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2012 Science in Society Journalism Awards announced
Date:8/24/2012

The winners of the 2012 Science in Society Journalism Awards, sponsored by the National Association of Science Writers, are:

  • In the Book category, Seth Mnookin for his book Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear (Simon & Schuster)

  • In the Science Reporting category, "Poisoned Places," by reporters from the Center for Public Integrity (Jim Morris, Chris Hamby, Ronnie Greene, Elizabeth Lucas, Emma Schwartz) and NPR (Elizabeth Shogren, Howard Berkes, Sandra Bartlett, John Poole, Robert Benincasa)

  • In the Science Reporting for a Local or Regional Audience category, "Perilous Passages," by Emilene Ostlind and Mary Ellen Hannibal, published in High Country News

  • In the Commentary or Opinion category, "Ban Chimp Testing," by Fred Guterl and the Scientific American Board of Editors, published in Scientific American

Winners in each category share a cash prize of $2,500, to be awarded at a reception on October 27, 2012, during the ScienceWriters2012 meeting taking place this year in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NASW established the Science in Society Journalism Awards to provide recognition without subsidy from any professional or commercial interest for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society. The awards are intended to encourage critical, probing work that would not receive an award from an interest group. Beginning with the first award in 1972, NASW has highlighted innovative reporting that goes well beyond the research findings and considers the associated ethical problems and social effects. The awards are especially prestigious because they are judged by accomplished peers.

In Panic Virus (Simon & Schuster, 2012), Mnookin tells the story of the dire consequences of the 1998 publication of a subsequently discredited paper alleging that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. One judge
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Contact: Tinsley Davis
director@nasw.org
510-647-9500
National Association of Science Writers
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