The National Association of Science Writers has announced the winners of the 2013 Science in Society Awards.
Books: David Quammen for his book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (W.W. Norton).
Science Reporting: “Witness to the Antarctic Meltdown” by freelancer Douglas Fox, published in Scientific American.
Long Form: “Playing with Fire” by Patricia Callahan, Sam Roe and Michael Hawthorne, published in the Chicago Tribune.
Science Reporting for a Local or Regional Audience: “The Color of Bunny” by freelancer Hillary Rosner, published in High Country News.
Commentary or Opinion: “The Real Scandal” by freelancer Christie Aschwanden, posted on the blog, The Last Word on Nothing.
Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $2,500 to be awarded at a reception on November 2, 2013, during the ScienceWriters2013 meeting taking place this year in Gainesville, Florida.
You will find some very good work here; I encourage you to read these stories, with the idea that they might inspire you to write something that will put your name on this list next year.
NASW established the Science in Society awards to provide recognition for 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.