The American Society of Journalists and Authors announced the winners of its annual writing awards this week, honoring freelance non-fiction work produced in magazines, newspapers and books in 2007.
The winning pieces—in nine categories—appeared in magazines such as O, The Oprah Magazine; Runner’s World; Prevention; Discover and others.
The ASJA Founders’ Award for Career Achievement will be handed out posthumously to Sarah Wernick, a writer who specialized in health and family issues. Wernick’s articles appeared in Woman’s Day, Parents, Redbook, The New York Times and other publications. Wernick died of cancer in November.
The awards will be presented April 11 during the annual ASJA Writers Conference in New York City.
WINNERS OF 2008 ASJA WRITING AWARDS:
First Person, Essay, or Personal Experience Article:
"The Sense of Being Stared At," O, The Oprah Magazine, July 2007
"Road Tested," Runner’s World, July 2007
"Of Murder and Microscopes," Sierra, May/June 2007
"L0pht in Transition," CSO, April 2007
Reporting on a Significant Topic:
"Science and Islam," Discover, July 2007
Donald Robinson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism:
"The War on Terror: Rorschach and Awe," VanityFair.com, July 17, 2007
June Roth Memorial Award for Medical Journalism:
"Doctor Where Art Thou," Prevention, May 2007
The Arlene Award for Article That Makes a Difference:
"Through the Forest, A Clearer View of the Needs of A People," New York Times, September 18, 2007
Wendy Lyons Sunshine
The Connected Child, McGraw-Hill, 2007