Winners Announced for 2016 DCSWA Newsbrief Award

Washington, D.C.— A news story from Science Magazine and a video from NASA Goddard have won the 2016 D.C. Science Writers Association’s (DCSWA) annual Newsbrief Awards.

Longform journalism often gets our accolades, but short pieces are the true workhorses of science communication. In the spirit of recognizing these unsung works of excellence, we have been offering the Newsbrief Awards since 2009. In 2015, we added a Multimedia category. 

The judges recognized two Writing entries with honorable mentions. Rachael Lallensack, an intern at Science and soon-to-be intern at Nature, wrote “Watch this tiny robot do a backflip.” Rachael graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016 with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and environmental studies. | Read more ...

Rachael Lallensack