Aug 8, 2017
Journalist Kelly Field recently won a top honor at EWA’s National Seminar for her compelling series, “From the Reservation to College,” on the education of Native American students. Field’s coverage for The Chronicle of Higher Education -- supported by an EWA Reporting Fellowship -- follows several students from the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Montana. Their experiences highlight the significant educational challenges facing Native communities in the U.S. today. Hear Fields’ speech accepting the Edwin Gould Foundation’s Eddie Prize, which recognizes the best reporting on efforts to get more students to, and through, college. This segment is followed by Field’s 2016 interview with EWA Radio shortly after the first story in the series was published last fall.