Finalist

Heavens to Betsy
Feature Writing: Magazines and Weeklies

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About the Entry

Writer Kristina Rizga profiles U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, with a focus on how her religious upbringing has both shaped her worldview and influenced her policy priorities.

Entry Credit

  • Kristina Rizga, Senior Reporter, Mother Jones

Comments from the Judges

“A revelatory examination of a top education official’s philosophy, upbringing and ethos — the kind of deep reporting based in documents that is needed in an era of blurred facts.”

“A sweeping but compact story … Well-chosen details make this story sing.”

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