2017 Features for Magazines/Weeklies Finalist: Kristina Rizga
Kristina Rizga (Senior Reporter) | Mother Jones
About the Entry
Writer Kristina Rizga profiles U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, with a focus on how her religious upbringing has both shaped her worldview and influenced her policy priorities.
Comments from the Judges
“A revelatory examination of a top education official’s philosophy, upbringing and ethos — the kind of deep reporting based in documents that is needed in an era of blurred facts.”
“A sweeping but compact story … Well-chosen details make this story sing.”