Print, online or broadcast journalism outlets that cover exclusively education, maintain editorial independence and are not published or produced by advocacy groups, professional organizations, higher education institutions, alumni periodicals or think tanks. There are no size restrictions. Examples of such outlets include Education Week, Inside Higher Ed, Learning Matters, and Chalkbeat.
A. Single-Topic News or Feature: One or more pieces of news or human interest coverage–including series–that are focused on a single topic, event or general theme. Up to five articles may be submitted.
B. Beat Reporting: Up to seven pieces showing breadth and depth in beat reporting by individual journalists throughout the year. Entries will be judged as a package that may include breaking news, features, in-depth reporting, news blogging, and data analysis. Up to three pieces may have bylines shared with other reporters.
C. Investigative Reporting: Up to seven articles on the same subject, demonstrating ingenuity in uncovering a problem or condition that otherwise may not have come to public attention.