A landmark Center for Public Integrity series illuminating the troubling impact of distorted, industry-supported science has been honored by the National Association of Science Writers.
The project, Science for Sale, received the group’s Science in Society Journalism Award for longform reporting — one of five such awards in various categories that NASW has awarded annually. The prizes are “intended to encourage critical, probing work that would not receive an award from an interest group.”
The Center’s pieces, which ran from February — May 2016, were written by reporters Jie Jenny Zou and David Heath and managing editor, environment, Jim Morris, and were edited by Morris.
“We’re deeply honored to receive this award, particularly given the importance of the subject matter,” said Center for Public Integrity CEO John Dunbar. “The insidious creep of industry-backed ‘science’ used to upend established, bona fide research into public health hazards is something that should be of great concern to us all.”