Finalist

T. Rees Shapiro
The Washington Post

General News Outlet (Large Staff)
BEAT REPORTING

Source: The Washington Post

Comments from the Judges:

“T. Rees Shapiro is a thorough reporter and engaging writer who digs into an issue and puts into clear and compelling detail why the reader should care, what the implications are for the stakeholders and the readership at large. He brought clear-eyed reporting to the contentious story of rape at UVA, and revealed the quiet and meek life of an heiress and the fortune she left to a Va. private school.”

“The articles are compellingly written and deftly handle difficult topics. The reporter weaves in excellent details throughout, displaying thorough reporting. The two pieces on the UVA rape allegations are the stories of the year. They are everything the Rolling Stone article was not, and everything journalism should be. The reporter clearly scoured Charlottesville for all possible relevant facts, drawing upon his well-earned sourcing and beat knowledge. Top-notch.”

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