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FT's Clive Cookson wins NUJ Stephen White Award

Clive speaking alongside Chris Morley  -  © Trevor Aston Photography

29 May 2019

The winner of the 2019 NUJ Stephen White award for best communication and reporting of science in a non-science context was Clive Cookson.

Clive has been a member of the union for more than 40 years and he is the Science Editor of the Financial Times.

His winning entry for the award was - Scientists discover the origins of gold in space.

The award was made at the Association of British Science Writers’ annual award ceremony last night at the Science Museum. The £600 prize money was provided by Stephen’s widow Liz who was unable to be present at the ceremony. NUJ representative Chris Morley presented the award on her behalf.

Stephen, who was head of communications at the British Psychological Society for 25 years, died suddenly in 2010 and the annual award in his name has been presented successively for the past seven years.

Stephen was also a member of the NUJ and was posthumously awarded the union’s Gold Badge for his huge contribution to helping fellow journalists.

Chris Morley said:

"Clive’s journalistic excellence made him a worthy winner of this award that acknowledges the skill of getting across complicated scientific ideas on to a level that can be accessible to all. Stephen I know would have been particularly thrilled that the winner was such a longstanding NUJ colleague too."

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