Carp report gains top award for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Upending the Basin rotationThose troublesome Asian carp continue to attract national attention – this time starring in an award-winning series of stories in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Reporter Dan Egan recently won the top award given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the large newspaper category for science reporting.

He was recognized for Deep Trouble, a series looking at the biological, public policy and engineering challenges that the carp pose for the Great Lakes.

“The history of engineering, public works, and invasive species battles is woven into the story elegantly,” said Laura Helmuth, science editor for Slate. “It’s a fascinating read, full of drama and passion.”

More winners reported here.

About David Poulson

David Poulson is the editor of Great Lakes Echo. He also is the associate director of Michigan State University's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism where he teaches environmental, investigative and computer-assisted reporting. Before coming to MSU in 2003, he was a daily newspaper reporter and editor for 22 years, a period when he mostly covered environmental issues in the Great Lakes region

  • Tom M.

    With respect I think Dan Egan has done the best at reporting on the Asian Carp. I hope his efforts are not wasted.