We are thrilled 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 immersive exploration delves into how humanity has influenced 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 use of multimedia in science journalism, with the beautiful graphics and interactive design allowing readers to scroll through the depths of Crawford Lake to understand its history.
This story serves as the first installment in our ongoing series, Unearthing the Future, which aims to explore how evidence from Earth’s past can assist in addressing the challenges of modern climate change. The project has been led by a dedicated team of editors, including Monica Ulmanu, Katie Zezima, Joe Moore, Amanda Voisard, and John Farrell.
The AAAS Science Journalism Awards are considered to be among the top honors in science journalism, making this recognition a significant achievement. Notably, this is Sarah Kaplan’s second AAAS Kavli award, having previously won Silver in 2020 for The Storm Inside, a poignant story about an early COVID-19 victim who became a crucial case study for doctors treating the virus.
We invite you to join us in celebrating the success of Sarah