Announcements

Announcement

EWA Seeks Reporting Proposals for Fellowship Program
Deadline to apply for the 10th round of EWA Reporting Fellows is July 13

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows, with opportunities to fuel enterprising news coverage of education. The fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects. This will be the 10th class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

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EWA Announces Dates of Virtual 2020 National Seminar
The largest annual gathering of education writers to focus on COVID-19 impact

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that its 73rd annual National Seminar will take place online July 21–24, 2020.

The theme of the virtual conference will be the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 crisis on education, from the early years through K-12 and postsecondary learning. Special features include the presentation of awards honoring the best in education reporting, sessions tailored to communications professionals, training on data tools, and practical advice from accomplished journalists on how they did their stories. 

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EWA Joins #GivingNewsday Amid COVID-19 for Global Day of Giving and Unity

The Education Writers Association, the nation’s professional membership organization for journalists covering education, is joining #GivingTuesdayNow to raise awareness of local journalism and to seek support for the cause of high-quality coverage of education by local news organizations. Local independent newsrooms play a vital role in helping communities be safe during the ongoing pandemic, yet have never been more imperiled economically.

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EWA Announces New Class of Reporting Fellows

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its ninth class of EWA Reporting Fellows as part of the organization’s drive to support enterprising journalism that informs the public about consequential issues in education.

“This is an unprecedented time for the news industry, the education sector, and our nation,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “We are proud to help our members pursue in-depth projects on critical topics, including on the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

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EWA Joins #ThankAJourno Campaign

Freedom of the press is essential to a healthy democracy. And journalists are proving every day that they are also essential frontline workers in the midst of the current coronavirus pandemic.

The Education Writers Association is today joining more than 40 news outlets and nonprofits to thank journalists who continue to bring the public crucial news about the fast-spreading disease that is killing thousands and shutting down schools, businesses and entire communities. 

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EWA Seeks Proposals for In-Depth Reporting Projects
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 13.

The deadline to apply for the Winter 2020 round of the EWA Reporting Fellowship was March 15, 2020. Please contact fellowship@ewa.org for additional information.

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows. The fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects on consequential issues in education. This will be the ninth class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

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EWA Seeks Nominations for Journalist Advisory Board

The Education Writers Association expects to add new members this year to its Journalist Advisory Board. This board, comprised of journalist members of EWA, provides input and feedback on a range of membership and programming questions. Such topics include efforts to improve member engagement, EWA’s events, the National Awards for Education Reporting, and online resources aimed at bolstering education journalists’ skills and knowledge.​

As a member of EWA, you are invited to nominate yourself or another EWA member as a candidate for consideration. All nominations will be considered by the EWA Membership & Nominating Committee. 

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EWA Opens Entries for 2019 Education Reporting Awards
Journalists Working in All Media Invited to Compete

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting. Journalists may submit entries from 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on Nov. 15 through midnight Pacific time on Dec. 15, 2019.

Journalists who have published work in 2019 on any education topic in any medium are encouraged to enter the contest, which features a total of 20 prizes with cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

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EWA Announces New Class of Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its eighth class of EWA Reporting Fellows as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to support ambitious journalism projects that inform the public on important issues in education.

“Enterprising coverage of education by independent journalists has never been more important, and EWA is proud to play a role in supporting their work,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “We are delighted to help make possible in-depth reporting by our members.” 

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EWA Invites Journalists to Apply for Fellowships on K-12, Postsecondary Topics

*The deadline for this round of the EWA Reporting Fellowship program was Sept. 10, 2019. The application cycle is now closed.

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows. The fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects. This will be the eighth class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

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EWA Names New Officers and Directors

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members of the EWA Board of Directors and the election of the board’s 2019–20 officers.

Joining the governing board for their first two-year terms as directors will be Sarah Carr of The Teacher Project at Columbia University, Erica Green of The New York Times, Barbara McKenna of the Learning Policy Institute, Denise-Marie Ordway of Journalist’s Resource at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Beth Shuster of the University of Southern California.

Announcement

EWA Announces New Class of Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its seventh class of EWA Reporting Fellows as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to support enterprising journalism projects.

“We were thrilled to receive many strong proposals for in-depth reporting projects, including from outlets focused on local news,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “We are proud of the outstanding coverage that EWA’s fellowship program has supported to date, and we’re confident that this new round will prove equally excellent.”