First Prize

Sonali Kohli, Los Angeles Times
Beat Reporting (Large Newsroom)

Entry Credit

  • Sonali Kohli, Los Angeles Times

About the Entry

Sonali Kohli covers the news of Los Angeles through the eyes of the city’s students with storytelling that provides insight into how they build resilience, how they take in the world around them and how they decide what to fight for.   

Comments from the Judges

“These stories get to the heart of the issues, through colorfully woven tales done with a front-row seat to the action. The heartbreak is clear. So is the impact.”

“Beautiful writing. Full of heart. Amazing storytelling. Fits so much information, elegantly, into a small space. Stories that need to be told.”


EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.​