Outstanding Article

ASJA Writing Awards Recipients

Category = Outstanding Article
 

2018 Blog Post
Martin Hirsch
A Better Excuse than 'The Dog Ate My Homework'


2018 Business/Technology/Science
Caren Chesler
The Blood of the Crab
Popular Mechanics


2018 Excellence in Reporting
Melinda Wenner Moyer
Journey to Gunland
Scientifiic American


2018 First Person Experience Article or Essay
Anjali Enjeti
Drinking Chai to Savannah: Reflections on Identity, Inclusion and Power in the South
Longreads


2018 Health and Fitness
Alexandra Fleming
When drinkers suffer liver disease, should getting a transplant be so hard?
The Washington Post


2018 How-to Article
Susan Shapiro
College Advice I Wish I’d Taken
The New York Times


2018 Lifestyle
Todd Pitock
A Japanese Baseball Tour: The Healing Power of Baseball in Japan
Travel & Leisure Magazine


2018 Opinion/Op-Ed
Lara Kristen Herndon
The Wealthy Are Poised for the End of the World
CommonEdge.org


2018 Profiles
Julia M. Klein
In Pursuit of Justice
The Pennsylvania Gazette


2018 Trade
Robin Warshaw
When the Target of Bias is the Doctor
AAMCNews


2016 Blog Post
Risa Doherty
A Bittersweet Goodbye as My Firstborn Leaves Home For Good
ScaryMommy.com


2016 Business/Technology
Celeste LeCompte
Automation in the Newsroom
Nieman Reports


2016 Business/Technology
Emily Sohn
Every Living Thing
Aeon


2016 Excellence in Reporting
Vince Beiser
The Sand and the Fury
Wired


2016 First Person
Paula Ganzi Licata
Surviving an Alcoholic
The New York Times


2016 Health & Fitness
Linda Marsa
What Your Doctor Should Know About Women
More


2016 Health & Fitness
Kate Silver
Be the Death of Me
Chicago Health


2016 How-to
Kim Campbell Thornton
Forsake the Snake
UExpress Pet Connection


2016 How-to
Jennifer Breheny Wallace
A Policy of Saying No Can Save You Time and Guilt
Wall Street Journal


2016 Lifestyle
Kimberley Lovato
Born on the Bayou
American Way


2016 Lifestyle
Kim Campbell Thornton
Spirits on Safari
Cigar & Spirits


2016 Op-Ed
Candy Schulman
Just an Ordinary Miscarriage
The New York Times


2016 Profile
Gayle Keck
A Most Personal Venture
Drew Magazine


2016 Profile
Eugene Meyer
Meet Andy Raymond
Bethesda Magazine


2016 Trade
Barbara Robertson
The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3D World


2016 Trade
Molly Blake
High-Flying Patriotism
Air Force Sergeants Association


2015 Dramatic Narrative
David Page
Haiyan Diary
TakePart.com


2015 Business/Technology
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Comprehension Test
Proto magazine


2015 Op-Ed
Todd Pitock
Amsterdam's Anne Frank Industry
Haaretz


2015 Personal Essay
Caren Chesler
I Fought (and lost) the Battle Against Christmas
Salon


2015 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Vince Beiser
Prescription for Death
Playboy magazine


2015 Service
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Clucked
Men's Health


2015 Trade
Tori DeAngelis
Thank You For Not Smoking
APA Monitor on Psychology


2015 Profile
Thomas Bedell
Rolling with Michael Herklots
Celebrated Living


2015 First Person
Shannon S. Miller
Why I Can't Be My Son's Mother
Scholastic Parent and Child


2015 Lifestyle
Todd Pitock
The Re-birth of Awe
National Geographic Traveler


2014 Business/Technology
Kenneth Miller
Mushroom Manifesto
Discover Magazine


2014 Op-Ed
Liza Gross
Don't Jump
Medical Examiner, Slate.com


2014 Personal Essay
Kenan Trebinecvic
Two Muslim Brothers Who Took the Assimiliation Path
WSJ.com


2014 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Laura Beil
Who Killed Chris Kyle?, Men's Health


2014 Service
Rachael Moeller Gorman
What Are Food Labels You Can Trust?
EatingWell.com


2014 Trade
Tam Harbert
Supercharging Patent Lawyers With AI
IEEE Spectrum magazine


2014 Profile
John Rosengren
Ra-shede's Road
SBnation.com


2014 First Person
Scott Neumyer
I Am Royce White: Living and Working with Anxiety Disorder
SBnation.com


2014 Lifestyle
Echo Garrett
Philadelphia's Artistic Freedom
Arrive.com


2013 Business/Technology
Wendee Nicole Holtcamp
Was Lou Gehrig's ALS Caused by Tap Water?
Pacific Standard


2013 Personal Essay
Candy Schulman
Raising My Mother
Chicago Tribune


2013 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Laura Beil
The Dirty Truth About Hospitals, Men's Health


2013 Service
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Solving the Sugar Puzzle
Eating Well


2013 Trade
Stephen Ornes
Interrupting Cancer's Travel Plans
Cancer Today


2013 Profile
David Wolman
The Perfectionist
Wired


2013 First Person
Echo Garrett
Desert Renewal
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


2013 Lifestyle
Gayle Keck
A Certain Sparkle
Afar


2012 Business/Technology
Caren Chesler
The Antisocial Network
Popular Mechanics


2012 Personal Essay
Diane Daniel
Once, a Husband
New York Times


2012 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Michelle Nijhuis
Crisis in the Caves
Smithsonian


2012 Service
Ken Miller
Steering Clear of Disaster
Prevention


2012 Service
Jennifer L.W. Fink
Help Your Son Succeed in School
Parents


2012 Trade
Steven Biggs
Farm Direct
Country Guide


2012 Profile
John Moir
The Chameleon
The Washington Post


2012 First Person
Lise Funderburg
Big Love
MORE


2012 Lifestyle
Brendan Borrell
The Great Pumpkin
Smithsonian


2011 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
Take us to the River"
Fast Company


2011 Personal Essay
Judi Ketteler
Taking Grief Step by Step
Whole Living


2011 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Douglas Fox
Where Are We Headed? New Energy: climate change and sustainability sha
The Christian Science Monitor


2011 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Jina Moore
The African Divide
The Christian Science Monitor


2011 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Understanding Depression at Mid-Life
Woman's Day


2011 Trade
Kelly McGonigal
Mindfulness and Weight loss
IDEA Fitness Journal


2011 Trade
Tam Harbert
When IT is Asked to Spy
Computerworld


2011 Profile
Kate Silver
How Mya Saved Jacob
Spirit Magazine


2011 First Person
Beatriz Terrazas
My Mother's Brain
D Magazine


2011 Lifestyle
Florence Williams
A Strange and not Unpleasant Experience
Bicycling Magazine


2010 First Person
Michelle Nijhuis
Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35
High Country News


2010 First Person
Jina Moore
No Small Mercy
The Walrus


2010 Personal Essay
Perry Glasser
Iowa Black Dirt
Good Men Foundation


2010 Personal Essay
Amy Paturel
The Other Love of His Life
Newsweek


2010 Personal Essay
Beatriz Terrazas
The Childhood She Couldn't Remember
More


2010 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer
Shots in the Dark
The Atlantic Monthly


2010 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Bruce Henderson
Cook Vs. Peary
Smithsonian


2010 Profile
Mary Wiltenburg
Lost in Migration
Christian Science Monitor


2010 Profile
Todd Pitock
Elegy to a Scholar
Midstream


2010 Profile
Steven Beschloss
Man with a Mallet
American Way


2010 Trade
Barbara Robertson
What's Old is New Again (Benjamin Button)
Computer Graphics World


2010 Trade
Michael Fitzgerald
How Facebook and Twitter are Changing Data Privacy
CIO


2010 Service
Meryl Davids
Is Your Doctor Out of Date?
Reader's Digest


2010 Service
Kim Pittaway
For Goodness' Sake
More


2010 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Thirteen Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Glamour


2010 Lifestyle
Jennifer Margulis
No Price. No Menu. No Waste.
More


2010 Lifestyle
Todd Pitock
An Old World Finds a New Path
Afar


2010 Business/Technology
Timothy Gower
Born Again
Proto


2010 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
How Innovations from Developing Countries Trickle Up
Fast Company


2009 First Person
Margie Goldsmith
In a Way, He Took Our Lives, Too
WashingtonPost.com


2009 First Person
Kristin Ohlson
Watching TV in Kabul
New York Times Magazine


2009 Profile
Shari Caudron
Uncorked
5280, Denver's Magazine


2009 Profile
Todd Pitock
The Toughest Adventurer?
Discovery Channel Magazine


2009 Profile
Andrea Cooper
Am I Nothing But What I Remember?
Neurology Now


2009 Service
Florence Williams
Is it Safe to Heat Food in Plastic?
Good Housekeeping


2009 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Siri Carpenter
Buried Prejudice
Scientific American Mind


2009 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Florence Williams
The Runner's Footprint
Runner's World


2009 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Michelle Nijhuis
The Doubt Makers
Miller-McCune


2009 Trade
JoAnn Greco
La Vida Local
Planning


2009 Trade
Michele Meyer
When Old Meets New
IIDA Perspective


2009 Trade
John Rosengren
Lakers vs. Globetrotters--1948
Mlps. St. Paul


2009 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
Clawing Back
Boston Globe Magazine


2009 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
Hotbed
Fast Company


2009 Business/Technology
Michele Meyer
The Secret Power of Tweens
USA Weekend Magazine


2008 First Person
Margie Goldsmith
The Sense of Being Stared At
O


2008 Service
Bob Cooper
Road Tested
Runner's World


2008 Profile
Michelle Nijhuis
Of Murder and Microscopes
Sierra


2008 Trade
Michael Fitzgerald
L0pht in Transition
CSO


2008 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Todd Pitock
Science and Islam
Discover


2007 Business/Technology
Michael Fitzgerald
Grand Plans
Boston Globe Sunday Magazine


2007 Business/Technology
Alison Stein Wellner
Gary Heavin is on a Mission from God
Inc.


2007 Personal Essay
Christie Aschwanden
One Daughter, One Dad, Two Bikes
Health June 2006


2007 Personal Essay
Lisa Collier Cool
Rescuing Rosalie
Ladies' Home Journal


2007 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Jonathen Green
Hooked on the Gold Rush
The Mail


2007 Service
Christine Larson
Taking Care of Mom and Dad
U.S. News and World Report


2007 Service
Russell Wild
Your Take-Charge Guide to Affordable Health Care
AARP: The Magazine


2007 Profile
Sarah Richards
Master of the Guillotine
The Walrus Magazine


2006 Business/Technology
Craig Canine
Building a Better Banana
Smithsonian Magazine


2006 Business/Technology
Melba Newsome
He Took On the WholePower Tool Industry
Inc. Magazine


2006 Personal Essay
Janine Latus
All the Wrong Men
O, The Oprah Magazine


2006 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Robin Marantz Henig
Will We Ever Arrive at the Good Death?
The New York Times Magazine


2006 Reporting on a Significant Topic
John Rosengren
To Hell and Back
Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine


2006 Service
Karen Hammond
There's Still a Girl in There
Family Circle


2006 Profile
Michelle Nijhuis
Madame Butterlfy
Sierra Magazine


2006 Profile
Jessica Seigel
Secrets of the Bonobo Sisterhood
Ms. Magazine


2005 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Salley Shannon
The New Hazard on the Highway
Good Housekeeping


2005 Service
Christie Aschwanden
The Kitchen Comes Clean
Health


2005 Service
Richard Laliberte
Time of Your Life
Best Life


2005 Profile
Idelle Davidson
The Shy Savant
Los Angeles Magazine


2005 First Person
Rebecca Skloot
When Pets Attack
New York Magazine


2004 Business/Technology
Anita Bartholomew
Balance
MBA Jungle


2004 Business/Technology
Claire Tristram
Supercomputing Resurrected
Technology Review


2004 Personal Essay
Marian Sander
Listening to Zebras
Washington Post


2004 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Gloria Hochman
Pain
Philadelphia Inquirer


2004 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
What a Difference Five Years Makes
More


2004 Profile
Dan Ferber
The Man Who Mistook His Girlfriend for a Robot
Popular Science


2003 Business/Technology
Claire Tristram
Data Extinction
Technology Review


2003 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Melba Newsome
The Devil You Know
Los Angeles Times


2003 Service
Cheryl Reed
Monastic Experience: Finding a Hermitage of One's Own
Poets & Writers, May 2002


2003 Service
Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
A Place for Us
Woman's Day


2003 First Person
Paul Perry
X Marks the Spot
National Geographic Adventure, March 2002


2003 First Person
Mary Collins
Don't Have a Seat
Washington Post


2002 Business/Technology
Claire Tristram
It's Time for a Clockless Chip
Technology Review


2002 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Sara Solovitch
Citizen Scientists
Wired


2002 Service
Sally Stich
The Most Important Discussion You Must Have
New Choices


2002 Profile
Florence Williams
Roquefort Files
Outside


2002 First Person
Andrea Cooper
Is This is Madness
Hope


2001 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Lisa Collier Cool
Could You Get Hooked On This Pill
Self


2001 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Timothy Harper
Shoot to Kill
The Atlantic Monthly


2001 Service
Michele Meyer
The Gift of Health
Remedy Magazine


2001 First Person
Andrea Cooper
Doing the Frango
Salon.com


2000 Service
Florence Williams
Near to the Ground: The Environmental Report Card
Outside Magazine


2000 First Person
Claire Tristram
Why I Have Never Seen the Mona Lisa Smile
Trips Magazine


2000 First Person
Andrea Warren
The Angels of Vietnam
The World & I


1999 Personal Essay
Judith Sachs
The End of My Mother
Death & Dying


1999 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Steve Kemper
This Land Is Your Land
Yankee


1999 Profile
Ellen Parlapiano
Helping Kids Cope With Grief
Child


1998 Personal Essay
Florence Williams
Benched
New Republic


1998 Service
Susan K. Perry
The Essential Guide to L.A. Schools
Los Angeles


1998 Profile
Jessica Seigel
'The Zone' Diet Wars
Los Angeles


1997 Personal Essay
Sherry Suib Cohen
In the Name of Tradition
New Woman


1997 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Heather Millar
Log Me a River
The Atlantic Monthly


1997 Service
Michele Meyer
The Fine Art of Packing
National Geographic Traveler


1996 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Lisa Collier Cool
Mangled Care
Penthouse


1996 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Florence Williams
Polygamy in America
North American Review


1996 Service
Victoria Secunda
When Your Adult Child Disappoints You
New Choices


1995 Personal Essay
Sally Wendkos Olds
Marathon Woman
Pennsylvania Gazette


1995 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Edward Oxford
D-Day Plus 50 Years
American History


1995 Service
Victoria Secunda
Giving or Taking Family Money? Mastering the Art of Family Diplomacy
New Choices


1994 Personal Essay
Philip A. Alper
My Nursing Home Patients Come To Me
Medical Economics


1994 Personal Essay
Mary Augusta Rodgers
Home at the End of the Road
Detroit Free Press Magazine


1994 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Thomas Bedell
Old Glory: The Seneca's Search for a Past
Destination Discovery


1994 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Steve Fishman
Love Her to Death
Details


1993 Personal Essay
Maxine Rock
Arthritis and Exercise: Maybe It's Time to Get Moving
Arthritis Today


1993 Personal Essay
Mary Alice Kellogg
The Search for My Father
Glamour


1993 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Lance Frazer
The Treasure of Healing Knowledge
The Student Lawyer


1993 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Katharine Davis Fishman
Problem Adoptions
The Atlantic Monthly


1992 Personal Essay
Richard Bode
To Climb the Wind
Sail


1992 Personal Essay
Mitch Finley
Bang
Notre Dame Magazine


1992 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Robert Kanigel
Downs and Ups
Johns Hopkins Magazine


1992 Reporting on a Significant Topic
Edward Oxford
Pearl Harbor
American History Illustrated


1991 General
None
 


1990 General
Steve Fishman
Skull's Angels
Rolling Stone


1989 General
Robert Kanigel
An Ordinary Miracle
Hippocrates


1988 General
Laurence B. Cherry
My Father's Last Year
Glamour


1988 General
Kenneth F. Englade
The Battle Over Secular Humanism
Southern


1987 General
Rena Dictor LeBlanc
The Mechanical Boy Who Found His Heart
Reader's Digest


1987 General
Claudia Dreifus
Rodrigo's Last Trip: The Fiery Death of a Young Chilean Exile
Mother Jones


1986 General
Joan Barthel
Jimmy
McCall's


1985 General
Steve Fishman
Brain Surgery: A Patient's Story
Science Digest


1984 General
Bonnie Remsberg
Beneath the Cloud
Family Circle


1983 General
Sally Wendkos Olds
Do You want Your Mother to Die?
McCall


1983 General
Morton Hunt
Research Through Deception
New York Times Magazine


1983 General
Gloria Hochman
Living with Alzheimer's
Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine


1983 General
Claire Safran
The War on Toxic Waste
Woman's Day


1982 General
Morton Sontheimer
Memories of a Small Bomb
Newsweek


1981 General
Michael Frome
The Ungreening of our National Parks
Travel Agent and National Parks


1980 General
Ted J. Rakstis
The Poisoning of Michigan
Reader's Digest


1979 General
Betty Friedan
 


1978 General
None

  • A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
    – Sidney Sheldon
  • A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
    – Kenneth Tynan
  • A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self–addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
    – Ring Lardner
  • A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
    – Marguerite Yourcenar
  • All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
    – Somerset Maugham
  • Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
    – Christopher Hampton
  • Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
    – Lawrence Kasdan
  • Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
    –Wilson Mizner
  • Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
    – Flannery O'Connor
  • I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.
    – Lawrence Welk
  • I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
    – Douglas Adams
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    – Stephen Wright
  • It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
    – Robert Benchley
  • It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
    – Andrew Jackson
  • Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
    – Richard Curtis
  • No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self–deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.
    – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
    –Somerset Maugham
  • Writing a novel is like paddling from Boston to London in a bathtub. Sometimes the damn tub sinks. It's a wonder that most of them don't.
    – Stephen King
  • Writing a novel is like spelunking. You kind of create the right path for yourself. But, boy, are there so many points at which you think, absolutely, I'm going down the wrong hole here.
    – Chang–rae Lee
  • Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
    –Samuel Johnson