Sarah Staples and Daniel Grossman win 2004 AIBS media awards

The winners of the 2004 AIBS Media Awards are:

Print Journalism:

Sarah Staples, freelance writer, for "The Forgotten Frontier," which appeared in The Ottawa Citizen from August 3 to August 31, 2003. The judges noted that "The series was an engaging introduction to the work of researchers and an impressive examination of their work. It dealt with topics of the broadest public impact, had strong inherent interest, and was deftly handled. It gave someone who doesn't know much about science an understanding of how science works."

Sarah Staples is a freelance writer who reports on science for the Ottawa Citizen. In addition to writing for the Ottawa Citizen, Sarah Staples has covered science and technology for every major Canadian newspaper, from Montreal's The Gazette and the Toronto Star, to National Post and its financial counterpart, Financial Post; for magazines that include Canadian Business and ROB Magazine; and for the Boston Globe and New York-based Genetic Engineering News. Ms. Staples has also reported for Ottawa television and radio.

Broadcast Journalism:

Daniel Grossman, for "The Penguin Barometer," which was broadcast on The Research File of Radio Netherlands on November 10, 2003. The judges said that the story was "outstanding for a wide range of data, non-cliched use of scene setting, use of humor, and a broad diverse voice. It tracked the issue of the ecosystem impacts of global warming through time, across the globe, and through different media. It highlighted the contributions of amateurs and showed that some really important global change scientists are looking at this data."

Daniel Grossman has been producing radio stories and writing magazine articles since 1986, and has produced material for radio shows and networks as diverse National Public Radio's Weekend Sunday Edition and Living on Earth (where he once worked), Radio Netherlands, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Germany's Deut

Contact: Donna Royston
American Institute of Biological Sciences

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