2016 Beat Reporting for Print/Online (Large Staff) Finalist: Laura Krantz

Laura Krantz (Reporter) | The Boston Globe

About the Entry

Laura Krantz’s reporting delves into cultural changes that are reshaping New England college campuses, from the first woman to ask permission to wear a hijab at the Vermont Military Academy to Harvard’s efforts to force secretive clubs to include female students.

Comments from the Judges

“I really liked the variety of the stories … China recruiting; student mailboxes; merit aid; hijab wearing at a military academy. All pieces well reported and written.”

“This journalist is really adept at writing around issues at the intersection of technology and its impact on higher education students and their systems. Her writing is easily digestible and clean, which is a gift in an area that is challenging to sometimes cut through the jargon and pomp we see in academia.”