The pieces should have publication dates in October, November, or December 2016 and somehow touch on science, health, environment, or technology. Newspaper stories, magazine articles, and blog posts are all eligible. (Preference will be given to journalistic outlets that pay their writers, but when in doubt, err on the side of submitting!)
If you have questions about the categories, check out our rubric document with details about what we look for in each category. (Rubric: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18wQg4k1SeqEAUJnm9YZZZ0BhXIwJnA8NDgr_00D2gKo/edit?usp=sharing)
Final choices will be announced on the blog in mid-January 2017 Please submit your favorite stories by January 3rd.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have comments or questions.
*"Your Ear is a Tape Measure" (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/your-ear-is-a-tape-measure/),
NEWS-LENGTH: [Topical, informative, newspaper-style pieces that cover a trend or policy news.]
*"How drug ad narrators take the scariness out of side effects"(https://www.statnews.com/2016/02/18/drug-ads-warning-lists/)
INVESTIGATIVE/DATA [Probing, original, rigorous stories that affect many people. Bonus points for visuals]
*"Why You Should Check Your Sunscreen Label Right Now" (http://www.civilbeat.org/2016/06/why-you-should-check-your-sunscreen-label-right-now/)
SINGLE STUDY DEEP DIVE / PROFILE [Insightful, humanizing narratives that focus on 1 study or 1 scientist]
*"Humans: The Hyperkeystone Species" (http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/06/humans-the-hyperkeystone-species/487985/)
COLUMN, OP/ED, or BLOG [Pieces and blog posts with a strong opinion angle. Should be informed, possibly critical, possibly 1st person.]
* "She Wanted to Do Her Research. He Wanted to Talk ‘Feelings.’" (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/opinion/sunday/she-wanted-to-do-her-research-he-wanted-to-talk-feelings.html)