Finalist

Jillian Berman: MarketWatch
Beat Reporting: General News Outlets, Print and Online (Medium Staff)

About the Entry

Jillian Berman’s coverage of student debt includes news, analysis, and features that explore the reasons for and repercussions of the trend toward increased borrowing for higher education, an economic issue affecting Americans at all stages of their lives.  

Entry Credit

  • Jillian Berman, Reporter, MarketWatch

Comments from the Judges

“A well-rounded look at the student debt crisis in America, and some of the bad actors that are profiting from vulnerable student borrowers. Impressive reporting for depth and for painting a human face on these issues.”

“I thought Jillian Berman’s pieces showed depth of reporting and concise writing on a very complex topic. She seemed to hit at the student loan issues from multiple angles, showing a breadth of knowledge.”

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