FIRE is proud to announce that Adam Kissel, Director of FIRE's Individual Rights Defense Program, has won a First Prize award in the Education Writers Association's 2008 National Awards for Education Reporting. The annual awards honor the best education reporting in print, online, and broadcast media. Adam's article, "Thought Reform at the University of Delaware," was first published in FIRE's academic journal, The Lantern, and won in the Magazines category.
A panel of ten distinguished judges selected the winners out of 273 entries, all of which were published or broadcast during 2008. Other award winners include Scott Jaschik from Inside Higher Ed, Brad Heath and Blake Morrison of USA Today, Lizette Alvarez of The New York Times, and Peter Schmidt from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The awards will be given at a ceremony during the Education Writers Association's 62nd National Seminar on May 2 in Washington, D.C. Everyone here at FIRE congratulates Adam on winning this prestigious award!
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