Quanta Magazine's Natalie Wolchover and Staff Awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Writing

"The staff of Quanta Magazine, notably senior editor [and 2017 IAS Director's Visitor] Natalie Wolchoverhave won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory writing 'for coverage that revealed the complexities of building the James Webb Telescope, designed to facilitate groundbreaking astronomical and cosmological research.'

'It’s the honor of my life and a tremendous recognition for our whole team and for our ethos at Quanta,' Wolchover says. 'And given how much there is to be sorrowful about in the world today, I’m also thrilled that the Pulitzer jury has recognized an uplifting story about the best aspects of humanity: our curiosity, ingenuity and resolve.'

'For a small science outlet like Quanta to win the top award in journalism is beyond words,' says Quanta editor-in-chief Thomas Lin. 'It required an enormous amount of elbow grease and resourcefulness and the kind of smart reporting that Natalie’s been doing for years.'

Through thorough, tireless reporting, Wolchover assembled arguably the definitive article on the James Webb Space Telescope."

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