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Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism

Stefan von Holtzbrinck welcomes the guests, photo: David AusserhoferScience talk on freedom of science with Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek, photo: David AusserhoferLaudator and member of the jury Carsten Könneker, photo: David AusserhoferStefan von Holtzbrinck and Vivian Pasquet, winner category text, photo: David AusserhoferLaudator and member of the jury Antje Boetius, photo: David AusserhoferStefan von Holtzbrinck and Thomas Aders, winner category electronic media, photo: David AusserhoferStefan von Holtzbrinck and Marlene Heckl, winner category young talent, photo: David AusserhoferStefan von Holtzbrinck the winners 2019, photo: David AusserhoferRanga Yogeshwar, Wolfgang Heckl and Stefan von Holtzbrinck, photo: David AusserhoferMax Rauner, awardee 2008 und Jan Lublinski, awardee 2011, photo: David Ausserhoferphoto: David Ausserhofer
Stefan von Holtzbrinck welcomes the guests, photo: David Ausserhofer
Science talk on freedom of science with Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek, photo: David Ausserhofer
Laudator and member of the jury Carsten Könneker, photo: David Ausserhofer
Stefan von Holtzbrinck and Vivian Pasquet, winner category text, photo: David Ausserhofer
Laudator and member of the jury Antje Boetius, photo: David Ausserhofer
Stefan von Holtzbrinck and Thomas Aders, winner category electronic media, photo: David Ausserhofer
Stefan von Holtzbrinck and Marlene Heckl, winner category young talent, photo: David Ausserhofer
Stefan von Holtzbrinck the winners 2019, photo: David Ausserhofer
Ranga Yogeshwar, Wolfgang Heckl and Stefan von Holtzbrinck, photo: David Ausserhofer
Max Rauner, awardee 2008 und Jan Lublinski, awardee 2011, photo: David Ausserhofer
photo: David Ausserhofer

The Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism was instituted by the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group in 1995 to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Scientific American, one of the oldest science journals in the world. The prize is awarded annually and pays tribute to outstanding articles in the field of science journalism in Germany.

The award recognizes three categories – print, electronic media and since 2012 young talents – one prize is given to each category. Each prize is a cash prize to the value of 10,000 Euro for the categories print and electronic media and the value of 5,000 Euro for young talents.

The Laureates 2019

The laureates of the year 2019 are Vivian Pasquet, editor GEO magazine in the category print and Thomas Aders, correspondent and reporter of German ARD in the category electronic media. Freelance journalist Marlene Heckl has been honoured as young talents.

Jury

  • Dr. Stefan von Holtzbrinck (Chairman), chairman of the executive board, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Barner, chairman of the board of managing directors, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
  • Ulrich Blumenthal, editor "Forschung aktuell", Deutschlandfunk
  • Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius, director, Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar-und Meeresforschung
  • Prof. Dr. Martina Brockmeier, former chair of the German Council of Science and Humanities
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Kleiner, president, Leibniz-Gemeinschaft e. V.
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Könneker, member of the management board, Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH
  • Joachim Müller-Jung, managing editor Nature and Science, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Andreas Sentker, managing editor and editor-in-chief Wissen, DIE ZEIT and editor ZEIT Wissen
  • Ranga Yogeshwar, science publicist and moderator for science programmes, ARD

Award Winners 2019
Text: Dr. Vivian Pasquet, editor
Electronic Media: Dr. Thomas Aders, correspondent and reporter
Young Talent: Marlene Heckl, freelance journalist

Award Winners 2018
Text: Rüdiger Braun, freelance journalist
Electronic Media: Petra Höfer and Freddie Röckenhaus, freelance authors and producers and also Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim, freelance journalist
Young Talent: Fritz Habekuß, editor DIE ZEIT

Award Winners 2017
Print: Anke Sparmann, freelance journalist
Electronic Media: Alexander Lahl and Max Mönch, freelance authors
Young Talent: Theodor Schaarschmidt, freelance journalist

Award Winners 2016
Print: Dr. Bernhard Albrecht, editor Stern
Electronic Media: Thomas Reintjes, freelance author
Young Talent: Lydia Klöckner, editor DIE ZEIT and Adrian Lobe, freelance journalist

Award Winners 2015
Print: Malte Henk, editor, DIE ZEIT
Electronic Media: Stefanie Kara, freelance author
Young Talent: Laura Höflinger, editor Der Spiegel

Award Winners 2014
Print: Reto U. Schneider, vice managing editor, NZZ Folio
Electronic Media: Carsten Binsack, freelance film director and author
Young Talent: Alina Schadwinkel, editor, ZEIT Online

Award Winners 2013
Print: Johanna Romberg, editor GEO
Electronic Media: Marieke Degen, freelance science writer
Young Talent: Robert Gast, trainee Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Award Winners 2012
Print: Martina Keller, freelance science writer
Electronic Media: John Kantara, freelance science writer and TV-author
Young Talent: Bertram Weiß, author and freelance science writer

Award Winners 2011
Print: Tim Schröder, freelance science writer
Electronic Media: Dr. Jan Lublinski, freelance science writer

Award Winners 2010
Print: Richard Friebe, freelance science writer
Electronic Media: Volkart Wildermuth, freelance science writer

Award Winners 2009
Print: Jörg Albrecht, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Malte Henk, GEO
Electronic Media: Dr. Thomas Liesen, freelance science writer

Award Winners 2008
Print: Dr. Max Rauner, ZEIT Wissen, DIE ZEIT
Electronic Media: Christian Friedl, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Award Winner Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science:
Prof. Dr. Klaas Bergmann, Prof. Dr. Heinrich Betz, Dr. Peter Bork

Award Winners 2007
Print: Christian Schwägerl, science correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Electronic Media: Kristin Raabe, freelance science writer

Award Winners 2006
Print: Ulrich Schnabel, editor, DIE ZEIT
Electronic Media: Team Michael Lange und
Martin Winkelheide, freelance science writers

Award Winners 2005
Print: Dr. Irene Meichsner, freelance science writer
Electronic Media: Ralf Krauter, freelance science writer
Special award 2005 for successful transfer of knowledge to children and youth: Peter Lustig, moderation of "Löwenzahn" und Armin Maiwald, producer of "Sendung mit der Maus"

Award Winners 2004
Print: Volker Stollorz, freelance science writer
Electronic Media: Grit Kienzlen, freelance science writer

Award Winners 2003
Print: Klaus Bachmann, editor, GEO
Electronic Media: Frank Grotelüschen, freelance science writer

Award Winners 2002
Print: Dr. Ulf von Rauchhaupt, editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
Electronic Media: Dr. Tilman Achtnich, freelance science writer

Award Winners 2001
Astrid Dähn, editor, Die Woche
Dr. Bernd Schuh, freelance science writer
 
Award Winners 2000
Thorwald Ewe, editor, bild der wissenschaft 
 
Award Winners 1999
Dagmar Röhrlich, freelance science writer
 
Award Winners 1998
Dr. Stefan Klein, 1. Platz
Dr. Hartmut Wewetzer, 2. Platz 
Ranga Yogeshwar, 3. Platz
 
Award Winner 1997
Vivien Marx, freelance science writer
 
Award Winner 1996
Dr. Herbert Cerutti, editor, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
 
Award Winner 1995
Dr. Barbara Hobom, editor, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Information

Application period 2020
from February until 1 April 2020

Award Ceremony
autumn 2020 in Berlin

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