The Cancer Letter won four 2019 Dateline Awards from the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists:
Investigative Journalism, Newsletter/Trade Publications, first place, for “When Surgical Innovation Kills,” by Matthew Ong
Front Page Design, Newsletter/Trade Publications, first place, by Jacqueline Ong and Katherine Goldberg
Photo Illustration, Newsletter/Trade Publications, first place, by Katherine Goldberg
Series, Newsletter/Trade Publications, finalist, for “From Rhetoric to Harm,” by Paul Goldberg and Matthew Ong
Ong has won six Dateline Awards over the past five years. This is the third time Ong has won a first-place Dateline Award for his investigative work on minimally invasive surgery and cancer-related outcomes.
Ong’s series has also received awards from six organizations, including the National Press Club, the national Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Institute for Health Care Management (The Cancer Letter, How Medical Devices do Harm, 2014-2017; When Surgical Innovation Kills, 2018-2019).
This is the second consecutive year The Cancer Letter has won first-place design awards.
Here are a few of The Cancer Letter’s award-winning covers published in 2018: