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.