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Message From EWA's Director
EWA's Ed Beat blog is fast filling up with story-starting ideas drawn
from EWA's National Seminar in New Orleans. The latest: Kim Clark's
of Richard Arum, co-author of the much-discussed book "Academically
Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses." In the video, Arum lays
out how reporters can investigate the actual academic demands that
colleges place on their students. Arum was just one of dozens of
nationally known speakers who joined us April 7-9 in New Orleans.
Whether or not you attended the seminar, please take a minute and
complete this super-short survey
on how your experience at the conference or the resources EWA has
developed from it have helped you do your job. While you're at it,
please take another minute to fill out this evaluation
of the conference and help ensure our programs are as useful as
possible. We know you value EWA's professional community. Now help us
make it even better!
How We Did the Story: Investigating For-Profit Colleges
On EWA's Ed Beat blog,
reporter Dan Golden gives a behind-the-scenes account of how he and
fellow Bloomberg News journalists John Hechinger and John Lauerman spent
18 months investigating the nation's for-profit colleges. The project,
which detailed questionable enrollment practices and staggering
student-debt loads in the industry, won EWA's Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. Read Golden's account, as well as the award-winning project.
EWA Seeks Beta Testers for EdMedia Commons
EWA will be introducing its online community, EdMedia Commons, in the coming months, and we need your help!
EMC will be a community where journalists and experts can come together
to share resources and discuss a wide range of topics related to
Before we open the community to our entire EWA membership, we'll be
going through a beta phase in May and June, during which we'll grant
early access to a small group of members who will help us test out
features, identify bugs, and give feedback. If you're interested in
helping us launch this exciting new venture, contact Glen Baity at email@example.com.
Vote on Updated Bylaws
In an effort to update and clarify EWA's bylaws, the board of
directors has approved an amendment to rename and redefine the
association’s two main membership categories. Under the amendment,
“active members” would become “journalist members” and “associate
members” would be relabeled “advocate members.” The two categories would
also be redefined to draw clearer and more relevant distinctions
between the two types of membership. In addition, the board has approved
an amendment allowing for greater flexibility in the board's make-up
while still requiring that the board president be a working journalist.
Now the board invites you—EWA’s membership—to vote on the proposed
Please review the amendments and then cast your ballot.
Slate of EWA Board Officers Announced
President Dale Mezzacappa has put forward a slate of officers to lead
the EWA Board of Directors, starting at the close of the board's annual
meeting in June.
President: Stephanie Banchero, The Wall Street Journal
Vice President/Journalist: Scott Elliott, The Indianapolis Star
Vice President/Advocate: Kent Fischer, GMMB Associates
Secretary: Kathryn Baron, Thoughts on Public Education
Immediate Past President: Dale Mezzacappa, Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Fall 2011 Higher Education Seminar Sponsorship Opportunity
Approximately 50 higher education journalists will gather with dozens
of newsmakers, scholars, philanthropists and other experts at the Fall
2011 Higher Education Seminar. This well-respected event will
investigate a variety of complex topics in higher education today.
Be among a small and select group of supporters to connect with top
journalists in a salon-like setting at the nation’s leading training
event for reporters who cover higher education.
Contact Stephanie Cvetetic, Marketing and Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.677.4271 for more information.