Highlights from previous a+ Prix Média and a+ Prix Média Newcomer awards
The winners of the Prix Média 2017 award are Jean-Daniel Bohnenblust and Sophie Gabus. The television journalists are awarded for their contribution “Poisons, venins, toxines: les animaux qui soignent” in the programme RTS 36.9°. Bohnenblust and Gabus show how new medicines could be developed with animal poisons and lead us to those laboratories where research is already underway into the medicines of the day after tomorrow. This insight is as new as it is surprising and brings a previously largely unnoticed topic into the public eye.
Alessandro Staehli from the nature magazine La Salamandre receives the Prix Média Newcomer award 2017. Staehli’s award-winning contribution is entitled “Voyage au centre de la terre” – an allusion to the adventure novel of the same name by Jules Verne. “His lively and multi-facetted dossier has shown us precisely the wonderful diversity of the soil,” says Felicitas Pauss, jury member and physicist at ETH Zurich, explaining the decision.
The winner of the Prix Média 2016 is Lison Méric for the entry “J’entends des voix”, RTS 36.9°, 16.12. 2015. She accepted the prize together with director Sarah Perrig at the Swiss Media Forum in Lucerne. The prizes were awarded on 23 September 2016 as part of the break session “Investigative Science Journalism”.
Anja Jardine won the Prix Média 2015 with her article “Das letzte Terrain” (NZZ Folio 9/2014).
On Thursday, 11 September 2014, the Prix Média of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, endowed with a total of 40,000 Swiss francs, was awarded at the Swiss Media Congress in Interlaken.
Julie Zaugg and Clément Bürge (technical sciences), Catherine Riva (medicine), Mathias Plüss (humanities and social sciences) and Nik Walter (natural sciences) were honoured for their successful transfer of knowledge.
On Thursday, 26 September 2013, the “Prix Média akademien-schweiz”, endowed with a total of 40,000 Swiss francs, was awarded at the ScienceComm’13 congress in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Etienne Dubuis (natural sciences), Alan Niederer (medicine), Reto U. Schneider (humanities and social sciences) and Martin Läubli (technical sciences) were honoured for their successful transfer of knowledge.