Bulletin’s Thomas Gaulkin wins design award

By | May 24, 2021

Thomas Gaulkin, multimedia editor for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, won a 2020 Peter Lisagor Award for Best Design in a Specialty Publication.

“The Bulletin has made an investment in new multimedia approaches to help inform the public about man-made threats to humanity,” Gaulkin said. “These digital stories and online experiences wouldn’t exist without the dedication of our staff and contributors, and it’s an extraordinary privilege to be a part of it.”

Gaulkin joined the Bulletin as its multimedia editor in 2018. He spent the previous decade working in communications at the University of Chicago, first with the centers for International Studies and International Social Science Research, and later as Director of News and Online Content for the Division of the Social Sciences. From 1999-2002, and again in 2006, Gaulkin produced Worldview, Chicago Public Radio’s daily global affairs program.

See some of Gaulkin’s recent work at thebulletin.org, including a new piece on drones’ roles in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

About the Peter Lisagor Award
As the Chicago Daily News Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976, Peter Lisagor was one of the nation’s most respected and well-known journalists. The Headline Club established the Lisagor Awards in 1977 to inspire Chicago-area journalists to follow his outstanding example and to recognize truly superior contributions to journalism. Watch the virtual presentation.


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