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Entries Are Open for the 2021 National Awards for Education Reporting
Journalists Working in All Media Invited to Compete

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 National Awards for Education Reporting. Journalists may submit entries  from Nov. 15, 2021, through Jan. 10, 2022.

Journalists who published work in 2021 on any education topic in any medium are encouraged to enter EWA’s annual journalism contest, which honors the best of education reporting across all news media. The awards program offers a total of 20 prizes, with cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

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EWA’s 2022 National Seminar: Celebrating 75 Years

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As those in education and journalism work to recover from an extended pandemic, bringing together the community has never been more critical. The Education Writers Association’s 75th annual National Seminar will provide a long-awaited opportunity to gather in person for three days of training, networking, and inspiration. 

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Share Your Best Ideas for EWA’s 2022 National Seminar

The Education Writers Association is planning to celebrate its 75th anniversary at the 2022 National Seminar in Orlando, Florida, from July 24 to 26. But first, we need your help.

Suggest speakers you’d like to hear, topics to address, and training to help education journalists from around the nation. 

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EWA Seeks Proposals to Develop Online Course

The Education Writers Association is seeking an instructional designer to develop an online course using pre-existing curriculum materials. The course must be able to be exported to the WordPress LMS plugin, LearnDash.

Applicants should have significant experience developing engaging e-learning courses. 

The deadline for proposals is June 4, 2021. EWA will prioritize high quality proposals from contractors with immediate availability to begin the project. The target date for project completion is August 1, 2021.

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EWA Seeks Proposals for Ambitious Reporting Projects

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows, in support of enterprising news coverage of education. The fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects. This will be the 12th class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

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New to the Beat: Announcing the 2021 Rookies

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the class of 2021 for New to the Beat, a mentoring and training program for journalists with less than two years experience covering education.

The 28 rookies were selected through a competitive application process. Each will be matched with an experienced education reporter who will serve as a mentor and coach for the duration of the six-month program. The rookies also take part in specialized training opportunities.

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EWA Opens Registration for 2021 National Seminar
Now What? Reporting on Education Amid Uncertainty

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COVID-19, viral examples of racism, financial distress and political discord: Reporters covering education amid these crises have never faced more challenges, or been more important to the nation. And despite the recent spread of vaccines, hope for economic recovery, and changes to federal policies, the education and journalism worlds still both face extraordinary difficulties in 2021. 

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EWA Caucus on Teaching & Learning: An Online Reporting Community

COVID-19 has fundamentally disrupted the core enterprise of schools — teaching and learning. With education reporters on the front lines to help the public make sense of the pandemic’s impact on schools and students, EWA is offering a unique opportunity for journalists to step up their game.

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New to the Beat Class of ‘21: Apply Now

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EWA is accepting applications through Feb. 10 for the New to the Beat class of ‘21. New to the Beat, one of EWA’s most popular training programs, offers rookie education journalists a unique opportunity to sharpen their skills, connect with peers and mentors, and develop deep knowledge of the essentials of K-12 and higher education.

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Save The Date for EWA’s 2021 National Seminar
EWA's 74th annual gathering to be held May 2-5, 2021

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce our 74th National Seminar will be held May 2-5, 2021.

This event, traditionally the largest gathering of education journalists and communicators of the year, is in the planning stages, so please see our FAQ and stay tuned for more details.

We can’t wait to gather with you and the rest of the EWA community this coming May. 

Thinking about sponsorship opportunities? Our development director Rachel Wolin can help.

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EWA Seeks Proposals to Develop Curriculum Materials

The Education Writers Association is seeking proposals to develop curriculum materials for a series of online learning modules for education journalists. 

The project aims to provide journalists with an overview of the education research field and help reporters locate, interpret, and incorporate research findings into their coverage. 

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EWA Seeks Proposals for In-Depth Reporting Projects

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 11th class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

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EWA Announces Fall 2020 Class of Reporting Fellows

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its 10th 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.

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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.