Friday, October 01, 2010

I Won "Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship"!

I am honored to have been named a winner of the Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship, along with the second winner, Time Magazine senior reporter Alice Park. The Kyoto Prize fancies itself the "younger" Nobel Prize, but has no award in journalism. Instead the "Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship" includes a trip to Japan, one-on-one interviews with the prize winners and a commemorative banquet "in the presence of Her Imperial Highness." Look for my stories on the Kyoto Prize winners filed from Japan next month. RColinJohnson @NextGenLog

The Kyoto Prize is one of the world’s most prestigious awards given to those who have made outstanding lifetime achievements in technology, science, or the arts.
Here is what EETimes says about the Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship: R. Colin Johnson, veteran technology correspondent for EE Times, has been named a winner of the 2010 Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship. Johnson, who is based in Portland, Ore., was one of two winners of the annual fellowship, which was awarded this week in conjunction with the 26th annual Kyoto Prize, Japan’s version of the Nobel Prize. The journalism fellowship is administered by Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Fellowship winners travel to Japan for one week to attend the Kyoto Prize awards ceremony and interview the prize winners. This year’s recipients include Laszlo Lovasz, the Hungarian-born mathematician who has specialized in a discipline called discrete mathematics. Lovasz “has provided a link among numerous branches of mathematics through his advanced research on discrete structures and algorithms,” the Kyoto Prize committee said...
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