2016 Awards

Overview

2016 EWA National Awards for Education Reporting
"Failure Factories" and "Higher Ed Hustle" win top reporting prizes.

The 2016 winners of the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting were announced May 1, 2017.

The purpose of the awards is to advance education journalism by recognizing the field’s very best efforts. The awards' goals are to:

  • Encourage and inspire more and better education journalism;
  • Underscore the importance of excellent coverage and storytelling as a cornerstone of democracy and education.

Winners were recognized at an award ceremony held during EWA's National Seminar and received cash prizes. Category winners each received $1,000. Each recipient of the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting received $10,000; the Ronald Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Beat Reporting received $2,500; and the Edwin Gould Foundation’s Eddie Prize received a $7,500 prize.

For links to prize-winning articles, and information about the winners, scroll down.

The 2016 winners of the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting were announced May 1, 2017.

The purpose of the awards is to advance education journalism by recognizing the field’s very best efforts. The awards’ goals are to:

  • Encourage and inspire more and better education journalism;
  • Underscore the importance of excellent coverage and storytelling as a cornerstone of democracy and education.

Winners were recognized at an award ceremony held during EWA’s National Seminar and received cash prizes. Category winners each received $1,000. Each recipient of the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting received $10,000; the Ronald Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Beat Reporting received $2,500; and the Edwin Gould Foundation’s Eddie Prize received a $7,500 prize.

For links to prize-winning articles, and information about the winners, scroll down.

Awards

2016 National Winners for the Hechinger, Moskowitz, Eddie Awards in Education Reporting

The Education Writers Association is delighted to honor “Denied: How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Children Out of Special Education,” an investigative series from the Houston Chronicle, with the top prize in the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting. This year’s Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting will go to the reporter behind the series – Brian Rosenthal.

Announcement

Finalists for 2016 EWA Awards for Education Reporting and Eddie Prize Announced
Winners To Be Honored at Annual Conference

April 19, 2017 (WASHINGTON, DC)—The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting and the Eddie Prize, recognizing the top education stories in online, print and broadcast media across the country.

Produced by outlets that ranged from one-person bureaus to news media powerhouses, 36 entries earned the status of finalist from EWA’s panel of judges. The entries were characterized by compelling writing, high-impact visuals, and illuminating data. 

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2016 Award Categories

The Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting advance education journalism by recognizing the field’s very best efforts. The goals of the awards are to:

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2016 Award Rules

The 2016 Awards are CLOSED. Please visit the 2017 Award Rules. 

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Eligibility
All entries must have been published, posted or broadcast in an independent outlet for the first time in 2016 and/or the 2015–2016 school year, with one exception: Stories published or broadcast in 2015 that were recognized in last year’s EWA awards are ineligible for consideration in this year’s awards. Also, a majority of items in any one entry must have been published in 2016.