Widening the lens: What makes Casey Parks’ New Yorker story so good

Journalist Casey Parks turned a familiar topic into a compelling narrative by reporting deeply and avoiding the temptation to reduce education characters to archetypes. By Alexander Russo Last year, Livingston Award finalist Casey Parks left a highly coveted enterprise reporting gig at The Oregonian to enroll in Columbia University’s Journalism School Masters of Arts program. Last …
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New documentary highlights the need to deepen school integration coverage

A new documentary raises questions about an over-simplified discussion of racial integration and highlights the need to focus on white students and families in examinations of racial inequality. By Alexander Russo One of the big coverage trends in education journalism for the past several years has been the ills of racially segregated schools and efforts …
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