Our coverage and awards
Mosaic stories have been republished on websites and in newspapers and magazines worldwide, including ABC News, the Atlantic, BBC Future, Business Insider, BuzzFeed, CNN, Digg, Discover, El País, Gizmodo, the Guardian, the Hindu, the Independent, io9, MailOnline, Newsweek, the New Statesman, Pacific Standard, Quartz, RawStory, Scroll.in, the Week and the Wire. Our pieces have been translated into Chinese, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Turkish.
Our stories have also been republished in books. For example, Mary O’Hara’s piece on the mental health impacts of austerity was adapted as a chapter in The Violence of Austerity (Pluto Press, 2017). Michael Regnier’s story ‘The man who gave himself away’ has been included in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017 (Mariner Books, 2017). Geoff Watts’s piece on robot carers features in What Future (Unnamed Press, 2017).
Lina Zeldovich’s piece on a new type of toilet won the 2017 Front Page Award for Special Science Reporting. Shayla Love’s article on the Chinese Cultural Revolution won the written journalism category at the 2017 Asian American Journalists’ Association Awards. Mary O’Hara won silver in the International Feature category for her piece on psychosis in Parkinson’s at the 59th SoCal Journalism Awards.
At the 2017 Medical Journalists’ Association Awards, Emma Young’s piece ‘Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening’ won in the Feature of the Year, Specialist Audience category, and Jane Feinmann won Freelancer of the Year for a portfolio including ‘The little yellow box that’s made thousands of operations safer’. Overall, Mosaic was nominated for four awards, including Editor of the Year for Chrissie Giles and in the Science Explained category for ‘The engineer who fixed his own heart’.
Mosaic won the Website of the Year award at the 2016 Medical Journalists’ Association Awards. Three of its stories featured in Longreads’ 2016 best of lists. The short film ‘How to make a prosthetic eye’ was part of the official selection for the Imagine Science Film Festival, New York in 2016, the Imagine Science Film Festival, Abu Dhabi in 2017 and the Viten Filmfestival in Norway in 2016.
Mosaic was specially commended for Best Use of Photography at the 2015 Online Media Awards, with Giles Newton nominated for Online Editor of the Year. Giles was also nominated for Best Editor at the 2015 Medical Journalists’ Association Summer Awards. Mosaic was shortlisted for two awards at the 2015 British Media Awards, including Website of the Year, with commissioning editor Mun-Keat Looi receiving silver in the Rising Star category. Patrick Strudwick’s story ‘One virus, four lives: the reality of being HIV positive’ won the Science Explained award at the 2015 Medical Journalists’ Association Winter Awards, with Catherine de Lange’s ‘Brazil’s billion-dollar gym experiment’ also shortlisted for Best Profile of a Health or Medical Figure. Alexander Masters’s ‘A plutocratic proposal’ received the Best Investigative Journalism award at the 2015 Association of British Science Writers Awards.
Our video series ‘Last Chance Saloon’ won the Documentary & Lifestyle category at TO Webfest 2014. Virginia Hughes’s ‘Arrested development’ and Ed Yong’s ‘DIY diagnosis’ were listed among the best reads of 2014 by Longreads.com, Longform and Digg.