First Prize

Working for Superman

Source: The Texas Observer

Working for Superman: Texas Schools Turn to Hero Superintendents

Judges’ Comments

“I thoroughly enjoyed the conversational writing style. Story has a strong tone and the reporter wrote with confidence and a strong depth of knowledge on the topic. This was the only story that left me wanting more.”

“It touches a very, very important nerve — the superintendent as rock star and panacea — and really takes it apart the way journalism should. Fantastic writing, smart use of sources and quotes. … Solid top to bottom.”