European Science Writer of the Year: Nominees and finalists announced
The judges have now met and decided on the European Science Writer of the Year 2018 finalists:
Martin Enserink, International News Editor, Science (The Netherlands), nominated by Vereniging voor Wetenschapsjournalistiek en-communicatie Nederland (VWN) - read Martin's submitted work translated to English
Nathaniel Herzberg, Science journalist, Le Monde (France), nominated by Association des journalistes scientifiques de la presse d'information (AJSPI) - read Nathaniel's submitted work translated to English
Eva Wolfangel, Freelance (Germany), nominated by German Science Journalists’ Association (WPK) - read Eva's submitted work translated to English
The winner will be announced at the 5th European Conference of Science Journalists on Sunday 8 July in Toulouse, France.
The European Science Writer of the Year Award, now in its fourth year, is co-ordinated by the ABSW and supported by Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Individuals are nominated for the Award by representative organisations for journalism or science journalism, throughout Europe.
Mico Tatalovic, Chair of the ABSW Executive Board said: "This competition has been growing each year, and we’ve had a record number of entries this year. It’s fantastic to see so many excellent science journalists producing an amazing variety of high quality content around the continent. I’m looking forward to meeting the winners at the ECSJ in Toulouse in July.
Sabine Louët, Founder SciencePOD.net and one of the judges said: "The level of entries was particularly high, this year. It is good to see science journalism is gaining some firm ground in terms of quality, right across Europe. We need to continue engaging with the science journalists community in Europe to share good practice and facilitate cross-border reporting."
The full list of nominations for the award is as follows:
Jasmina Beharovic, Journalist, Nova Pobjeda doo (Montenegro), nominated by Association of Science Journalists of Montenegro
Alessandro Staehli, Journalist and editor at "La Salamandre" (Switzerland), nominated by Swiss Association of Science Journalism SASJ
Spiros Kitsinelis, Freelance (Greece), nominated by Science View
Dora Kršul, Journalist at srednja.hr news portal (Croatia), nominated by Science Journalists' Branch of Croatian Association of Journalists
Teresa Firmino, Science editor/journalist (Portugal), nominated by SciComPT - Portuguese Network of Science and Technology Communication
Vera Novais, Science Writer (Portugal), nominated by International Science Writers Association
Cagri Mert Bakirci, Founder and chief writer at Evrimagaci.org (Turkey), nominated by Media and Law Association
Christian Du Brulle, Freelance (Belgium), nominated by Association Belge des Journalistes Scientifiques
Martin Enserink, International News Editor, Science (The Netherlands), nominated by Vereniging voor Wetenschapsjournalistiek en -communicatie Nederland (VWN)
Nathaniel Herzberg, Science journalist, Le Monde (France), nominated by Association des journalistes scientifiques de la presse d'information (AJSPI)
Andrada Fiscutean, Freelance (Romania), nominated by Balkan Network of Science Journalists - Romania
Lea Udovč, Reporter, Slovenian Press Agency (Slovenia), nominated by Balkan Network of Science Journalists - Slovenia
Marie Boran, Freelance (Ireland), nominated by Irish Science & Technology Journalists Association
Genadiy Mihaylov , Reporter (Bulgaria), nominated by Balkan Network of Science Journalists - Bulgaria
Eva Wolfangel, Freelance (Germany), nominated by German Science Journalists’ Association (WPK)
Julianna Photopoulos, Freelance (Greece), nominated by BNSJ - Greece
Nikola Zdravkovic, Editor-in-chief of Odiseja (Serbia), nominated by MNN (Network of Science Journalists - Serbia)
Vito Tartamella, Science Editor, Focus Magazine (Italy), nominated by SWIM - SWITY - Science Writers in Milan - Science Writers in Italy
Tanja Traxler, Science editor, Der Standard (Austria), nominated by Austrian Association of Education and Science Journalists
Hal Hodson, Technology Correspondent, The Economist, (Britain), nominated by the Association of British Science Writers
Congratulations are due to all the nominees who represent the best of their countries science journalism and writing in 2018.
The judges in 2018 were:
Cristina Gallardo, News Editor, Research Fortnight, UK
Hester Van Santen, Science Journalist NRC Media, The Netherlands & European Science Writer of the Year 2018
Sabine Louët, Founder SciencePOD.net based in Dublin, Ireland
Read more on the European Science Writer Award, including entry criteria and process
In 2018 the ABSW selected its nomination from those individuals that entered to become 'British Science Writer of the Year 2018' as part of the ABSW's annual Science Writers' Awards for Great Britain and Ireland.