|WINNERS & AWARD DEADLINES
THREE BIG WINNERS
All eyes on Christian Scheckler, the South Bend Tribune reporter who was just named one of ProPublica’s local investigative reporters. He won’t say what he’s going to look into, but there may be some hope. A profile of Scheckler notes that he “joined the Tribune in 2013 to cover police and public safety stories and recently took on a new assignment covering education.”
Big congrats to KNTV’s Bigad Shaban, Michael Bott & Mark Villareal for Arrested At School, their series about misuse of police officers in schools, which won a duPont-Columbia prize.
EdWeek’s Mark Walsh notes that “another duPont-Columbia award went to a documentary called America Reframed: Class of ’27, which provides “three stories about educating children in rural areas: Appalachia, the upper Midwest, and in a West Coast migrant camp.”
AWARD & FELLOWSHIP DEADLINES
Today at midnight is the deadline for the @EdWriters National Awards for Education Reporting. Crossed fingers all the best education journalism of the year gets submitted.
This could be you: Educating Children in Mississippi and New Orleans Fellowship, at The Hechinger Report https://t.co/edj5L5yzPR
The Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia Journalism School has a February 1 deadline, is not as hard to get as you think (you don’t even have to be a journalist), and will spoil you forever: http://ow.ly/CSAM30hfCP9
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