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Science News is a finalist in five categories for the 2015 Eddie & Ozzie Awards, which honor editorial and design excellence in the print and digital magazine industry. The awards will be presented at a luncheon in New York City on October 19.
The Eddies recognize editorial excellence; the Ozzies recognize excellence in magazine design.
The Growth Curve blog is a finalist for the best consumer column/blog Eddie Award. Written by neuroscience writer Laura Sanders and occasional guest writers, Growth Curve delves into the science of development and, as the tagline says, “the inexact science of parenting.”
Two Science News articles are finalists for an Eddie Award in the Consumer Article - Single Article - Science category. “The Martian Diaries” is an imagined first-person account of the rover Curiosity’s first two and a half years on Mars, based on the actual observations and milestones the rover encountered. And “Robots to the Rescue” examines how advances in robotics are improving robots’ abilities to perform in disaster zones.
The feature “A Rocky Road to Mars” brought nominations for two Ozzie Awards: One for use of illustration, and another for cover design (see the cover here). The story delves into NASA’s plan to capture an asteroid and put it in the moon’s orbit for study as a way to learn how to prepare for a mission to Mars.
And the April 18, 2015, issue of Science News is a finalist in the Ozzie Award category Association / Non-Profit (Consumer) – Overall Design – 6 or more Issues. The issue features a photo essay celebrating 25 years of science and images from the Hubble Space Telescope, a longform article on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill featuring original artwork, and much more.
Last year, Science News took home Eddie and Ozzie awards in five categories: four honorable mentions and one category win, “best consumer single article in science and technology,” for Impactful Distraction, a feature article on distracted driving by biomedical reporter Nathan Seppa.
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