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.
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.
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its third class of EWA Reporting Fellows, under an initiative aimed at supporting enterprising journalism projects.
The latest round of the EWA Reporting Fellowship is focused on examining U.S. education through a global lens. Prior rounds include college and career readiness and success, as well as high school redesign.
Finalists for 2016 EWA Awards for Education Reporting and Eddie Prize Announced
Winners To Be Honored at Annual Conference
April 19, 2017 (WASHINGTON, DC)—The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting and the Eddie Prize, recognizing the top education stories in online, print and broadcast media across the country.
Produced by outlets that ranged from one-person bureaus to news media powerhouses, 36 entries earned the status of finalist from EWA’s panel of judges. The entries were characterized by compelling writing, high-impact visuals, and illuminating data.
The Education Writers Association today joined a group of organizations in condemning efforts by the current administration in Washington to demonize the media and undermine its ability to inform the public about official actions and policies.
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its second class of EWA Reporting Fellows, under an initiative aimed at supporting enterprising journalism projects.
“We were heartened by the quality of the applications and the continued enthusiasm among EWA members for pursuing in-depth reporting projects,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “We expect the fellows’ work to advance important conversations about policies and practices shaping America’s schools.”
“A New Era for Education and the Press” is the theme of the Education Writers Association’s 70th annual National Seminar. EWA, the national professional organization for journalists and other writers who cover education, will hold its flagship conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2, 2017.
In releasing the first State of the Education Beat report last May, I shared my view that no education reporter should be denied timely access to schools, campuses, or public information. Yet many EWA members face just such barriers.
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the election of the 2016-2017 officers of the Board of Directors, the addition of a new director, and the appointment of six new members of the Journalist Advisory Board.
The Education Writers Association expects to add one or more new members to its Journalist Advisory board in 2016. As a member of EWA, you are invited to nominate yourself for consideration by the board’s nominating committee. If you would like to nominate any other EWA journalist members, please send their names to Nora Burke and she will contact them.
The Education Writers Association expects to add one or more new members to its Board of Directors in 2016. As a member of EWA, you are invited to nominate yourself or another EWA member as a candidate for consideration by the board’s nominating committee.
EWA’s mission is to increase the quality and quantity of education coverage to create a better-informed public. We are interested in receiving nominations of individuals who are passionately committed to advancing the cause of more and better journalism on education.
Tomorrow, we will email you a survey about your work in education journalism.
With your help, this State of the Education Beat study will gather objective information on the experience and work of education journalists. Your response to the survey is crucial to make this study a success.
The survey is anonymous. We have commissioned the non-profit Education Week Research Center at Editorial Projects in Education to conduct the study.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
A new school year also means upcoming EWA seminars!
EWA gathers experts who provide diverse perspectives and research to help you cover education. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other reporters from national and local outlets.
We provide travel and registration scholarships for qualified journalists. These scholarships can cover most, if not all, of your travel expenses.
March 26, 2015 (WASHINGTON, DC)—The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 National Awards for Education Reporting, honoring exceptional journalism from print, radio and online media outlets across the country.
The 33 honored entries hail from a diverse array of media outlets that range from three-person newsrooms to outlets with hundreds of reporters. More than 240 entrants submitted roughly 360 entries in 18 categories.
EWA Announces Theme and Date of 2015 Conference
Chicago Event to Explore Costs and Benefits of Education
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that its 68th National Seminar will be held April 20-22, 2015, in the heart of Chicago. Hosted by the Urban Education Institute of the University of Chicago, EWA’s flagship annual conference will focus on “Costs and Benefits: Covering the Economics of Education.”
EWA is pleased to announce the addition of three new members of its staff, including Erik Robelen, a veteran education reporter and editor who joins EWA today as the organization’s first deputy director.
“With his long experience covering education at the national level, Erik is a great addition to the EWA leadership team,” said Scott Elliott, president of the EWA Board of Directors.
September 3, 2014 – The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that two recent bylaws amendments sent before the membership for a vote passed with overwhelming support.
The first, a proposed change in the fiscal year from July 1 through June 30 to October 1 through September 30, passed with 98.8 percent approval of those voting. The second, which requested that the right to approve bylaws amendments be given to the board of directors, passed with a smaller approval rate of 90.6 percent of those voting.
The national Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that its 67th National Seminar, the organization’s flagship annual conference, will take place May 18-20, 2014, on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that its 66th National Seminar, the organization’s flagship annual conference, will take place May 2-4, 2013, on the campus of Stanford University in California. Titled “Creativity Counts: Innovation in Education and the Media,” the event will take advantage of its location in the heart of Silicon Valley to explore approaches that differ from prevailing practice in both education and journalism.