The National Academies Communication Award is an annual prize bestowed in recognition of creative works that help the public understand topics in science, engineering or medicine. The awards were established in 2003 and are administered by the Keck Futures Initiative, a project of the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine that is funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation. A $20,000 prize is awarded in each of four categories: Book, Film/Radio/TV, Magazine/Newspaper, and Online. The Online category was created in 2009.
List of recipients [ edit ]
Film/Radio/TV [ edit ]
2013 Joanne Silberner, David Baron
PRI's The World "Cancer's Lonely Soldier," "Pink Ribbons to Haiti," "An Ounce of Prevention," and "The Infectious Connection" ("light on the hidden toll cancer takes in impoverished nations")
Paula S. Apsell, Michael Bicks, and Julia Cort
WGBH-TV NOVA "Smartest Machine on Earth"
2011 Alexa Elliott
WPBT2 "Changing Seas: Sentinels of the Seas"
2010 Carole and Richard Rifkind
Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist [4 ]
2009 Larry Adelman, Llewellyn M. Smith, and Christine Herbes-Sommers
California Newsreel and Vital Pictures
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? [5 ]
George Butler White Mountain Films,
The Kennedy/Marshall Company and The Walt Disney Company
Roving Mars [6 ]
WNYC Radiolab "Musical Language" and "Where am I?"
2006 Nick Young, Anna Thomson, and Bill Locke
The History Channel and Lion Television "Ape to Man"
2005 Thomas Levenson and Paula Apsell
WGBH-TV NOVA “Origins: Back to the Beginning.”
2004 Sue Norton and David Clark
The Science Channel "Science of the Deep: Mid-Water Mysteries."
National Public Radio "series of news stories for radio about the scientific and human dimensions of cloning."
Magazine/Newspaper [ edit ]
2013 Eliot Marshall, Elizabeth Culotta, Ann Gibbons, and Greg Miller
Science Special issue on
human conflict (May 18, 2012): "Parsing Terrorism," "Roots of Racism," "The Ultimate Sacrifice," and "Drone Wars" [1 ] [12 ] [13 ]
2012 Crocker Stephenson, Guy Boulton, Mark Johnson, and John Schmid
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Empty Cradles"
The New York Times "Target: Cancer"
The New York Times "Toxic Waters"
2009 Mark Johnson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Targeting the Good Cell"
2008 Bob Marshall, Mark Schleifstein, Dan Swenson, and Ted Jackson
The Times-Picayune "Last Chance: The Fight to Save a Disappearing Coast", "an outstanding newspaper series that combines superb storytelling with the latest science in its call to action to save
Louisiana's wetlands" [6 ]
Carl Zimmer freelance writer
"for his diverse and consistently interesting coverage of evolution and unexpected biology"
The New Yorker "The Climate of Man"
The Boston Globe “The Stem Cell Debate.”
Richard Lee Hotz
The Los Angeles Times "Butterfly on a Bullet"
The New York Times "series of articles on the complex science and policy issues of global climate change"
2013 Alison Young and Peter Eisler (reporters), John Hillkirk (content editor), and the entire team
USA TODAY series "Ghost Factories" a nationwide investigation of abandoned lead factories
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2012 Daniel Engber
Slate "The Mouse Trap: How One Rodent Rules the Lab"
The New York Times and Pace University
Dot Earth blog [3 ]
2010 Ed Yong
discovermagazine.com "Not Exactly Rocket Science" blog
2009 Vikki Valentine, Alison Richards, and Anne Gudenkauf
NPR News for Climate Connections, a yearlong multimedia journey to explain the impacts of global climate change with well-reported stories from around the world
Alan Boyle MSNBC.com
" for selected works from Cosmic Log and his pioneering efforts to bring daily coverage of the physical sciences, technological innovation and space sciences to broad new audiences on a popular news web site"
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