Nominations for the 2020 journalism awards are being accepted 15 October 2019 – 15 March 2020 through AGU’s online nomination system. Instructions for submitting a nomination can be found here.
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.
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.
ROBERT C. COWEN AWARD FOR SUSTAINED ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE JOURNALISM
Named for longtime science editor (now retired) of The Christian Science Monitor, this award recognizes a journalist or team of journalists who have made significant, lasting, and consistent contributions to accurate reporting on the Earth and space sciences for the general public. For additional information about the award, please see the full award description.
** Please note: the Cowen Award is awarded every other year and will not be awarded in 2020 **
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