On August 1st the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards (JHSMA) announced finalists in 22 categories spanning content, program and craft in the science media field. JHSMA celebrates the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories. This year’s competition saw more than 500 entries competing for 25 special awards. More than 115 international judges screened an aggregated 2,100 hours in order to select the finalists.
The Leakey Foundation’s Origin Stories podcast was selected as a finalist in the Science Media Awards for excellence in the category “Audible Science: Radio and Podcasts.” The other finalists in the category are NPR’s Invisibilia, Science Friday,and Signal Podcast with Meg Tirrell and Luke Timmerman.
Award winners will be announced at a gala celebration on September 21st at the Harvard Art Museum in Boston. Films will be showcased and honored at the Science Media Awards and Summit at the Hub (SMASH) at WGBH Studios in Boston. This three day conference will gather 300+ top scientists and science media stakeholders from around the world to share new work, new approaches and new ideas.