Journalist Advisory Board

About the Journalist Advisory Board

The Education Writers Association’s Journalist Advisory Board is a group of accomplished journalists who help EWA carry out its mission to strengthen the community of education writers and improve the quality of education coverage to better inform the public.

Formed in September 2012, the panel provides input and feedback on a range of membership and programming questions. Such topics include efforts to improve member engagement, EWA’s events, the National Awards for Education Reporting, and online resources aimed at bolstering education journalists’ skills and knowledge.

2024-25 Journalist Advisory Board

Members of the EWA Journalist Advisory Board are appointed by the president of the EWA Board of Directors and serve two-year terms. The Journalist Advisory Board consists of members from a mix of regional and national media organizations.

Leah Clapman
PBS NewsHour

Jason Gonzales
Chalkbeat Colorado

Larry Gordon

Emily Hanford
APM Reports

Sara Hebel 
Open Campus

Benjamin Herold
Journalist and author

Ruth Serven Smith

Liz Willen
The Hechinger Report

Emmeline Zhao
The 74 Million