EWA Adds New Public Editor and Project Director
The National Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to its team.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 2011 — The National Education Writers Association (EWA) is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to its team. Kenneth Terrell, former managing editor for education at U.S. News and World Report, will join EWA in mid-June in the newly created position of project director, and Emily Richmond, education reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, will come on board in mid-July as EWA’s new public editor.
“Journalists working to produce high-caliber coverage of education need all the allies they can get,” noted EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “EWA members will be lucky to have these talented professionals on their side.”
Ms. Richmond has served as education reporter since 2002 at the Sun, where she has covered local, state, and national issues affecting both the nation's fifth-largest school district and the Nevada System of Higher Education. Recognition of her work includes a first-place award for feature writing from the Associated Press News Executives Council of Nevada-California. In 2007, she was named Outstanding Journalist of the Year by the Nevada State Press Association. As a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, Ms. Richmond has spent the past academic year examining the resurgence of single-sex education in public schools. Before joining the Sun, she was a reporter and day city editor of the Palo Alto Daily News. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University.
At U.S. News, Mr. Terrell was responsible for editing the annual America’s Best Colleges and America’s Best Graduate Schools rankings for the print magazine, the website, and the newsstand guidebooks. He edited special issues of the print magazine on education and expanded U.S. News’ coverage of K-12 schooling by guiding the launch of the publication’s first America’s Best High Schools rankings in 2007. Mr. Terrell has also worked as a reporter, covering various topics including personal technology. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in English, American Studies, and Afro-American Studies from Princeton University.
Both Ms. Richmond and Mr. Terrell will wear more than one hat at EWA, the nation’s professional organization for journalists who specialize in education and others who work at the crossroads of journalism and education.
As EWA’s public editor, Ms. Richmond will offer customized reporting and writing help to education journalists nationwide. In addition to one-on-one consultations, she will interact with EWA members through the Educated Reporter blog, EWA’s LISTSERVs, and EWA’s upcoming online community, EdMedia Commons. She will also help develop programming for EWA seminars and other training activities, working with other EWA staff and volunteers. Meanwhile, Mr. Terrell will draw on his background in higher education journalism to help organize EWA’s annual Higher Education Seminar and the postsecondary track at EWA’s National Seminar. He’ll also play a significant role in expanding EWA’s online resources on journalism and education.