Back-to-School: You Need Stories, We’ve Got Ideas

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For education reporters, coming up with fresh ideas for back-to-school stories is an annual ritual. And if you’re balancing the K-12 and higher education beats, it can be an even bigger challenge.

Join EWA on Aug. 9 at 2:00 p.m. (eastern) for a webinar that will serve up inventive story ideas that you can tailor to your own community, plus smart tips for crossover coverage that connects the K-12 and college experience.You’ll hear from experienced beat reporters and editors who know how to avoid the ordinary. We’ll discuss new ways to approach the first day of school, ideas for unique profiles, and how to add more multimedia to your storytelling.

Back-to-School: You Need Stories, We’ve Got Ideas


  • Philissa Cramer, Managing Editor, Chalkbeat (Presentation)
  • Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Southern California Public Radio (Presentation)
  • Linda Shaw, Education Editor, The Seattle Times (Presentation)
  • Emily Richmond, EWA Public Editor (moderator) (Presentation)