2017 Opinion Writing Winner
Alexander Russo (Writer) | The Grade
“Challenges and Opportunities for Education Journalism”
About the Entry
Alexander Russo critiques media coverage of education, tackling topics including reporting on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Every Student Succeeds Act as well as the use of data in journalism.
Comments from the Judges
“Alexander Russo offers a compelling array of pieces that incorporate strong reporting, facts, research and data to make his case.”
“He has carved out a niche for himself as an education coverage critic. Whether you like what he says or not, his opinions are well supported by reporting of his own, and that’s much appreciated.”