Reporting on Lyme disease by Mary Beth Pfeiffer
Sept. 19, 2018: Newark Star Ledger
June 24, 2018: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June, 11, 2018: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
mAY 11, 2018: The globe and Mail
Apr 23, 2018: The daily climate
april 9, 2018: Connecticut post
April 2, 2018: aeon
DECEMBER 7, 2017: HUFFINGTON POST
november 2, 2017: HUFFINGTON POST
july 4, 2017: NEWSDAY
March 3, 2017: HUFFINGTON POST
Jan. 9, 2017: HUFFINGTON POST
September 7, 2016: HUFFINGTON POST
July 16, 2016 HUFFINGTON POST
Major installments in Poughkeepsie Journal series,
“No Small Thing,” 2012-2015
May 31, 2015:
Sept. 15, 2013:
May 19, 2013:
December 23, 2012:
December 24, 2012:
October 21, 2012:
August 19, 2012:
New York State Associated Press: First Place, Public Service: Lyme disease investigation
Judge's comments: “This series — by far the most in-depth with dozens of stories, a public forum and a gorgeous and enlightening special section — is the clear winner. It covers the scourge of Lyme Disease … and also tackles bad medicine and ignorance as key elements of a larger medical health issue. Excellent work all-around . . . This newspaper has truly served its public.”
New York News Publishers Association, First Place Community Service Lyme disease coverage
For the Poughkeepsie Journal, which prompted passage of state law to protect doctors who treat Lyme disease
New York News Publishers Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting: “No Small Thing,” investigation of Lyme disease.
New York News Publishers Association, First Place, Community Service: “No Small Thing,” investigation of Lyme disease.
New York State Associated Press: First Place, Continuing Coverage: Lyme disease investigation.
Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award, First Place, Investigative Reporting: “No Small Thing,” investigation of Lyme disease.Judges comments: "Excellent series, exhaustively reported. Great example of explanatory journalism on a matter of public health concern using both well-chosen expert sources and ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances.”
New York City Society of the Silurians, First Place, Community Service: “No Small Thing,” investigation of Lyme disease.