Boards & Committees
Under the bylaws of the Education Writers Association, the EWA Board of Directors “shall establish policy for the organizations and shall oversee the operation of a program for the advancement of public understanding of education through the communications media and to further the state of the art of education journalism.”
The Journalist Advisory Board is a group of accomplished education journalists who help the Education Writers Association carry out its mission to increase the quality and quantity of education coverage.
Formed in September 2012, the panel provides input and feedback on a range of membership and programming questions. Such topics include efforts to improve member engagement, EWA’s events, the National Awards for Education Reporting, and online resources aimed at bolstering education journalists’ skills and knowledge.
The Community Advisory Board was created by the Education Writers Association Board of Directors to help steer the organization’s programs and services for nonjournalist members. The nine-member board is made up of communications professionals with wide-ranging backgrounds, including education reporting and editing.
The board provides input and feedback to the EWA staff and Board of Directors on future direction for membership services. Members also play a large role in shaping sessions tailored for Supporting Community Members at the annual EWA National Seminar.
The mission of the Education Writers Association Diversity and Inclusion Task Force is to advise the EWA Board of Directors and staff on ways they can advance demographic diversity and inclusion among the EWA membership and in the field of education journalism more broadly.