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 is creating an online resource to aid our members in gaining competence and confidence in covering education and diversity. The intent is to support our members’ efforts to better understand and navigate issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and other social-group differences, within the context of education and its coverage.
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.
EWA Invites Nominations for New Lifetime Achievement Prize
Honor To Be Awarded in Baltimore in Memory of Mike Bowler
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the creation of an EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize inspired by the late Michael H. “Mike” Bowler, to be presented for the first time this spring in honor of the longtime education writer and former EWA board president.
For the first EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize, members are encouraged to nominate people who have devoted a major portion of their careers to education journalism and contributed to the field more broadly. Members are requested to refrain from nominating themselves, and the deadline for nominations is March 20.
Some of the nation’s most influential education policymakers and legislators will address more than 30 journalists at a Jan. 28-29 Education Writers Association seminar examining the impact of the 2018 elections on higher education.
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.
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.”
New Tuition Tracker Documents Rising College Prices
Updated interactive tool shows how low-income students are being priced out of four-year colleges.
In an effort to provide clearer college affordability information to the public and media, a consortium of journalism organizations released an updated and improved “Tuition Tracker” web tool on Oct. 18, 2018.
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.