The Post has been awarded a silver medal in the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards for its piece “Hidden Beneath the Surface,” which 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 piece exemplifies the best uses of multimedia in science journalism according to judges, with interactive graphics and cutting-edge design enabling readers to scroll through the depths of Crawford Lake and understand its history. This story serves as the first installment in The Post’s ongoing series “Unearthing the Future,” which aims to explore how evidence from Earth’s past can assist in addressing modern climate change challenges.
The AAAS Science Journalism Awards are considered one of 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, Simon, Bonnie Jo, Emily, and Frank as we proudly share this achievement.