers Association Announces 2010 Science Newsbrief Award Winners
The winner of the 2010 award is Sarah Zielinski for her blog post "Rare Earth Elements Not Rare, Just Playing Hard to Get." Judges said Zielinski's well-written post showed the potential of blogs to inform while providing an interesting mix of news and science.
The judges also chose to honor two entries with honorable mentions.
Sujata Gupta, a correspondent with New Scientist and freelance science writer, was recognized for "How Mussels Hang On," published in ScienceNOW. According to one of the judges, "in very few words, the writer worked in engaging imagery and great word choice."
An award ceremony will take place during DCSWA's annual Professional Development Day on April 23 at the American Association fo r the Advancement of Science building in Washington, D.C. Zielinski will be presented with a $500 prize and a crystal trophy. Mukhopadhyay and Gupta wi ll receive framed certificates.All DCSWA members were eligible to submit entries published or distributed between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.
A panel of four judges from the DCSWA Board selected the winner and honorable mentions. They are Robert Frederick of Science Magazine, Carolyn Gramling of Earth Magazine, Jennifer Huergo of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Warren Leary, a freelancer formerly of the New York Times.
The D.C. Science Writers Association is an organization of about 500 science reporters, editors, authors, and public information officers based in the national capital area. For more information or to join, please visit www.dcswa.org. Details on how to enter the 2011 Newsbrief Award will appear on the website by the end of the year.
Last revision: 23 Mar 2011