2020 Beat Reporting (Midsize Newsroom) Finalists

Investigating the Impact of Coronavirus On Texas’ Public Schools
Aliyya Swaby
The Texas Tribune

Comment from the Judges: “Beautifully written, well-sourced stories that show considerable ambition. The reporter got inside classrooms and into homes — during a pandemic! — to tell the stories of students and teachers scrambling when the people in power failed to provide guidance on how to operate during a public health crisis.”

Indiana Beat Reporting​
Stephanie Wang

Comment from the judges: “I really appreciated the reporter’s ability to get inside the schools and classrooms – that’s been a hard task this past year, but when you read the stories you realize what a difference that makes. ”

Ricardo Cano’s Beat Reporting
Ricardo Cano

Comment from the judges: “Fantastic. Stories told through the eyes of students, parents, and teachers. Writing is clear and crisp. Story selection shows ambition and with an eye on how policy and schools touch the lives of ordinary people.”