July 15 and 16, 2019
As a quantitative researcher, it’s not always obvious what the best approach should be when it comes to writing for a general audience—or why it should matter. In this session, Education Week Commentary Editor Elizabeth Rich will explain how to get your work noticed by journalists, write for general publications, and exploit the power of social-media influencers. You will also have the opportunity to pitch—and write—an op-ed for publication.
Elizabeth Rich is Education Week’s Commentary Editor, overseeing opinion content across the website and the print publication in the form of opinion essays, blogs, video, and public conversations. Her focus is on meditating news, research, and opinions to broker discussions among practitioners and policymakers. She is also the Executive Project Editor of “Big Ideas”—which publishes EdWeek’s annual predictions for the K12 field. She joined EPE in 2007 as an assistant editor and writer for Education Week Teacher, where she was the developmental and line editor of the best-seller, The Book Whisperer. Previously, she was an award-winning documentary filmmaker, public radio producer, and an educator in the Washington, D.C., public schools (from which she graduated) and at a Tribal Even Start program in White Eagle, Oklahoma. She has a B.A. in English from Barnard College and a M.A. in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University.