First Prize

Jon Marcus
The Hechinger Report

General News Outlet (Small Staff)

Source: The Hechinger Report

Comments from the Judges:

“Jon Marcus’ stories about higher education are at the same time clear, complex, believable and relatable. He uses student stories, data, and in-depth reporting to give us personal views, new angles and contrary opinions about trends in higher education. Some of his stories are definitely about dollars and cents, but they feel like stories about people and non-business institutions, even the story about college presidents getting customer service advice from corporations.”