Finalist

Willen Weighs In
Opinion Journalism

Source: The Hechigner Report

Combining traditional reporting with a strong voice, Liz Willen turns to the evidence to make her case on a wide range of issues, from the words reporters use to the high school and beyond.

Comments from the Judges:

“I like the variety of the topics, particularly the ones about jargon and community college students. These were well written and showed some strong reporting and leg work in the context of editorial and column writing. These pieces show a nice sense of skepticism but also sympathy that attracted me as a reader. They also felt original, not a rehash.”

EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.