2016 Opinion Writing Winner
Maureen Downey (Writer & Blogger) | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
About the Entry
Maureen Downey’s columns bring a local lens to a variety of topical and timely national education issues including race, class and gender.
Comments from the Judges
“Good variety of topics and she in at least two of the cases — the transgender and athletes pieces — took clear stances that made it feel you were talking to a friend. And her interview with a teacher who assigned “Underground Railroad” assignment was nuanced, thorough and demonstrated that she’s a trusted voice of influence.”
“Excellent, thoughtful, searching and balanced. Good mix of reporting, anecdotes, quotes and opinion. The column offers good advice that readers can use.”