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Message From EWA's Director
for a job well done is not always easy to find, especially in today’s
challenging media climate. While high-quality education coverage is its
own reward, hard-working journalists still need an occasional pat on
So you’ll be glad to hear that EWA’s annual reporting contest is officially open for entries. Don’t sell yourself short: Check out the new contest categories and frequently asked questions. Contact Stephanie Cvetetic with questions or for additional information
All the best,
Ask EWA's Research Roundtable
Faced with a constant flow of new studies piling up in their inboxes,
reporters may be tempted to write off all education research as a waste
of time. But next time you’re ready to hit the delete button, think
again. EWA has assembled a panel of leading researchers to help you
separate the wheat from the chaff.
The 12 scholars of EWA’s Research Roundtable—who
hail from think tanks, regional laboratories, and top universities—will
review upcoming studies and offer reporters guidance on covering them.
The panel will also help EWA develop briefs for journalists on what
studies say on hot topics in education.
The week of Dec. 5, the panel will join us on EdMedia Commons to answer questions, including these:
- Journalists receive so many reports, briefs and white papers. How can they sort good research from the bad?
- How can journalists tell if changes being touted in a report are statistically significant?
- Can a study conducted in one location apply to another?
We hope you’ll come up with lots more questions when you come join us next week on EMC.
Please contact Lori Crouch at email@example.com for additional information.
EMC Content Update
All this week and next, we'll be putting up videos from our November
seminars on higher education and teacher evaluation on EdMedia Commons.
If you couldn't make it to UCLA or Chicago, log into EMC to catch up on
what you missed. Click here to see a full list of videos posted so far.
EWA's 65th National Seminar
Learning From Leaders: What Works for Stories and Schools will take place May 17-19, 2012, in Philadelphia. An estimated 250
reporters, authors, producers, editors, researchers, bloggers, and
others will gather for three days of in-depth discussions, site visits,
newsmaker speeches, and interactive workshops on education and its
coverage. Winners of the National Awards for Education Reporting will be
honored at the event, and the winner of the contest's grand prize will
be announced. EWA's flagship conference is being co-hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate
School of Education and the American Educational
Research Association. As ever, the event will be tailored to meet the unique needs and interests
of journalists who cover education at all levels.
Stay tuned for agenda
and registration details in the coming weeks. For sponsorship and advertisement
opportunities, please contact Stephanie Cvetetic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Editor Emily Richmond Is Here for You
If you need help tracking down a source, are having trouble getting
access to a school or want to brainstorm on your next big project, email
Emily at email@example.com. If you're on deadline and need immediate assistance, feel free to call her at (202) 452-9830, ext. 1006.