Paul Voosen Receives 2013 David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—News: Response

Paul Voosen, a former reporter for Greenwire, received the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism–News at the AGU Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 11 December 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. Voosen was honored for the article “Glacial Ghosts Set Sea-Level Trap for East Coast,” published online 9 August 2012 by Greenwire. The story covers a wide variety of interwoven factors that affect sea level rise on the East Coast of the United States. Published not long after Hurricane Sandy's landfall, the article provided useful and timely context for understanding the devastating coastal flooding from combined effects of the storm and sea level rise. The Perlman award is for work published with a deadline pressure of 1 week or less. Voosen is now a staff writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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It is an honor and privilege to accept the David Perlman Award. Though I have never met Dave, he is a legend, and I can only hope to have a reporting career half as distinguished and a third as long as his own.

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