Beyond the Headlines: Insights from Journalists Covering Higher Education

Friday, September 23 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Of all the news topics in education, college admission garners some of the most interest from the public. In this session, journalists from major news outlets will discuss their approach to covering this topic and the education sector as a whole. Learn how they seek authentic voices for their stories, make decisions about news to cover, and work to bring both clarity and nuance to complex issues. Get the insider’s perspective on what goes on behind the scenes of the big headlines and gain insight into the future of news coverage in our field.


Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D.
President & CEO, College Track
President Emerita, Ithaca College


Naomi Harris
National Reporter, Race & Equity
Open Campus

Eric Hoover
Senior Writer
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Melissa Korn
The Wall Street Journal

Elissa Nadworny
Correspondent, Higher Education