Columnist Receives Education Writing Citation

March 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Published in the New England Newspaper and Press Assocation’s March 18, 2011 e-bulletin:

Globe’s Jackson wins national education award citation

Derrick Z. Jackson, a columnist for The Boston Globe, has received a special citation from the Education Writers Association for opinion writing.

Jackson’s citation came for columns in the Globe on schools, providing commentary on everything from race issues to sports to budget problems in schools. He has won the opinion award from the Education Writers Association twice: first in 2000 and again in 2002. Jackson was also a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in commentary.

The association’s awards recognize the best coverage of education in print and broadcast media.

A total of 59 entries won awards from a pool of 345 nominees in 18 categories. Entries were judged by a panel of 13 teachers, professors and journalists.

The awards, $200 cash for first-prize winners in each category and a grand prize of $1,500, will be given at a luncheon at the Education Writers Association’s 64th National Seminar April 9 in New Orleans.

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