Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Scientist winning half a million ignored by Australian media

The Owl has done his Google search and come up with only one mention in the mainstream media - three lines on the SBS news site on 30 January headlined "Aust researcher wins top science prize" reporting that "the prestigious Japan Prize has gone to an Australian scientist whose research is providing the basis for many new medical treatments."
The Atlanta Journal Constitution gave it a mention but the 50 million yen prize ($A590,000 or so) was not deemed worthy of a mention in an Australian paper apparently. Which is strange really because the newsagency AAP's Medianet carried the official press release.

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