Finalist

Even Odds (TIE)

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

Two Teens Face the Odds in Oakland

Judges’ Comments

“Beautifully written story on a challenging, touchy, timely topic. Compelling characters. Great balance of exploring both the problem and the potential solutions and their various successes and pitfalls.”

“A compelling, personal look at a systemic and deadly issue in Oakland. The reporter’s and photographer’s care in telling the story, and the time they took to break down barriers in order to win trust, came through. Personal, powerful, poignant.”

EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting.