First Prize

The Gates Effect

source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Gates Effect

How Gates Shapes State Higher-Education Policy

A Realm of Influence

In the Foundation ‘Echo Chamber’

Strategic Philanthropy Comes to Higher Education

‘Next Generation’ Grant Program Reveals Hands-On, Corporate Approach

Foundation Support for Higher Education Shares Goals, Recipients

Judges’ Comments

“The Chronicle of Higher Education demonstrates the pinnacle of investigative journalism here by taking a critical look at one of their own funders. That takes courage, which should be recognized.”

“The Chronicle of Higher Ed’s investigation into the ‘Gates Effect’ bravely took a deep, comprehensive and critical look at a foundation that has funded the CHE. It was very well-researched and well-written.”