2019 Best Visual Storytelling (Smaller Staff) Winner

Jennifer Molina (freelancer), David Washburn (reporter), Sydney Johnson (reporter), Carolyn Jones (reporter), Larry Gordon (reporter), Anne Vasquez (executive producer), Rose Ciotta (editor) and Denise Zapata (editor) | EdSource

About the Entry

This EdSource team took a year to produce a mini-documentary that explores many of the challenges facing students in rural California, including chronic absenteeism, spotty home internet and insufficient college preparation.

Comments from the Judges

“Excellent video with great imagery, audio, and layered statistics. There was a lot of good information, as well as segments that appealed emotionally to the viewer, which the musical background score helped in achieving.”

“The documentary did such an exemplary job of finding students, teachers and visuals to humanize these issues with depth.”