Press Release

Announcing the Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship
Annual award of up to $10,000 a year to support enterprise or investigative reporting on pre-K-12 education

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Scott Montgomery, Editor-in-Chief & Chief Content Officer

BETHESDA, MD. – August 3, 2017 – Editorial Projects in Education, Inc. (EPE) is pleased to announce the inaugural Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship, to be awarded annually to an enterprising journalist in support of a reporting project that illuminates a significant issue in pre-K-12 education.

The fellowship, open to early-career, midcareer and veteran journalists, is intended to be completed while the recipient continues his or her regular employment. It will provide financial support of up to $10,000 for a deeply reported investigative or enterprise package or series of stories spotlighting a pre-K-12 topic. The package or series will be published during Education Week’s 2018-19 publishing cycle.

The online application deadline is November 15, 2017. The winning fellow will be announced the week of January 15, 2018.

The fellowship is meant to honor and reflect Gregory M. Chronister, who helped lead Education Week as executive editor for 11 years, and as managing editor, associate editor, and commentary editor for 21 years before that. Greg was known for his commitment to producing balanced, thorough, high-quality reporting and for his keen eye on journalistic detail and big-picture context.

Click here for more information or to apply for the Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship.

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Editorial Projects in Education, Inc., or EPE, a nonprofit corporation based in Bethesda, Md., is best known as the publisher of Education Week. Considered the “must read” news source in U.S. elementary and secondary education, Education Week has focused attention like no other media organization on the challenges and success stories in American schools. 

Since its founding in 1981, Education Week has served the nation’s pre-K-12 policymakers, educators, researchers, and other influencers with independent and highly respected journalism, research, data, and community. As the pre-eminent resource in the field, Education Week engages readers with important education news, meaningful analysis, distinctive explanatory and investigative journalism, and outside opinion and commentary across a range of digital, print, and broadcast platforms, as well as through live and virtual events.

Education Week’s flagship website,, launched in 1996, has established itself as the go-to online destination for pre-K-12 news and information. showcases Education Week’s own coverage and analysis, provides additional content through partnerships with selected news outlets, and offers links to a wealth of original and curated data and other resources. reaches some 1.6 million registered users who represent the education world’s leaders and stakeholders, including tens of thousands of policymakers and administrators, as well as hundreds of thousands of teachers. 

Education Week brings its distinctive knowledge of the nation’s schools to public TV through a partnership with PBS NewsHour. The weekly education segment, “Making the Grade,” is produced by Education Week’s in-house video team, which specializes in visual storytelling for web and broadcast audiences.

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