Summer School

The finalists in the Press Gazette British Journalism Awards have now been announced.   A few ABSW members have made it to the shortlist for Science and Technology Journalist of the Year.   Winners will be announced on Tuesday 2 December. 
Science and Technology Journalist of the Year - sponsored by Astellas
Chris Smyth – The Times
‘NHS urged to claw back huge payoffs for managers’, £1m payoff, then NHS brings back managers’ and ‘Alarm over shortage of nurses on NHS wards’.
Pilita Clark – The Financial Times
Investigation into the global water crisis.
Steve Connor – The Independent/i
‘The lost girls’ (on illegal abortions), ‘The next genetic revolution’ and ‘One girl, three parents?’.
Ian Sample – The Guardian
‘Leading doctors raise alarm over delays to medical trials’,  ‘US scientists boycott Nasa conference over China ban’ and ‘Handle with care ‘.
Kate Kelland – Reuters
‘Saudi Arabia takes heat for spread of MERS virus’, ‘In virus hunt, Saudi Arabia suspects African camel imports’ and ‘Patients recruited for vital studies on Saudi MERS virus’.
Pallab Ghosh – BBC
‘Badger trials were ineffective and failed humanness test’ and ‘Ministers willfully ignoring scientific advice’.