The Grade

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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