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BBC News team receives Endocrine Society journalism award

The Endocrine Society

San Diego, CA--A team of BBC News journalists received the Endocrine Society's annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, the Society announced today.

BBC News Online Health Editor James Gallagher, Medical Producer Rachael Buchanan and the BBC Visual Journalism team were honored at the Society's 97th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, for the winning package, "The Day of the Body Clock." The package included TV, radio and online coverage from May 13, 2014.

Established in 2008, the award was created to recognize outstanding reporting that enhances the public understanding of health issues pertaining to the field of endocrinology.

The BBC News team leveraged the news organization's 24-hour nature to explore the way hormones influence the body's daily rhythms. The journalists created an interactive body clock website, which shared information about hormones at different times of day. The website provided customized information based on the viewer's time zone.

In addition, BBC News developed stories for its TV stations, radio stations and websites that delved into hormonal fluctuations at different times of day.

The Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism consists of a presentation at the Society's awards banquet, as well as travel and accommodations to attend the Society's Annual Meeting. The meeting is taking place from March 5-8.

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More information on the Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism is available at: https://www.endocrine.org/news-room/journalism-award.

Founded in 1916, the Endocrine Society is the world's oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Today, the Endocrine Society's membership consists of over 18,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Washington, DC. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at http://www.endocrine.org. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/EndoMedia.

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