European Science Journalist of the Year - winners announced
Photo: Henry Kenyon Photography
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…
ABSW event: Mark Miodownik keynote and networking reception on July 8th
Prof Mark Miodownik, writer, broadcaster, materials scientist, and teacher, will be giving the keynote lecture at the ABSW Summer School event on Monday July 8th and this lecture is open to all members, regardless of whether or not you are attending the Summer School.
Miodownik is the author of Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World and LIQUID: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes. He is a professor at UCL, and the founder of its Institute of Making. Full details here http://www.markmiodownik.net.
Editor-at-Large/Content Manager, Cambridge - Audio Analytic
Editor-at-Large/Content Manager/In-house Technical Copywriter
Audio Analytic is an AI company based in Cambridge, UK. We are leading the world in sound recognition (sounds beyond just speech and music) and have major consumer tech companies already using our technology, with many more bringing products to market in coming months. We want to give all machines a sense of hearing, so that they can be more helpful to people by understanding sound-based context.
ABSW board member elected to the board of WFSJ
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.
I, Mammal by Liam Drew
Humans are mammals. Most of us appreciate that at some level. But what does it mean for us to have more in common with a horse and an elephant than we do with a parrot, snake or frog?
After a misdirected football left new father Liam Drew clutching a uniquely mammalian part of his anatomy, he decided to find out more. Considering himself as a mammal first and a human second, Liam delves into ancient biological history to understand what it means to be mammalian.
ABSW travel grants for CIJ Summer Conference Awarded
Congratulations to ABSW members
Who have all been awarded a £500 ABSW travel grant to attend the Investigative Journalism Summer Conference: Where new tools meet traditional craft on 4-6 July 2019 in London, UK.