Journalism Award Nominations

From 15 January – 15 March 2016,  AGU is accepting nominations for two journalism awards:

2016 DAVID PERLMAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE JOURNALISM – NEWS  Named for the distinguished science editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, the first David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—News was presented at the 2000 Fall Meeting. The award recognizes excellence in science news reporting, defined as work prepared with a deadline of one week or less. It is presented annually to a journalist for a news story or series  in any medium except books that makes information about the Earth and space sciences accessible and interesting to the general public. For additional information about the award, please see the full award description. To submit an entry, please go to the Perlman Award nomination form.

2016 WALTER SULLIVAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE JOURNALISM- FEATURES  Named for the renowned science writer (now deceased) of The New York Times, the first Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism was presented to Sullivan in 1989. Effective in 2000, it was recast as an award for science feature writing, defined as work prepared with a deadline of more than one week. For additional information about the award, please see the full award description. To submit an entry, please go to the Sullivan Award nomination form.

Please note: The Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism is awarded every other year and will not be awarded in 2016.

Questions? Please contact: Nanci Bompey, AGU Public Information Manager, nbompey@agu.org