The Education Writers Association awarded EdSource its first place prize in the Data Journalism, Small Newsroom category for our project on vaccination opt-out rates.

Jane Meredith Adams and myself won the award for our package exploring the increasing amount of vaccine opt-outs in California kindergartens. Jane reported out the story, while I built a data visualization that allowed people to explore vaccine rates at the county and school level.

This is my first professional journalism award. I’m super excited that our organization, which is still new to the education reporting scene, gained national recognition for the great work we do.