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The winners of European Science Journalist of the Year 2019 were announced at an evening reception at the World Conference of Science Journalists, in Lausanne, tonight (Tuesday July 2, 2019).   

The international judging panel had already shortlisted five people from five countries out of the 25 entries from journalists and journalism associations from around Europe.

Announcing the results Seema Kumar, Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication at Johnson & Johnson - the sponsors of the award  - said: Due to the high quality of entries and the diverse range of mediums the judges decided to award the prize to more than one winner this year – recognising excellence in different media formats.

The winners are…

The ABSW has partnered up with CIJ for the second year running, to bring the science beat closer to investigative reporters.

We are organizing three sessions on science reporting at the CIJ’s Investigative Journalism Summer Conference: Where new tools meet traditional craft on 4-6 July 2019 in London, UK.

ABSW also has five travel grants for its members to attend the conference, and all ABSW members get 20% discount on registration.

The science sessions this year are the following:

ABSW board member, Dr. Sunny Bains, tech journalist, editor, and educator, currently at UCL, has been elected to the board of the World Federation of Science Journalists.

The 30 voting delegates of national science journalism associations from around the world elected three new members to the board.

The other two elected board members – out of six candidates running in the election – are Andrada Fiscutean from Romania, and M. Harry Surjadi from Indonesia. “All six candidates have an impressive background, are enthusiastic and are already engaged on behalf of our community,” the WFSJ said.

Congratulations Sunny!

At a ceremony held at the Science Museum’s new Illuminate event space last night (Tuesday 28 May), the winners of this year’s Association of British Science Writers’ Awards for Britain and Ireland were announced.

Gaia Vince, freelance science and environment journalist, and an award-winning broadcaster and author hosted the event. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sir Philip Campbell Editor-in Chief of the publishing company Springer Nature and former Editor-in-Chief of Nature.   Pallab Ghosh, Science Correspondent BBC News, reflected on Sir Philip’s outstanding and influential career before announcing he had won the award.  


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