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Summer Means Sunlight: Investigative angles on education stories in the COVID-19 era

Speakers: Tawnell Hobbs of The Wall Street Journal; Jon Marcus of The Hechinger Report; and Krista Torralva of San Antonio Express-News. Emily Richmond of the Education Writers Association and Francisco Vara-Orta of IRE will moderate.
Date Published: 2020

The pandemic is causing an unprecedented disruption to the education of millions of students nationwide, with more questions than answers. Whether you are an education beat reporter or are interested in investigating schools, colleges or universities, what are the stories this summer amid COVID-19 you can be working on?

Come learn about some of the most pressing education issues to cover and what’s ahead. And learn about key areas investigative journalists and beat reporters should be digging into before the new academic year begins: K-12 school district governance, education budgets, and oversight of colleges and universities. What records should you be requesting? What roadblocks may arise? Come with your questions!

This webinar is co-hosted by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and Education Writers Association (EWA).

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