2003 Recipients: Large Newspaper
AAAS Science Journalism Awards
Dan Fagin has been Newsday‘s environment writer since 1991. An adjunct professor at New York University, where he teaches environmental reporting to journalism graduate students, Fagin is also the current president of the 1,300-member Society of Environmental Journalists, the oldest and largest worldwide association of environmental reporters. He is a co-author of the book Toxic Deception, which in 1997 was named by the group Investigative Reporters and Editors as one of three finalists for IRE’s award for the year’s most outstanding investigative book.
At Newsday, he was one of the principal reporters on a team that was a Pulitzer finalist in 1994 for stories about breast cancer, and he has won numerous awards since then for stories on subjects as diverse as Long Island Sound, cancer clusters, and the restructuring of the electric industry.
A native of Oklahoma City and a 1985 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, Fagin previously covered politics and government for Newsday and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
He lives in Sea Cliff, NY, with his wife Alison Frankel, a senior writer at American Lawyer Magazine, and their two daughters, Anna and Lily.