Science News wins for ‘Martian Diaries’
In September, the Online News Association honored Science News with best feature for a small organization. The award was for “The Martian Diaries: What If the Curiosity Rover Kept a Scrapbook?” (SN: 5/2/15, p. 24). Contributing correspondent Alexandra Witze wrote the piece, which was edited by Cori Vanchieri. User experience designer Federico Castaneda, creative director Stephen Egts, assistant art director Erin Otwell and digital editor Kate Travis transformed the print version of the story into a polished, interactive online feature. Judges called the piece “an out-of-this-world idea perfectly executed.”
Launched in 2000, ONA’s online journalism awards honor excellence in digital journalism.