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.
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.”
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.
Amid the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, the Education Writers Association is postponing its 73rd annual National Seminar, which was planned for May 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. While we don’t know exactly when it will again be possible to hold in-person gatherings, we are exploring options for rescheduling the 2020 National Seminar.
The deadline to apply for the Winter 2020 round of the EWA Reporting Fellowship was March 15, 2020. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.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.
Nominations Open for EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize
Honor To Be Awarded in Orlando in Memory of Mike Bowler
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2020 EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize. This prize was created in 2019 to honor Michael H. “Mike” Bowler, the longtime education writer and former EWA board president, who died in 2018.
For the second annual Lifetime Achievement Prize, EWA is asking members to reflect on outstanding individuals in the education journalism community and put forward candidates for the honor whose career and body of work show a long-term commitment to the field.
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.
EWA Announces Theme of 2020 National Seminar
The largest annual gathering of education writers will focus on Education, Journalism, and Democracy
The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce that “Education, Journalism, and Democracy” will be the theme of next spring’s National Seminar, and that we are welcoming suggestions for specific topics, speakers and training experiences to feature at EWA’s flagship annual conference.
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.
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.”
*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.
The Education Writers Association announced today that Claudio
Sanchez, a longtime education reporter for NPR, was awarded EWA’s
inaugural Lifetime Achievement Prize, which was inspired by the
late EWA board president Mike Bowler.
On May 7, EWA EWA Announced the 2018 Winners of Top 3 Education
On May 6, EWA announced the category winners for the
2018 EWA National Awards for Education Reporting.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Address Journalists on May 6 at EWA Conference
Trump Official Will Take Questions During Baltimore Event
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, one of President Trump’s longest serving Cabinet members, will speak on Monday, May 6, at the Education Writers Association’s National Seminar in Baltimore. This will mark the first time she has appeared at an EWA event.
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.
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.”
The Education Writers Association wishes to express its deep appreciation to three departing members of its Board of Directors who contributed years of distinguished voluntary service to the nation’s professional organization dedicated to advancing high-quality education journalism.
April 5, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC)—The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2018 National Awards for Education Reporting and the Eddie Prize, recognizing the top education stories in online, print and broadcast media across the country.