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Fifth Annual Jack F. Ealy Workshop on Science Journalism

Winners of Ealy Scholarship announced

Active ImageThe Institute of the Americas announces the winners of 15 full scholarships to the fifth annual Jack F. Ealy Workshop on Science Journalism to be held July 9-18.

This year’s winners of the scholarship funded by the Fundacion Ealy Ortiz were chosen from among 275 print, radio and television journalists reporting throughout the Western Hemisphere.

The workshop and the Ealy scholarship, which are designed to encourage in-depth, comprehensive coverage of science, health and environmental issues, were initiated by Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz, president of the board of Mexico City-based El Universal in honor of his late father, Jack F. Ealy. 

The winners of scholarships to the fifth annual Jack F. Ealy Workshop on Science Journalism are:

Sergio Federovisky, Talar Producciones, Argentina
María Osorio, Los Tiempos, Bolivia
Silvia Lisboa, Zero Hora, Brazil
Liliana Álvarez Viteri, Health and Market, Chile
Camilo Andrés Amaya, Revista Semana, Colombia
Ángela Ávalos R., La Nación, Costa Rica
Carlos Galecio Samaniego, El Universo, Ecuador
Mirella Cáceres, El Diario de Hoy, El Salvador
Karla Iberia Sánchez Sánchez, Televisa, Mexico
Liliana Chávez, Canal 22, Mexico
Martha Solano Martínez, La Prensa, Nicaragua
Ramiro Escobar La Cruz, Diario Perú.21, Peru
Isaías Miguel Ortiz, Semanario Clave, Dominican Republic
Pedro Dutour, El Observador, Uruguay
María Alejandra Reyes, El Periódico de Venezuela, Venezuela

“We’re very pleased to award scholarships to these knowledgeable and gifted journalists,” said Jeffrey Davidow, president of the Institute of the Americas and former ambassador to Mexico and Venezuela. “Their outstanding coverage of issues ranging from environmental conservation to global health exemplifies the type of reporting that is critical to the region’s future.”

The journalists are also finalists for two Jack F. Ealy Scientific Journalism Awards, the first such awards for outstanding coverage of health and the environment since the Institute of the Americas science journalism program began in 2003. Winners will be announced and a cash prize awarded on July 9.

To see interviews with this year’s Ealy science journalism prize winners, click here

To see the agenda of this year’s Ealy program, click here

To  see photos from this year’s Ealy program, click here

For a directory of this year’s participants, click here

To review the presentations from this year's workshop, click here

To read news stories by this year’s Ealy winners, click:
Environment Stories |   Health Stories

To view television stories broadcast by this year’s winners, click:
Sábalos de la Maldad Parte1 Sábalos de la Maldad Parte2
Orlando debe Nacer/Seccion Salud © Televisa,2008

To view a video of last year’s Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Program, click:    Part 1Part 2


IOA and Fundacion Ealy Ortiz announce
Latin America's first science journalism awards


The Institute of the Americas and the Fundacion Ealy Ortiz announce the winners of the Jack F. Ealy Latin American Scientific Journalism Award, the first science journalism award in Latin America.

Winners were chosen from among 30 journalists who received full scholarships to attend the fifth annual workshop on science journalism held July 9-18 at
the IOA.

The awards were judged by Dr. Juan Ramon de la Fuente, who served for eight years as rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Latin America´s largest university; Sergio Muñoz, former Los Angeles Times editorial board member and syndicated columnist for newspapers throughout Latin America; Enrique Bustamante, director of Fundacion Ealy Ortiz; and S. Lynne Walker, who was Copley News Service Mexico City Bureau Chief for 15 years and now serves as vice president of the Institute of the Americas.

The workshop and the Ealy journalism award, which are designed to encourage in-depth, comprehensive coverage of science, health and environmental issues, were initiated by Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz, president of the board of Mexico City-based El Universal, in honor of his late father, Jack F. Ealy.

First-place winners each received a cash prize of $4,000 and journalists selected for honorable mention each received a cash prize of $1,000.

The winners of the Jack F. Ealy Latin American Journalism Award for Health coverage are:

First place – Camilo Andres Amaya, who reports on health and science issues for “Semana” magazine in Bogota, Colombia. Amaya´s winning entry focuses on the treatable, but often overlooked, disease of uterine cancer.

Honorable mention – Maria Alejandra Reyes, editor of the health and environment section of “El Periodico” in Valencia, Venezuela. Reyes´ entry showed readers the deplorable health conditions in a Baghdad hospital.

The winners of the Jack F. Ealy Latin American Journalism Award for Environmental coverage are:

First place – Liliana Guadalupe Chavez Diaz, a reporter specializing in environmental coverage at “El Imparcial” in Hermosillo, Mexico. Her three-part series explained the devastating consequences of large-scale tourism development in the coastal state of Sonora.

Honorable mention – Sergio Federovisky, producer of the television program “Contaminacion Cero” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His documentary demonstrated the dramatic impact of over fishing and polluting one of Argentina´s major rivers.

To see interviews with this year´s Ealy science journalism prize winners,
click here.

To read more about the Jack F. Ealy Science Journalism Workshop, click here

 

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