Awards

2018 Category Winners for the National Awards for Education Reporting

On May 6, EWA announced the category winners for the 2018 EWA National Awards for Education Reporting.

Single-Topic News

Small Staff (<25 FTE newsroom employees)

The Post-Parkland Landscape of School Security
The 74 Million
Mark Keierleber

Medium Staff (25-99 FTE newsroom employees)

Parkland Shooting: From the Causes to the Aftermath
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Staff

Large Staff (100+ FTE newsroom employees)

The Education Issue
The New York Times Magazine
Jeneen Interlandi, Sara Mosle, Dale Russakoff, Brian Ulrich, Jaime Lowe

Feature Stories

Small Staff (<25 FTE newsroom employees)

Stars and Struggles
The Nevada Independent
Jackie Valley

Medium Staff (25-99 FTE newsroom employees)

Targeted: A Family and the Quest to Stop the Next School Shooter
The Oregonian
Bethany Barnes

Large Staff (100+ FTE newsroom employees)

Casualties of a Crackdown: MS-13 on Long Island
ProPublica, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine
Hannah Dreier

Beat Reporting

Small Staff (<25 FTE newsroom employees)

WLRN News
Jessica Bakeman

Medium Staff (25-99 FTE newsroom employees)

Detroit Free Press
David Jesse

Large Staff (100+ FTE newsroom employees)

The New York Times
Erica L. Green

Public Service

Small Staff (<25 FTE newsroom employees)

Hard Words: Why Aren’t Kids Being Taught to Read?
APM Reports
Emily Hanford, Chris Julin

Medium Staff (25-99 FTE newsroom employees)

Parkland: History’s Most Preventable School Shooting
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Staff

Large Staff (100+ FTE newsroom employees)

Betrayed: How Chicago Schools Failed to Protect Students From Sexual Abuse
Chicago Tribune
David Jackson, Jennifer Smith Richards, Gary Marx, Juan Perez, Jr.

Toxic City: Sick Schools
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman, Dylan Purcell, Jessica Griffin, Garland Potts

Best Audio Storytelling

Smaller (<10 FTE newsroom employees)

Illinois Prison System Spent Less Than $300 on Books Last Year
Illinois Public Media
Lee Gaines

Larger (>10 FTE newsroom employees)

My Effing First Amendment
This American Life/The Chronicle of Higher Education
Steve Kolowich, Dana Chivvis, Zoe Chace, Brian Reed, Ira Glass

Best Visual Storytelling

Smaller (<35 FTE newsroom employees)

Tainted Taps: Lead Puts California Children at Risk
EdSource
Yuxuan Xie, Justin Allen, Daniel J. Willis, Nico Savidge

Larger (>35 FTE newsroom employees)

Is Your District Drawing Borders to Reduce or Perpetuate Racial Segregation?
Vox
Alvin Chang

Voices of Change From Parkland
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Mike Stocker, Doreen Christensen, Yiran Zhu