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David Perlman Award For Excellence In Science Journalism - News 2024 ($5,000 prize)

David Perlman Award For Excellence In Science Journalism – News 2024 ($5,000 prize)

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City: Washington, DC
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David Perlman Award For Excellence In Science Journalism – News 2024 ($5,000 prize)

The David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism – News is an annual award recognizing excellence in science news reporting, defined as work prepared with a deadline of one week or less.

It is presented annually to a journalist or a group of journalists for a news story or series in any medium, except books, that makes information about the Earth and space sciences accessible and interesting to the general public. The Perlman Award, first presented in 2000, was named in honor of the distinguished former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Benefits of David Perlman Award

  • A $5,000 prize
  • An engraved award
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at AGU’s annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Paid travel expenses up to $1,000
  • Two tickets to the Honors Banquet at AGU’s annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Note: As members of the press, awardees also receive complimentary registration to AGU’s Annual Meeting.

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Eligibility for David Perlman Award

The nominee(s) must:
  • be a journalist working in any medium, except books
  • be an author or contributor of the submitted report
  • be a freelance journalist OR employed with a print/electronic publication or broadcast/cable station or network
  • submit only one entry for the award in a given year
  • not have won the Perlman award during the past two years.
In addition:
  • Groups of up to four authors/contributors may be included in the nomination.
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Nominees are not required to be AGU members.

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Selection Criteria for a Successful Nomination

The Selection Committee considers the following:

  • News stories or series that:
    • bring new information or concepts about AGU sciences to the public’s attention;
    • identify and correct misconceptions about AGU sciences, or makes them accessible and interesting to general audiences without sacrificing accuracy.
  • Accuracy, initiative, and clarity.
  • Whether the story was published first, before other media outlets.
  • Whether the story contains information of exceptional originality, importance, surprise, or secrecy.

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Most nominations are submitted by the author(s) of the entry. However, if you are not the nominee, AGU will contact the nominee(s) for any additional information the committee will need to consider the submission.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline27 March,2024
CityWashington, DC
OrganizerAdvancing Earth and Space Science
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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