On the beat: Investigating access to higher education (Sponsored by Lumina Foundation)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Dan Bauman of The Chronicle of Higher Education; Kim Clark of Education Writers Association; Adam Harris of The Atlantic; Maria Perez of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Oceans 4
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This session will point you to tips and key data sources for covering some of the most important topics in higher education today, including college affordability, student loans, socioeconomic diversity on campus, and undocumented and DACA students grappling to pay for college.

Speaker Bios

  • Dan Bauman (@DanBauman77) is a data reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • Kim Clark has spent more than 30 years in newspaper and magazine newsrooms covering everything from the Olympics to the economy to higher education. She's a winner of an EWA investigative prize and a co-recipient of a Loeb. Her current job is to provide journalists with resources and training on covering higher education. Her latest side project: Kickomatic.org, which offers advice on writing kickers. Twitter: Kclarkcollege.

  • Adam Harris (@adamhsays) is a staff writer at The Atlantic covering education. He previously covered federal policy and historically black colleges at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • Maria Perez works for the investigative desk of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel focusing on immigrant communities and social services. Before that, she covered minority affairs for the Naples Daily News. Her investigation into Florida companies that profited from undocumented workers and reported them for prosecution after work injuries won a 2017 George Polk Award. She has reported on cosmetic surgery clinics that left patients, mostly minority women, injured or dead. 

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