Nick Anderson: The Washington Post
Beat Reporting: General News Outlets, Print and Online (Large Staff)

About the Entry

Nick Anderson’s coverage of colleges and universities puts national data in context to tell the stories behind the statistics and the real-world outcomes of the internal workings of the nation’s higher education system.

Entry Credit

  • Nick Anderson, Education Reporter, The Washington Post

Comments from the Judges

“All of these stories offered a fresh perspective, honed from digging into data available to other reporters, but not mined as thoroughly, or as well. Interestingly told tales, all populated with real people affected by what he was writing about.”

“Anderson’s coverage of the University of Virginia was well done and showed his doggedness to push on a topic that had gained traction in the greater landscape of higher education policy reform despite some universities still fighting against better transparency on how they handle sexual assault cases.”


EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2018 National Awards for Education Reporting.