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Winners named for the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards
Date:11/9/2011

Stories on the use of genetic analysis to help save a boy imperiled by a devastating disease, on the potential impact of climate change in two localities, and on the secret lives of scientists and engineers are among the winners of the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.

The awards, administered by AAAS since their inception in 1945, go to professional journalists for distinguished reporting for a general audience. The Kavli Foundation provided a generous endowment in 2009 that ensures the future of the awards program.

Independent panels of science journalists pick the winners, who will receive $3000 and a plaque at the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada in February.

Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel won in the large newspaper category for "One in a Billion," a compelling series about the use of genomics to find the cause of an unknown disease that was eating away at the gut of four-year-old Nicholas Volker. Robert Lee Hotz, a science writer for The Wall Street Journal who served on the judging panel, called the series "a richly reported and brilliantly told epic of biomedicine."

"From the day we began working on 'One in a Billion,' we knew that understanding and explaining the science would be enormously challenging," Johnson said. "It was a wonderful learning experience and deeply rewarding." The series also won a Pulitzer Prize.

Christine Peterson, Kerry Huller and Wes Watson of Wyoming's Casper Star-Tribune won in the small newspaper category for a series on the shrinking glaciers in the Wind River Range and the possible impacts locally. "Kudos to the Casper Star-Tribune for devoting energy and ink to explaining the science right in its readers' back yards," said judge Nancy Shute, a freelance science writer and contributor to NPR.

Local environmental reporting also won the spot news/feature reporting award in the televisi
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Contact: Earl Lane
elane@aaas.org
202-326-6431
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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