Awards

2017 Category Winners for the National Awards for Education Reporting

On May 16, EWA announced the category winners for the 2017 EWA National Awards for Education Reporting.

General News Outlets, Print and Online (Small Staff)

Single-Topic News or Feature

The Portfolio Model
Chalkbeat
Matt Barnum, Dylan Peers McCoy, Laura Kebede

Beat Reporting

Chalkbeat Detroit
Erin Einhorn

Investigative Reporting

The Graduates
Better Government Association
David Kidwell

General News Outlets, Print and Online (Medium Staff)

Single-Topic News or Feature

Benefit of the Doubt’: Evading Allegations of Educator Sexual Misconduct
The Oregonian/OregonLive
Bethany Barnes

Beat Reporting

The Oregonian/OregonLive
Bethany Barnes

Investigative Reporting

Hartford Schools: More Separate, Still Unequal
The Hartford Courant
Vanessa de la Torre, Matthew Kauffman, Kathleen Megan, and Patrick Raycraft

General News Outlets, Print and Online (Large Staff)

Single-Topic News or Feature

Children and Gun Violence
The Washington Post
John Woodrow Cox

Beat Reporting

The Boston Globe
Deirdre Fernandes

Investigative Reporting

The Failure Track
ProPublica, The Teacher Project
Heather Vogell, Hannah Fresques, Sarah Carr, Francesca Berardi, Zoe Kirsh, Stephen Smiley, Al Shaw, and Olga Pierce

Broadcast

Single-Topic News or Feature

Last Chance High
Viceland
Brent Renaud and Craig Renaud

View From Room 205
WBEZ – Chicago Public Media
Linda Lutton, Marianne McCune, Cate Cahan, Joe DeCeault, and Ben Calhoun

Beat Reporting

KERA
Bill Zeeble

Investigative Reporting

Arrested at School
NBC Bay Area
Bigad Shaban, Michael Bott, Mark Villarreal, Michael Horn, Rachel Witte, Jeremy Carroll, Felipe Escamilla, Stephanie Adrouny, Bob Goldberger, Scott Pham, Nelson Hsu, and Ron Campbell

Magazines and Weeklies

Feature Writing

An Underground College for Undocumented Immigrants
The New Yorker
Jonathan Blitzer

Investigative Reporting

Inside the Scramble to Save Ashford University
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Michael Vasquez

Data Journalism

The Invisible Hazard Afflicting Thousands of Schools
Center for Public Integrity

Reveal for The Center for Investigative Reporting
Jamie Smith Hopkins, Chris Zubak-Skees, Eric Sagara, Fernanda Camarena, Amy Walters, and Ike Sriskandarajah

Opinion Writing

Challenges and Opportunities for Education Journalism
The Grade
Alexander Russo