Quanta Magazine was honored with a People’s Voice award for Best Writing (Editorial) yesterday at the 26th Annual Webby Awards, hosted by the comedian Roy Wood Jr. Quanta was one of 14,000 entries from over 70 countries, with nearly 2 million votes cast in People’s Voice ballots. This is the second People’s Voice award the magazine has won — last year, Quanta was voted Best Science Website. This year, Quanta editor-in-chief Thomas Lin accepted the award on behalf of his team with a statement just shy of the ceremony’s traditional five-word speech: “Writing tip: Be concise.”
Quanta is an editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundation in 2012 to enhance public understanding of science. Its reporters and editors focus on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences, with an emphasis on delivering timely, accurate, in-depth and well-crafted articles for our broad, discerning audience. Among other awards and accolades for its science journalism, Quanta was awarded a 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting and a 2020 National Magazine Award for general excellence. Quanta has published two books (Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire and The Prime Number Conspiracy) and its articles have been translated into several languages.