Excellence In Media Reporting On Education Research Award


Excellence In Media Reporting On Education Research Award

 

2022 Award Recipient
 

Anya Kamenetz
National Public Radio

The recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award is Anya Kamenetz. Ms. Kamenetz’ reporting has raised awareness of how education research can change and shift our understanding of educational disparities. Specifically, her research-based reporting on the word gap challenged media reporters to stop referring to a word gap or the need to fix societal disparities by blaming children and families. Ms. Kamenetz has made noteworthy contributions to reporting on early childhood education, an area often neglected or under-reported in major news publications. Additionally, she has covered the impact of Covid-19, achievement, opportunity and financial gaps in education, and education policy. She co-created and co-hosts NPR Life Kit, an evidence-based parenting podcast in partnership with Sesame Workshop and has invited numerous education researchers as guest speakers and consultants on myriad topics. Ms. Kamenetz was a 2017 recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation from the Radio Television Digital News Association and has received several awards from the Education Writers Association.

The Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award is presented annually to an individual in the media who has demonstrated excellence in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of education research. Recipients of this award are persons who have made noteworthy contributions to reporting on findings, bodies of research, or scholarship in the field of education research in any medium of public communication. The award honors a media professional whose work exemplifies promoting a broader vision of the value of education research to society, whether sustained over a long period of time or substantial in its significance. 

Past Recipients
2021 - Nikole Hannah-Jones
2020 - Award not conferred
2019 - Jill Barshay
2018 - Matt Barnum
2017 - Emily Hanford
2016 - John Merrow