The Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize

2012 Hechinger Prize winners David Jackson (left) and Gary Marx of the Chicago Tribune.
Overview

Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting

Each year, contest judges select one piece of coverage from among the first prize winners as the recipient of EWA's top prize, the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting.

Each year, contest judges select one piece of coverage from among the first prize winners as the recipient of EWA’s top prize, the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting.

Announcement

EWA Announces Winners of Top Education Reporting Prizes

Cara Fitzpatrick and Lisa Gartner, education reporters for the Tampa Bay Times, with Caroline Hendrie, executive director for EWA (Photo credit: Lili Boxer for EWA)

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that “Failure Factories,” an investigative series from the Tampa Bay Times, has won the top prize in the National Awards for Education Reporting. This year’s Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting will go to three writers of the series – Cara Fitzpatrick, Lisa Gartner and Michael LaForgia.

Awards

Recipients of the EWA Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. 
1972–2015

  • John Matthews, Washington Star (1972)

  • William Grant, Detroit Free Press (1973)

  • James Nolan and Linda Stahl, Louisville Courier-Journal (1974)

  • Jonathan Neumann, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass. (1975)

  • James Worsham and Marguerite Del Guidice, Boston Globe (1976)

  • Lou Antosh, Philadelphia Bulletin (1977)

  • Stanley Moulton and Laurel Sorenson, Daily Hampshire Gazette (1978)