Vote for the Prix Média Newcomer 2022

The jury has decided: With 3’000 CHF each, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences are funding science journalistic research for an article on «Neuordnung im Kopf – wie Psilocybin Gedankenmuster aufwirbelt» (by Alisha Föry and Céline Jenni) and for the documentary «The hidden treasures in the lebanese mountains» on fossils in Lebanon (by Lucas Vimpere). With this public-voting the audience’s favorite is chosen as newcomer and wins 4’000 Swiss Francs.

This poll has ended (since 20 days).

Which contribution would you like to vote for? (Voting period: 29.08. – 12.09.2022)

«Neuordnung im Kopf – wie Psilocybin Gedankenmuster aufwirbelt» by Alisha Föry and Céline Jenni
47.58%
«Les trésors cachés des montagnes Libanaises» by Lucas Vimpere
52.42%

The winning entry will be honored at the awards ceremony on Thursday, September 29, 18:00-20:00 at the Karl der Grosse Debating House in Zurich. As part of the award ceremony, there will also be a panel on «Fake News and Conspiracy Theories – Learnings for the Future». It has been organized in collaboration with the Fake News group of the Swiss Young Academy. Prior to the award ceremony, a workshop on «Factchecking in Science Journalism» will take place from 16:00-17:30. More information on the entire program can be found here.

«Neuordnung im Kopf – wie Psilocybin Gedankenmuster aufwirbelt» read the article

by Alisha Föry and Céline Jenni

«The hidden treasures in the lebanese mountains»

by Lucas Vimpere

(f.l.t.r.) Alisha Föry, Céline Jenni and Lucas Vimpere

Alisha Föry (born 1997) holds a Master’s degree in Health Sciences and Technology from ETH Zurich. She is a research associate in neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She grew up in Burgdorf and lives in Zurich.

Céline Jenni (born 1996) studied food science at the ETH Zurich and graduated with a master’s degree. She completed an internship in the science department of the NZZ am Sonntag and is passionate about processes in the human body. She comes from the canton of Zug and lives in Opfikon, Zurich.

Interview with Alisah Föry and Céline Jenni (german and french)

Lucas Vimpere (27) received his PhD in geology from the University of Geneva, where he specialized in the study of climate and its current impact on coral reefs and coastal ecosystems. As an experienced diver, he has witnessed ocean degradation and the disappearance of underwater fauna/flora in many places around the world. His scientific and field experiences have sparked a desire to share science with the general public. In 2019, he was involved in the creation of SciencEscape, a non-profit organization based in Geneva that specializes in raising awareness and communicating science through video productions.

Interview with Lucas Vimpere (in german and french)