O Globo (Rio de Janeiro)
Antonio Gois has been an education reporter in Brazil since 1996. He writes a weekly column about education for O Globo newspaper, based in Rio, and is also a consultant and education columnist at the cable channel Futura. He has won Brazil’s highest journalism honor, the Esso Journalism Prize, twice for stories about education. One of these stories was about schools in poor areas with excellent results and involved a deep investigation on school data in order to find those schools and identify common practices. The second prize, which he won this year, was for a series of articles about schools in violent areas in Brazil and how this affected students’ outcomes and school climate.