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Reporter Aubri Juhasz Selected For Education Writers Association's New To The Beat Program

Education Writers Association
New To The Beat Class of 2021. (Alphabetical, beginning at top left corner.)

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the class of 2021 for New to the Beat, a mentoring and training program for journalists with less than two years experience covering education.

The 28 rookies were selected through a competitive application process. Each will be matched with an experienced education reporter who will serve as a mentor and coach for the duration of the six-month program. The rookies also take part in specialized training opportunities.

“We are thrilled to support such a promising and impressive group of reporters who are new to the best beat in journalism,” said Caroline W. Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “We’re looking forward to helping them thrive and grow in this complex and important speciality.”

This year’s rookies are:

  1. Mayowa Aina, Alaska Public Media
  2. Cayla Bamberger, The Connecticut Post
  3. Pia Ceres, WIRED
  4. Anika Chaturvedi, The Times Free Press
  5. CD Davidson-Heiers, The Tallahassee Democrat
  6. Liliana Frankel, Malheur Enterprise
  7. Emma Gallegos, The Bakersfield Californian
  8. Alicia Guzman, Searchlight New Mexico
  9. Sheridan Hendrix, The Columbus Dispatch
  10. Morgan Hughes, Casper Star-Tribune
  11. Kenya Hunter, Richmond Times-Dispatch
  12. Jewél Jackson, El Paso Matters
  13. TyLisa Johnson, PublicSource
  14. Matt Jones, The Daily Press/The Virginian-Pilot
  15. Aubri Juhasz, New Orleans Public Radio
  16. Asher Lehrer-Small, The 74 Million
  17. Steve Morowski, MLive
  18. Naomi Martin, The Boston Globe
  19. Ashley McBride, The Oaklandside
  20. Hannah McClellen, Chatham News + Record
  21. Valeria Olivares, The Dallas Morning News
  22. Jon Reed, KUER
  23. Lindsay Schnell, USA Today
  24. Samantha Smylie, Chalkbeat Chicago
  25. Aaricka Washington, Chalkbeat Indiana
  26. Adria Watson, The Connecticut Mirror
  27. Samantha West, The Post-Crescent
  28. Isaac Windes, The Beaumont Enterprise

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