As a new academic year looms, education journalists face an age-old challenge: What are the best ways to take a fresh approach to back-to-school coverage and lay a solid foundation for a year of hard-hitting reporting?
During this Education Writers Association webinar, hear two journalists — both 2017 winners of EWA awards for beat reporting — discuss strategies for nuanced, penetrating news coverage of K-12 and higher education. Issues they covered during the August 9 event include:
- Hot topics that should be on education journalists’ radar;
- How to develop new sources and cultivate those relationships;
- Strategies for generating story ideas throughout the school year;
- Data and records journalists should request on Day 1 (if not earlier).