Announcements

Announcement

Call for Education Journalism Awards Entries
National Awards for Education Reporting offer $10,000 top prize

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 National Awards for Education Reporting. Journalists may submit entries from 9 a.m. EST Nov. 15 through midnight PST Dec. 15, 2018.

Professional journalists who have published work in 2018 on any educational topic in any medium are encouraged to enter the contest, which features a total of 19 prizes with cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

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EWA Announces 10 New Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

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

“From investigative reporting to deep data dives to long-form narratives, our new fellows reflect a diverse range of topics and approaches,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “We are delighted to be able to support such ambitious and timely education journalism.”

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Host EWA’s National Seminar in 2020 or 2021

The Education Writers Association (EWA) is seeking higher education partners to host its 2020 and 2021 National Seminars. The annual EWA National Seminar is the largest and most influential professional gathering of education reporters and editors in the country, drawing hundreds of journalists, scholars, policy analysts, newsmakers, advocates, bloggers, and others. 

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EWA Announces New Education Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

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

“We’re delighted to support the in-depth reporting projects proposed by the newest fellows,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “Their work will help shed light on the myriad challenges and opportunities facing students as they move from classrooms to careers.”

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EWA Names New Officers and Directors

image of new EWA Board Directors 2018

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members of the EWA Board of Directors, as well as the election of the 2018–2019 officers of the board.

Joining the board for their first two-year terms as directors will be Eva-Marie Ayala of the Dallas Morning News, David Hoff of Hager Sharp, and Debbie Veney of NewSchools Venture Fund. They are replacing outgoing board members Dakarai Aarons, Scott Elliott, and Cornelia Grumman.

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EWA Thanks Outgoing Board Members for Years of Distinguished Service

The Education Writers Association wishes to express its deep appreciation to three distinguished members of its Board of Directors who plan to leave the board this spring following years of voluntary service.

All three of the departing directors — Scott Elliott, Cornelia Grumman, and Dakarai Aarons — served as board officers. Elliott, who joined the board in 2009, was EWA’s board president from 2013 to 2017. Grumman and Aarons both served as vice president for community members, Grumman from 2013 to 2015 and Aarons from 2016 to the present.

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EWA Announces New Education Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

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

“We are delighted to provide additional EWA members with this unique opportunity to dig deeper into the education beat,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “These new projects will make important contributions to the public’s understanding of education and further fortify the nation’s education journalism community.”

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EWA Announces Theme of 2018 National Seminar
Los Angeles • May 16–18, 2018

EWA 71st National Seminar Los Angeles graphic

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the theme of its 2018 National Seminar: “Room for All? Diversity in Education & the Media.” The conference, slated for May 16-18 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, will examine the impact of today’s fast-changing demographic and cultural dynamics — from the classroom to the newsroom and beyond.

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EWA Welcomes Board Nominations From Members

The Education Writers Association expects to add new members this year to its Board of Directors and its two advisory boards. 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 Board OKs Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan

EWA is excited to share that the EWA Board of Directors has approved a comprehensive plan to increase diversity and inclusion in our organization. You can see the executive summary of the plan here.

EWA’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force led us through a process that engaged members and key stakeholders in education journalism, as well as experts in diversity and inclusion.

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Kim Clark Joins EWA as Assistant Director

The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the addition of Kim Clark to its staff as an assistant director. Clark, a longtime national journalist most recently with Money Magazine, will play a leading role in directing EWA programming on education beyond high school.

“We are thrilled to have a journalist of Kim’s caliber joining our staff,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “Her energy and experience will be a huge boon to our efforts to support the important work of our journalist members in newsrooms across the country.”

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Race, Ethnicity Seen as Top Priorities for Education Beat Diversity
EWA Members Share Views on Inclusion, Cultural Competencies

In an effort to deepen its understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, the Education Writers Association recently fielded a survey asking journalist members to share their views and experiences. A total of 170 EWA members responded to the survey, although not every respondent answered every question. The findings provide insights into current perceptions and priorities among education reporters, as well as early data to inform discussions by the EWA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

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.