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.
- Nation’s prominent public universities are shifting to out of state students
- A college-admissions edge for the wealthy: Early decision
- For the poor in the Ivy League, a full ride isn’t always what they imagined
- In secret letter, feds sternly criticized U-Va. for handling of sexual violence
- Lawmakers want to know why U-Va. stockpiled billions but still boosted tuition
- Women break barriers in engineering and computer science at some top colleges
- Top colleges put thousands of applicants in wait-list limbo , and some won’t admit any
- 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 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.