2018

Association of Health Care Journalists Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Helen Branswell won first place in beat reporting for coverage of infectious diseases and global health.

Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize

David Armstrong of STAT and Evan Allen of the Boston Globe were named finalists for The Addiction Trade, a series of stories on the addiction treatment industry.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

STAT won first place for General Excellence. “For the breadth and quality of coverage, a powerful marriage of deep reporting with lively, engaging writing.”

2017

Online News Association Online Journalism Awards

David Armstrong, Matthew Orr, and the STAT project team won in the feature category for “Dope Sick,” an immersive and raw narrative about best friends from a Toledo, Ohio, suburb who stumble into the world of opioids; one ends up dead, the other jailed for involuntary manslaughter.

Carl Zimmer and the STAT project team won in the explanatory reporting category for “Game of Genomes,” a 13-part series that enlisted two dozen scientists to explore Carl’s own genome using the latest techniques to discover genetic mutations and even stretches of DNA inherited from Neanderthals.

Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting

Awarded to Sharon Begley for a collection of her work.

Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists

Awarded to Eric Boodman for a collection of his work.

American Society of Magazine Editors Next Awards for Journalists Under 30

Awarded to Eric Boodman for a collection of his work.

NIHCM Foundation Health Care Digital Media Award

David Armstrong, Matthew Orr, and Natalia Bronshtein won for coverage of the opioid crisis.

2016

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award

Charles Piller and Natalia Bronshtein won in the online category for “Failure to Report,” an investigation of ClinicalTrials.gov, the government website that tracks clinical trials and their results.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award

David Armstrong won in the health/science category for coverage of the national opioid addiction crisis, including stories on the marketing of OxyContin, its manufacturer’s efforts to thwart prescribing restrictions, and the death of a woman from high doses of legal fentanyl prescribed “off-label.”

Online News Association Online Journalism Awards

David Armstrong and Matthew Orr won in the sports category for an examination of how college athletes with repeated concussions are allowed to continue playing despite serious risks to their health.

 

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