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Winners named in 2012 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award Competition
Date:11/14/2012

becomes a three-time winner. She previously won awards for TV in 2002 and 2010. "Personalized medicine will soon be coming to a doctor's office near you," Donnelly said, "and we will all need to be able to critically assess the ethical issues it raises, along with its potential benefits." The winning program was produced in association with The Hastings Center, a nonprofit bioethics research institute.

RADIO

Bari Scott, Alex Chadwick, Mary Beth Kirchner, Robert Rand, Robin Wise
"Particles: Nuclear Power After Fukushima"
SoundVision Productions for American Public Media
11 March 2012

The program, part of a series called "BURN: An Energy Journal," was a one-year anniversary special examining the future of nuclear power after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. It featured an interview with an American nuclear technician who was working inside the plant when the tsunami and earthquake struck. It also included tape recordings from inside the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Emergency Operations Center as officials struggled to shape America's response to the Fukushima disaster. Seth Borenstein, a science reporter for the Associated Press, said the broadcast was "gripping, informative and thoroughradio science journalism at its best." Larry Engel, an associate professor in the American University School of Communication and a freelance broadcast producer, said the program had "an excellent combination of story reporting, writing, character development, and sound recording and editing." Bari Scott, executive producer of the BURN series, said: "We're honored that AAAS has recognized BURN's debut program. By showing energy issues through the lens of personal experience, BURN aims to help people let go of preconceived notions and take in new information." Scott previously won the radio award in 2002.

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