AAAS Seeks Screeners for Science Journalism Awards
Scientist volunteers are needed to review entries in this year's AAAS Science Journalism Awards program.
Scientists residing in the Washington, D.C., area or who will be in Washington in mid-August to mid-September are invited to help screen print, radio and television reports for scientific accuracy. The top entries will be passed on to the appropriate judging committees. If you would like to volunteer as a screener, contact Earl Lane (202-326-6431; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lonnie Shekhtman (202-326-6434; email@example.com) at the AAAS Office of Public Programs.
More than 300 writers have been honored for their achievements in science reporting since the inception of the awards program in 1945. There will be a new prize category this year, open to journalists worldwide, for excellence in reporting science news for children.
Winners of the awards, which are sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., will be honored at the AAAS annual meeting in February 2006 in St. Louis. Members of the screening committees will be recognized in literature distributed during the awards ceremony.
15 June 2005