Nominations Open for the 2024 Victor Cohn Prize in Medical Science Reporting

Maryn McKenna, 2023 Victor Cohn Prize

The 2024 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting is now accepting nominations.

Underwritten by Michelson Philanthropies, the $5,000 prize honors a writer for a body of work which, for reasons of accuracy, enterprise, insight, and narrative power, has made a profound contribution to public understanding of critical advances in medical science and their impact on human health.

Last year’s winner, WIRED senior writer Maryn McKenna, was awarded the prize thanks to her deeply researched and compelling reporting on infectious disease and global health. “Stories about these complex topics could easily sound like term papers,” one judge remarked. “Hers don’t. These stories felt like they were breaking new ground.”

Visit the website to learn more about the eligibility criteria and nomination process.

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