2003 Recipients: Online
AAAS Science Journalism Awards
Daniel Grossman has been a print journalist and radio producer for 17 years. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and a B.S. in physics, both from MIT. He was awarded a Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he studied climate science. He was presented with a 2001 Pope Foundation award for investigative journalism fostering social change for his reporting on climate.
He has produced radio stories and documentaries on science and the environment for National Public Radio’s show on the environment, Living on Earth; National Public Radio’s news magazine, Weekend Edition; CBS’s The Osgood File; Monitor Radio; The Great Lakes Radio Consortium; Public Radio International’s travel show, The Savvy Traveler, and international affairs show, The World; the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Deutsche Welle; the BBC; the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; the documentary show Soundprint; and Radio Netherlands.
He has written for The Boston Globe, Discover, Audubon and Scientific American, among other national magazines. One of his articles was included among “other notable Science and Nature Writing” by the editors of Best American Science and Nature Writing of 2001.
His awards include a 2002 George Foster Peabody Award, the highest broadcast honor, for the DNA Files public radio documentary series, of which he produced one hour-long show. Last year he received a Special Merit Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and an honorable mention in the American Institute of Biological Sciences Media Awards competition.