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Seven J-Schoolers win National Awards for Education Reporting

April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010

Six Columbia Journalism School alumni and one current Spencer Fellow are winners of the 2009 National Awards for Education Reporting — administered by the Education Writers Association (EWA) — for the best education reporting in the print and broadcast media.

"I'm personally gratified to see so many J-School graduates recognized for their wonderful reporting on education," said Prof. LynNell Hancock, director of the Spencer Fellowship in Education Reporting who also teaches the Covering Education seminar to M.S. students here. "It's a beat we care about at the school; nearly every student is exposed to it in one form another before graduation. And when such a healthy collection of alums walks off with an award from EWA, it means a lot."

This year's EWA award recipients are:

Contest entries were limited to stories published or broadcast for the first time during the 2009 school calendar year. A total of 334 entries were judged in this year's contest. Prizes, including the announcement of the grand prize, will be given at the awards luncheon Saturday, May 15 during the Education Writers Association's 63rd National Seminar in San Francisco, Calif.

See the complete list of winners

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