Purpose of the Award
The ASTMH Communications Award recognizes excellence in reporting and communicating tropical medicine journalism to non-science audiences. The winning journalist will have helped foster the public's understanding and appreciation of tropical medicine research, clinical practice and/or policy. Eligible entries include books; newspapers or magazines; Internet posts such as blogs; TV; radio; and film. Entries will be judged on scientific accuracy, initiative, originality, clarity of interpretation and value in fostering a better understanding of the field of tropical medicine by non-science audiences.
Available this summer.
Thinking about nominating someone? Read the 2012 Communications Award guidelines.
"The Scourge of the Superbugs"
The Financial Times
"The Burden of Thirst"
Wall Street Journal
“Gates Rethinks His War on Polio”
Donald McNeil, Jr.
New York Times
“At Front Lines, AIDS War is Falling Apart”
"Death in Birth"
“Path of a Pandemic”
The Globe and Mail
“Why Are Millions Starving in a Booming India?”
Charles Piller and Doug Smith
Los Angeles Times
"Unintended Victims of Gates Foundation Generosity"
New England Journal of Medicine
“A New Attack on Malaria”
“Sex and the Single Schistosome”
The Washington Post
“Breaking the Cycle”
The Boston Globe
“Life Stories Part 1 and 2: Outlasting AIDS in Africa”
The New Yorker Magazine
“What Money Can Buy. Millions of Africans die needlessly of diseases each year. Can Bill Gates change that?”
“Combating the Bird Flu Menace, Down on the Farm”
“Rotavirus Vaccines’ Second Chance”
Jennifer Bails and Luis Fabregas
Pittsburgh Tribune Review
“An Unfinished Miracle”