2015 Investigative Reporting for Broadcast Finalist: WAMU Staff

Tara Boyle, Kavitha Cardoza, Chris Chester, Deborah George and Kristen Sorensen | WAMU

As a nation, we’ve concentrated a lot on getting low-income students like Christopher Feaster into college. What we haven’t focused on is whether those students complete college.

Comments from the Judges:

“Excellent choice to focus on one student to uncover the struggles of first-generation college students who don’t get the support they need when they’re off to college, despite being academically suited for it. ‘I thought that was the end of the story,’ the reporter said. But she followed up. ‘Christopher’s story is far more common than I had thought.’ Good for you for pursuing his story.”