Finalist

Christopher Peak—Education Beat
Beat Reporting (Small Newsroom)

Entry Credit

  • Christopher Peak, New Haven Independent

About the Entry

Christopher Peak’s watchdog reporting on New Haven’s schools led to a reassessment of long-held assumptions about the city’s past decades of education reform and local city and school district leadership changes.

Comments from the Judges

“Christopher Peak’s stories showed a deep knowledge of how New Have schools work and who is working them. His artful narratives were both tight and comprehensive, answering every question. Well-crafted, essential journalism.”

“Christopher seems to me to be everything I think a beat reporter should be in terms of his knowledge of the community and ability to clearly communicate the issues facing it.

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EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.​