Best on the Beat: Mike Hixenbaugh of NBC News

No matter what beat Mike Hixenbaugh covers, he approaches reporting with one thing in mind: Showing how individuals are affected, especially students and teachers amid ongoing political fights. (EWA Radio Episode 325)

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Mike Hixenbaugh of NBC News won the Ronald Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Beat Reporting at this year’s National Awards for Education Reporting ceremony.

He speaks candidly about the perils of “parachute journalism,” especially in the wake of tragedies – such as the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas – and explains what keeps pulling him back to stories about students and schools. Plus, what lessons can he share from audio reporting, such as “Southlake,” the viral hit podcast he co-created? 

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