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Victor Cohn Prize 2007

Geeta Anand of the Wall Street Journal Wins 2007 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Reporting

Winning Articles

Geeta Anand, a New York-based senior special writer for the Wall Street Journal's investigative group, has been awarded the 2007 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting for a powerful series of exhaustively reported stories displaying extraordinary narrative technique, emotional power, and sharp, intelligent analysis.


Victor Cohn Acceptance Speech

Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Reporting

Acceptance speech:
Rick Weiss, Washington Post
October 24, 2005

I am very happy to receive this year's Victor Cohn award. Happy for the recognition by all of you, my science-writing peers and mentors, which means a lot to me, but especially happy because this award keeps the memory of Victor alive.

I'd like to read you a letter I received from Vic 11 years ago last week: Oct. 18, 1994.

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CASW is honored to be the first organization elected as an associate member of the World Federation of Science Journalists, an international organization representing science and technology writers from Africa, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The action was taken by the WFSJ Board as 1,000 journalists, communicators, and scientists gathered recently in London for the 6th World Conference of Science Journalists in London.

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