The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards program is seeking screeners for the 2022 contest, which is open to journalists from around the world. Screeners are Ph.D. scientists or experts in their field who assess the scientific accuracy of entries and recommend those worthy of judging by panels of science journalists.
The program is considering hybrid screening sessions this year, with in-person attendance at AAAS for those in the Washington, D.C., area and Zoom attendance for those beyond D.C. Those in the D.C. area should specify their preference between virtual or in-person attendance (fully vaccinated and masked). That will help determine whether to do hybrid sessions if pandemic conditions allow.
Many entries deal with aspects of the pandemic, and so the program is particularly interested in recruiting more screeners with expertise in infectious diseases and public health. However, screeners from any discipline are welcome. Recommendations for colleagues who might be interested in being screeners are also appreciated.
The screening sessions will start at 9:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern time and finish by about lunchtime. The screening dates and categories are:
- Monday, August 29, Audio
- Tuesday, August 30, Audio
- Tuesday, September 6, Children’s Science News
- Wednesday, September 7, Video (In-Depth Reporting), Video (Spot News / Feature Reporting)
- Thursday, September 8, Video (In-Depth Reporting), Video (Spot News / Feature Reporting)
- Friday, September 9, Video (In-Depth Reporting), Video (Spot News / Feature Reporting)
- Wednesday, September 14, Science Reporting (Large Outlet), Science Reporting (Small Outlet)
- Friday, September 16, Science Reporting (In-Depth)
- Wednesday, September 21, Magazine
- Thursday, September 22, Magazine
Interested scientists and experts should select a date or several date preferences and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with availability. Please respond no later than Friday, June 24. More information about the awards can be found at: sjawards.aaas.org/enter.