Rural California: An Education Divide
Best Visual Storytelling (Smaller Newsroom)
- Jennifer Molina, freelancer
- David Washburn, reporter
- Sydney Johnson, reporter
- Carolyn Jones, reporter
- Larry Gordon, reporter
- Anne Vasquez, executive producer
- Rose Ciotta, editor
- Denise Zapata, editor
About the Entry
This EdSource team took a year to produce a mini-documentary that explores many of the challenges facing students in rural California, including chronic absenteeism, spotty home internet and insufficient college preparation.
Comments from the Judges
“Excellent video with great imagery, audio, and layered statistics. There was a lot of good information, as well as segments that appealed emotionally to the viewer, which the musical background score helped in achieving.”
“The documentary did such an exemplary job of finding students, teachers and visuals to humanize these issues with depth.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.