We are excited to announce that The Post has been awarded a silver medal in the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards for our piece Hidden Beneath the Surface. This innovative exploration delves into how human influence has shaped Earth’s ancient climate over centuries, using a single body of water to tell the story.
The multidisciplinary team behind this award-winning work includes climate reporter Sarah Kaplan, climate graphics reporter Simon Ducroquet, photographer Bonnie Jo Mount, and designers Emily Wright and Frank Hulley-Jones. The judges commended the piece for its “exemplary use of multimedia in science journalism,” stating that “the beautiful graphics and interactive design allow us to explore Crawford Lake’s history in depth.”
Hidden Beneath the Surface is the first installment in our ongoing series Unearthing the Future, which aims to examine how evidence from Earth’s past can help us address modern climate change challenges. The project has been led by a dedicated team of editors, including Monica Ulmanu, Katie Zezima, Joe Moore, Amanda Voisard, and John Farrell.
This recognition marks a significant achievement in science journalism as the AAAS Science Journalism Awards are among the top honors in the field. Notably, this is Sarah Kaplan’s second AAAS Kavli award, having previously won Silver in 2020 for The Storm Inside, an emotional story about an early COVID-19 victim who became a crucial case study for doctors treating the virus.
We invite you to join us as we celebrate this achievement with Sarah, Simon, Bonnie Jo, Emily