If you’re new to journalism, or if you’re a veteran reporter
covering education for the first time, here are a few quick
resources to get you up to speed.
Download a copy of EWA’s Reporter Guide
on Standards &
it close at hand — it’s useful for all sorts of questions. For
more how-to’s on best practices for ed journalists, see
our EWA Reporter Guides page.
Sign up for EWA
membership. We’ll put you on our
mailing list and contact you with great resources, event listings
and backgrounders on the topics you’ll be covering. No spam, we
Join the K-12
or Higher Ed listserv (or both). If you need a
source at the last minute, or advice from your peers, it might
just be the most useful thing in your reporter’s toolkit.
Get to know our
Public Editor. Emily Richmond writes a blog
several times a week, but she also offers one-on-one help if
you’re stuck in your reporting or need a fresh angle for your
story. She’s eager to help, and the service is always free and
Browse our topics
pages. There’s a good chance you’ll be writing about
something there very soon, and we’ve collected examples of great
coverage, lists of organizations you can contact for information,
story ideas to get you started and much more.
Welcome to the beat! We know you’ll do great
work, and we look forward to seeing your coverage. Keep EWA in
the loop — tweet us a link to
your work and we might feature you in our Member Stories section
on the homepage.