Finalist

Bethany Barnes, Beat Reporting
Beat Reporting: General News Outlets, Print and Online (Medium Staff)

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About the Entry

In her coverage of Portland Public Schools, Bethany Barnes dug deep into the district’s policies and practices related to “problem” teachers, scrutinized school safety measures, and shadowed an often-contentious search for a new superintendent.

Entry Credit

  • Bethany Barnes, Journalist, The Oregonian/Oregon Live

Comments from the Judges

“Her work on the new superintendent search, especially traveling to Atlanta with the school board, is exactly what beat reporters should do.”

“This collection of stories showcases the range of the reporter and the depth of education reporting that is being provided to this community.”

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EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.