AAAS Westinghouse Science Journalism Award - Magazines

AAAS created a series of awards for excellence in science writing in newspapers and magazines, from 1946 through 1953, with support from the Westinghouse Educational Foundation. These early awards were discontinued as other organizations began to offer prizes for good science writing.

However, in 1959, with funding from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, AAAS reestablished two awards to recognize outstanding writing in newspapers and magazines on the natural sciences and their engineering and technological applications, excluding medicine. The Association established a third award in 1966 for writing in newspapers of less than 100,000 circulation. Awards for radio and television science journalism were added in 1981.

From 1994 to 2008, the prizes became known as the AAAS Science Journalism Awards, with support coming from The Whitaker Foundation. In 2009, The Kavli Foundation assumed support and awards are now known as the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.

Recipients:

  • John Horgan (1993)
  • Richard Preston (1992)
  • John Horgan (1991)
  • Michael D. Lemonick (1990)
  • Philip Elmer-DeWitt (1990)
  • J. Madeleine Nash (1990)
  • Christopher Redman (1990)
  • Hans Christian von Baeyer (1989)
  • John Tierney (1988)
  • Karen Springen (1988)
  • Lynda Wright (1988)
  • Michael D. Lemonick (1987)
  • Thomas McCarroll (1987)
  • Dennis Wyss (1987)
  • J. Madeleine Nash (1987)
  • Arthur Fisher (1986)
  • Richard Wolkomir (1984)
  • James S. Trefil (1983)
  • Timothy Ferris (1982)
  • Henry S. F. Cooper Jr. (1981)
  • C. P. Gilmore (1980)
  • Thomas Y. Canby (1979)
  • Frederic Golden (1978)
  • William Bennett (1977)
  • Joel Gurin (1977)
  • Jonathan Eberhart (1976)
  • Paul Brodeur (1975)
  • Michael Rogers (1974)
  • Kenneth Weaver (1973)
  • Eugene Kinkead (1972)
  • John Barbour (1971)
  • Tom Alexander (1970)
  • Arthur C. Clarke (1969)
  • Tom Alexander (1968)
  • Isaac Asimov (1967)
  • Albert Rosenfeld (1966)
  • Lawrence Lessing (1965)
  • Jeremy Bernstein (1964)
  • Dean E. Woolridge (1963)
  • John L. Chapman (1962)
  • John Pfeiffer (1961)
  • Philip Morrison (1960)
  • Francis Bello (1959)