The Loom

In Search of Online Excellence

In yet another sign of the growing respectability of the online world for communicating science, this year the National Academies have set up a new “online/Internet” category for their annual communication prize. Here’s what they want:

Entries original to the Web which published in English online in 2007 will be considered. Entries should include up to six online articles, hypertextual documents, podcasts, commentaries, etc., or any combination thereof, that constitute a formal series or that may have appeared individually on a topic or common theme.

So if you haven’t applied yet, now’s your chance. The deadline is April 9. (Full disclosure: last year I won the print prize, and this year I’m a judge.)


  1. #1 Laelaps
    April 3, 2008

    I just put in mine. I don’t think I stand a chance, but I figured it’s worth a shot.

  2. #2 Blake Stacey
    April 4, 2008

    My one truly worthwhile series of posts is unashamedly technical, addressed to physics undergraduates, and dated 2008. Besides, there’s just no way in Hades I could stand up against Laelaps. 🙂

    I’ve started another one, though, so maybe next year. . . .

  3. #3 podblack
    April 10, 2008

    Damn. USA only. Otherwise the TANK Vodcast could have been a good one to enter with the series of vods..

New comments have been disabled.