2017 Beat Reporting for Print/Online (Large Staff) Finalist: Melissa Korn
Melissa Korn (Reporter) | Wall Street Journal
About the Entry
Higher education reporter Melissa Korn digs deeply into college finances, with stories on institutions that grapple with challenges ranging from overdue infrastructure repairs to relentless pressure to discount tuition.
Comments from the Judges
“These stories on the business of running colleges and universities that are battling dwindling revenues combined deep reporting and clear, compelling writing. Although the stories singled out the circumstances of particular universities or colleges, they captured the broader trends happening across the country.”
“Solid reporting on the persistent challenges facing colleges and universities as they struggle to stay afloat.”