Andrew Revkin, New York Times reporter and the proprietor of Dot Earth, the Times’ climate change blog, has received the prestigious John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. The award recognizes Andy’s sustained examination of global warming, including science, politics and economics.
Revkin shares this year’s award with Jane Mayer, a staff writer for the New Yorker. The award, named for the distinguished NBC correspondent, is given to journalists who have a sustained commitment to a subject or story.
Dot Earth has quickly become a must-read resource for anyone interested in the broad implications of global warming. Revkin has a real talent for interpreting often complex science stories for a lay audience. This talent is very rare in the journalism community today.
Revkin and Mayer will discuss their work at Columbia University on November 18 2008.