Awards

2013 Recipients of the National Awards for Education Reporting

General News Outlets, Small Newsroom

Print or online journalism publications with 25 or fewer FTE newsroom staffers. Written sources of education news, such as dailies and news blogs, are eligible.

Single-Topic News or Feature

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

  • District 287
    Beth Hawkins and Tom Nehil (web producer)
    MinnPost

Beat Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Investigative Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

General News Outlets, Medium Newsroom

Print or online journalism publications with a FTE newsroom staff of 26 to 99 employees. Written sources of education news, such as dailies and news blogs, are eligible.

Single-Topic News or Feature

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Beat Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Investigative Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

General News Outlets, Large Newsroom

Print or online journalism publications with a FTE newsroom staff of more than 100 employees. Written sources of education news, such as dailies and news blogs, are eligible.

Single-Topic News or Feature

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Beat Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Investigative Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Education-Only News Outlets

Print, online or broadcast journalism outlets that cover exclusively education, maintain editorial independence and are not published or produced by advocacy groups, professional organizations, higher education institutions, alumni periodicals or think tanks. There are no size restrictions. 

Single-Topic News or Feature

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

  • Education in Indian Country: Running in Place
    Lesli A. Maxwell, Swikar Patel, Megan Garner, Debra Viadero, Elizabeth Rich, Chienyi Cheri Hung, Gina Tomko, Vanessa Solis, Alyson Klein, Charlie Borst, Mary Ellen Deily, Doris Nhan, and Jon Reyhner
    Education Week
  • Common Core, State-by-State
    Sarah Carr, Barbara Kantrowitz, Jackie Mader, Sara Neufeld, and Pat Wingert
    The Hechinger Report

Beat Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Investigative Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

  • The Gates Effect
    Goldie Blumenstyk, Kelly Field, Ben Gose, Joshua Hatch, Xarissa Holdaway, Katherine Mangan, Brian O’Leary, Marc Parry, Jennifer Ruark, and Beckie Supiano
    The Chronicle of Higher Education

SECOND PRIZE

Broadcast

Entries may include spot news, feature segments, special programs, newscasts, streamed online stories, or podcasts for television or radio journalism organizations that maintain editorial independence and are not produced by lobbying groups, professional organizations, educational institutions, alumni periodicals, advocates or think tanks.

Single-Topic News or Feature

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

  • The View From Here: Class Dismissed
    Kaitlin Bane, Joe Barr, Emma Bowman, Paul Conley, David Fuentez, Cosmo Garvin, Al Gibes, Steve Milne, Julia Mitric, Veronika Nagy, Andrew Nixon, Rebecca Plevin, Alan Ray, Jesikah Maria Ross, and Catherine Stifter
    Capital Public Radio (Sacramento, Calif.)

THIRD PRIZE

Beat Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

  • Rob Manning (Editing by Eve Epstein)
    Oregon Public Radio

Investigative Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

  • This American Life: Harper High School
    Alex Blumberg, Ben Calhoun, Ira Glass, Sarah Koening, Alex Kotlowitz, Linda Lutton, Miki Meek, Jonathan Menjivar, Lisa Pollak, Brian Reed, Robyn Semien, Alissa Shipp, Julie Snyder, and Nancy Updike
    WBEZ (Chicago)

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

  • Bilingual Learning
    Sean Dillingham, Deepa Fernandes, Chris Keller, Evelyn Larrubia, Maya Sugarman, Jon White, and Eric Zassenhaus
    KPCC (Pasadena, Calif.)

Audio/Video from Non-Broadcast Outlet

FIRST PRIZE

  • Education in Indian Country: Running in Place
    Megan Garner, Swikar Patel, Lesli Maxwell, Debra Viadero, Chienyi Cheri Hung, and Doris Nhan
    Education Week

Magazines & Weeklies

Print and online magazines and weekly newspapers that are editorially independent and not published by advocacy groups.

Feature Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Investigative Reporting

FIRST PRIZE

Data Journalism

A story or series that features exceptional use of data gathering, analysis and/or data visualization produced by an independent print, online or broadcast journalism outlet.

Small Newsroom

FIRST PRIZE

Medium Newsroom

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Large Newsrooms

No Winners

Opinion Journalism

Eligible entries are produced by journalists and appear in independent news outlets of any size. Such outlets are not published by lobbying groups, professional organizations, educational institutions, alumni periodicals, advocates, advocacy groups or think tanks.

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Education Organizations & Experts

Content written or produced by advocacy groups, professional organizations, higher education institutions, alumni periodicals, think tanks, and individual advocates, academics, policy analysts, activists and bloggers are eligible.

Continuing Coverage of an Issue

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Best Blog

FIRST PRIZE

  • Ed Central
    Laura Bornfreund, Stephen Burd, Kevin Carey, Jason Delisle, Rachel Fishman, Lisa Guernsey, Alex Holt, Anne Hyslop, Amy Laitinen, Clare McCann, Mary Alice McCarthy, Ben Miller, Lindsey Tepe, Melissa Tooley, Ross van der Linde, and Conor Williams
    New America Foundation

SECOND PRIZE

  • Common Core Watch
    Jennifer Borgioli, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Kathleen Porter-Magee, and Jason Zimba
    The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

THIRD PRIZE

  • The Torch
    Joseph Cohn, William Creeley, Susan Kruth, Greg Lukianoff, Nico Perrino, and Catherine Sevcenko
    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Stand-alone Feature

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Thought Piece/Opinion

FIRST PRIZE

SECOND PRIZE

THIRD PRIZE

Related Posts

Image of National Awards for Education Reporting
Overview

National Awards for Education Reporting

All media may participate in the awards. So whether your work appeared in print or online, on TV or the radio, or all of the above, we’re eager to recognize excellence on the education beat.

EWA is pleased to announce an increase in the cash awards for this year’s winners. First-prize recipients receive a $250 award, while the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting comes with a $2,500 award. All winners will be honored during a banquet at EWA’s 2015 National Seminar.

Commands