2019 Beat Reporting (Small Staff) Winner

Matt Krupnick | The Hechinger Report

About the Entry

Matt Krupnick’s on-the-ground higher education coverage includes a long-term project on the failure of rural colleges to offer useful vocational programs that meet local employment needs, and an in-depth look at the difficult environment challenging California colleges and universities to attract local students.

Comments from the Judges

“This entry shines a light on little-known education issues. I couldn’t stop reading, especially his piece on rural colleges. It is clear that he has immense respect for his subjects.”

“Great job putting a face to crucial higher education trends, adding a different dimension to those that have been often discussed and explaining relatively under-reported phenomena.”