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Science Writers Honor One of Their Own
Jennifer Couzin, a journalist who writes for the news pages of the AAAS journal, Science, has been named the recipient of the 2003 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, a prize that recognizes young science writers for excellent work.
According to a press release issued by the National Press Foundation, the judges cited Couzin "for reporting on tough issues, for her excellent use of many sources, for fluent and informative writing, and for bringing new facts and perspectives to familiar topics."
The $1000 prize is given each year in memory of journalists Ev Clark and Seth Payne, who were known for their willingness to offer guidance and support to their younger colleagues.
Couzin was recognized for three stories in Science: "Diabetes' Brave New World," "The Great Estrogen Conundrum," and "Tracing the Steps of Metastasis, Cancer's Menacing Ballet."
The award will be presented by the Evert Clark Fund and the National Association of Science Writers, in conjunction with the National Press Foundation. The presentation will take place 14 February 2004, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle.
Judges for the 2003 award were National Public Radio editor Peggy Girshman; Bob Meyers, president of the National Press Foundation; Gary Ellis of the Congressional Research Service; Gail Porter, editor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and science book author and freelance journalist Steve Olson.
08 January 2004