Awards

Senior writer Tina Hesman Saey won the 2019 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Communications Award in the Newspaper/Magazine category for her series on personal genetic testing.

2019


2019 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Communications Award
2019 DCSWA Newsbrief Awards
2019 Association of Health Care Journalists Awards
2019 Association of Magazine Media Imagination Award
2019 Endocrine Society’s Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

2018


The Best of Nonprofit News 2018
2018  Association of Magazine Media Imagination Award:
2018 American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division Popular Writing Award
2018 AACR June L. Biedler Prize in Cancer Journalism
2018 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards
  • Winner, Ozzie Award for Visual Digital Storytelling: Opioids Kill, Laura Sanders, Nicolle Rager Fuller, Cori Vanchieri, Kate Travis, Erin Otwell, Chang Won Chang & Alison Buki
  • Honorable Mention, Eddie award for Column/Blog: Growth Curve
  • Honorable Mention, Eddie award for Long-Form Feature Content: The Road to Tameness, Tina Hesman Saey (July 8 & July 22, 2017 double issue)
  • Honorable Mention, Ozzie Award for Illustration: Flex Time, Alex Nabaum (September 16, 2017 issue)
2018 Communication Arts Illustration Award
2017 D.C. Science Writers Association Newsbrief Awards

2017


2017  Imagination Award

 2016


2016 Folio: Awards
 2016 Min Editorial & Design awards:
2016 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards
  • Silver Award, Children’s science news: “The shocking electric eel!” Science News for Students, Roberta Kwok, June 2, 2016.

2015


2015 D.C. Science Writers Association Newsbrief Awards
2015 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards
  • Gold Award, Magazine: Alexandra Witze, Contributing Correspondent for Science News, for her work in both Nature and Science News: “Let the River Run” (in Science News) from Jan. 10, 2015, “The Quake Hunters” (in Nature) from July 9, 2015;  and “The Pluto Siblings” (in Nature) from Feb. 26, 2015.
Ohio Society of Professional Journalists
  • Best Medical/Science story: “Recycling the Dead“, Kathiann Kowalski, September 27, 2014, Science News for Students
2015 Eddie and Ozzie Awards
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Best consumer column/blog: Growth Curve
    •  Best Association/Nonprofit cover design and Best Association/Nonprofit use of illustration: A Rocky Road to Mars“, August 23, 2014 Science News 
    • Association/Nonprofit overall design: April 18, 2015 Science News 
2015 Online News Association Awards
2015 American Institute of Physics Science Communications Award

2014


2014 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards
  • Best Consumer Single Article in Science and Technology:Impactful Distraction“, Nathan Seppa, August 2013 
  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Best consumer full issue in science and technology: January 11, 2013 issue of Science News
    • Best consumer general interest column or blog: Gory Details, a Science News blog
    • Best cover design for a consumer magazine with circulation less than 250,000: for the photo illustrated Niels Bohr cover designed by Stephen Egts
    • Best consumer news/science website: Science News
2014 American Institute of Physics Science Communications Award

2014 American Geophysical Union’s David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism

2014 Webby Awards
  • ScienceNews.org was chosen as one of ten Official Honorees in the Science category of the 18th annual Webby Awards.
2014 DC Science Writers Association Newsbrief Awards

2013


2013 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards
  • Best Single Article:No New Meds“, Laura Sanders, February 23, 2013, Science News
2013 DC Science Writers Association Newsbrief Award
  • Honorable Mention:All Dinosaurs May Have Had Feathers“, Meghan Rosen, July 2012 
  • Honorable Mention: “Bees More Cuckoo than Birds”, Susan Milius, October 15, 2012, available exclusively in Science News Prime.
2013 American Meteorological Society’s Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences

2012


2012 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards
  • Silver, Best Cover: “Drool” issue, November 2011
  • Silver, Best Standalone Digital Magazine: April 30, 2012 issue, Science News Prime
  • Bronze, Best Series of Articles: “Consciousness” series
2012 Media Industry News Editorial & Design Award
  • Coverage of the Higgs discovery (multiple issues)
2012 David Stolberg Meritorious Service Award
  • Janet Raloff, Senior Editor, for exceptional volunteer work
2012 Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism
  • “The Power of D”, Nathan Seppa, July 16, 2011, Science News
2012 DC Science Writers Association Newsbrief Award
  • Newsbrief Award: “Iapetus Gets Dusted”, Nadia Drake, August 13, 2011, Science News
  • Honorable Mention: “Fruit of the Loo”, Nadia Drake, September 10, 2011, Science News
  • Honorable Mention: —“Hidden Dalliance Revealed by X-Rays”, Rachel Ehrenberg, March 31, 2011, Science News

2010


Genetics Society of America (GSA) Excellence in Research and Journalism
  • “Molecular Evolution”, Tina Saey, January 31, 2009, Science News 
2010 Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism
  • “Dying to Sleep”, Tina Saey, October 24, 2009, Science News

2009


2009 Science Writing Award in Acoustics for Journalists
  • Rachel Ehrenberg, Writer, Science News
2009 Kavli/AAAS Science Journalism Award for Children’s Science News
  • Douglas Fox, Freelance Writer, Science News for Kids
2009 Distinguished Science Journalism Award in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences from the American Meteorological Society
  • Sid Perkins, Writer, Science News
2009 Eddie Award from Folio: Magazine
  • Bronze, Full Issue, Association/Non-profit Category:Science News
Society of National Association Publications
  • Bronze, General Excellence, Magazines with 100,000+ circulation: Science News
  • Silver, Most Improved, Magazines with 50,000+ circulation: Science News
Society of News Design—Best of News Design Competition
  • Excellence, Cover Design: “Darwin” cover, January 31, 2009 
  • Excellence, Photography: Cary Wolinsky, Photographer, for work from the January 31, 2009; February 14, 2009; August 1, 2009; and November 21, 2009 issues of Science News