Blog: The Educated Reporter

Single-Topic News, Series or Feature in Broadcast: First Prize—Jenny Brundin, Colorado Public Radio

Judge Comments:

“I was impressed with her ability to get people to speak honestly about the school and their own situations.  I found the stories about the teacher who were facing the prospect of losing their jobs particularly compelling.”

“This series is great. It’s a fine idea to closely follow one school’s attempt to turn itself around, but it’s the execution that won me over. The reporting is deep, and the interview/b-roll footage is varied and strong. And the writing is excellent: The reporter weaves in and out of the interviews smoothly, stepping in to provide context and color; traces a narrative arc that’s easy to follow; and establishes teachers and administrators as characters I cared about.”

Listen to Jenny Brundin’s “Trevista” series on Colorado Public Radio.