EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize

Overview

EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize

The Education Writers Association's Lifetime Achievement Prize recognizes members who have devoted much of their careers to the craft and community of education journalism.

The prize was proposed, created and funded by EWA members who wanted to honor the life and work of Michael Bowler, a longtime education reporter for the Baltimore Sun and former president of the Education Writers Association who passed away in 2018. Bowler was an EWA member for more than five decades.

The goal, according to EWA board member Erica Green, who helped initiate the prize, was to honor “a veteran journalist who embodies Bowler's commitment to education reporting, both as a career and a public service.”

The award will be given on an occasional basis.

The first Lifetime Achievement Prize was  awarded on May 8, 2019 at EWA’s 72nd National Seminar in Baltimore. The prize came with a $5,000 honorarium.

The Education Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Prize recognizes members who have devoted much of their careers to the craft and community of education journalism.

The prize was proposed, created and funded by EWA members who wanted to honor the life and work of Michael Bowler, a longtime education reporter for the Baltimore Sun and former president of the Education Writers Association who passed away in 2018. Bowler was an EWA member for more than five decades.

The goal, according to EWA board member Erica Green, who helped initiate the prize, was to honor “a veteran journalist who embodies Bowler’s commitment to education reporting, both as a career and a public service.”

The award will be given on an occasional basis.

The first Lifetime Achievement Prize was  awarded on May 8, 2019 at EWA’s 72nd National Seminar in Baltimore. The prize came with a $5,000 honorarium.

Announcement

NPR’s Claudio Sanchez Wins Inaugural EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize
Fellow education journalists honor Sanchez for his 30-year career covering education

The Education Writers Association announced today that Claudio Sanchez, a longtime education reporter for NPR, was awarded EWA’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Prize, which was inspired by the late EWA board president Mike Bowler.   

Sanchez, who worked as a teacher before becoming a radio reporter, spent 30 years covering education for NPR. He retired in January.