American Geophysical Union Calls for Nominations for Robert C. Cowen Journalism Award

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Lisa Graumlich
AGU President

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has announced that it is receiving nominations for the Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism.

Nominations are open to science journalists (or teams of journalists) who have, over a period of at least 15 years, made significant, lasting, outstanding, and consistent contributions to Earth and space science journalism for the public.

Established in 1991 as the Sustained Achievement Award in Science Journalism, AGU renamed the award in honor of Robert C. Cowen, a long-time science editor at The Christian Science Monitor.

The award is given every other year to a journalist or team of journalists who have made significant, lasting, outstanding, and consistent contributions to Earth and space science journalism for the general public.

Recipients of the award will receive amazing benefits such as:

  • An engraved award
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting
  • Travel expenses of up to $1,000 to attend the AGU Fall Meeting
  • Two complimentary tickets, per winner, to the Honours Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting

It is important to note that,

  • Self-nominations are permitted.
  • AGU membership is not required to submit a nomination.
  • Eligible science journalism by nominees may be about any of the scientific disciplines represented by AGU.
  • Entries may include articles, audio and video broadcasts, and multimedia journalism that were reported, written, edited, or produced by the nominee in any language.

Application is open till April 12, 2023.

For further details about the nomination process, and guidelines, please visit https://www.agu.org/Honor-and-Recognize/Honors/Union-Awards/Robert-Cowen-Award.