Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters honored for lakes, disease coverage

MILWAUKEE – The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will recognize two Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters during their 2018 Communication Awards ceremony on Oct. 11, in Washington, D.C., the academies have announced.

Dan Egan

Mark Johnson

Dan Egan, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, took top honors in the book category for “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” which chronicles man-made threats to the lakes. It’s the latest in a series of honors for the book, which reached No. 7 on the New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller list in April.  It also won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was selected as UW-Madison’s “Go Big Read” book for 2018.

Pulitzer Prize winner and Journal Sentinel health and science reporter Mark Johnson was a finalist in the newspaper/magazine category for his “Outbreak” series on the growing threat of diseases that jump from animals to humans. Johnson’s series was part of his O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University.

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