DEADLINE: AGU Science Journalism Awards

Event Date: 
March 27, 2024

The American Geophysical Union offers three science journalism awards:

David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism - News recognizes excellence in Earth and space science news reporting, generally produced under deadline pressure of one week or less.

Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism - Features recognizes excellence in Earth and space science feature reporting, generally produced under a deadline of longer than one week.

Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism recognizes a journalist or team of journalists who have, over a period of at least 15 years, made significant, lasting, outstanding and consistent contributions to Earth and space science journalism for the general public, including reporting, writing, editing or producing. (This award is given bi-yearly; next award is in 2025.)

The Perlman and Sullivan awards each honor specific stories reported by journalists in the past year (i.e., 2023 awards honor 2022 stories). Journalists are welcome to nominate their own work for these awards, or someone may nominate a story on the reporter’s behalf. Awardees for each award receive $5,000, a plaque, recognition in AGU’s Eos and up to $1,000 in reimbursed costs to attend AGU’s Fall Meeting.

Every other year, the Cowen Award celebrates a career of outstanding reporting on Earth and space sciences. Self-nominations are allowed, or someone may nominate a journalist for the award. Cowen Award recipient receives travel expenses up to $1,000 to attend that year's AGU annual meeting.

Nominations are due Mar 27, 2024. Click here to submit a nomination.

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