Oct. 15, 2012
Communications Award Winners Lauded
Recipients of the 10th annual Communication Awards were honored by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine at a ceremony held on Friday in Washington, D.C. These prestigious awards -- each of which includes a $20,000 prize -- recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public in four categories: books, film/radio/TV, magazine/newspaper, and online. Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow won best book award; the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Slate Magazine, and WGBH/NOVA also took top prizes. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative, the awards were presented at the recently restored NAS building.