Best Education Journalist, People's Choice Awards

Congratulations to Jenna Johnson of ''The Washington Post''! She's been selected as the Best Education Journalist for this year's Education Resource People's Choice Awards. Read on to learn more about the winner and runners-up.

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By Sarah Wright

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About Best Education Journalist Winner Jenna Johnson

As a reporter for The Washington Post, Jenna Johnson helps keep us up-to-date on the latest news and events in the world of education. Recently, she's helped us get a better understanding of confusing new student loan rules that might have a big impact on the way students repay federal loans. Campus Overload, Johnson's blog-style column for the Post website, aims to help students 'juggle everything' - including success and fun.

The blog is handily broken down into categories like 'College 101,' 'News Overload' and 'Real World,' all categories that can help college students gain a better understanding of what's going on in the world of education. But students aren't the only ones who can benefit from reading Campus Overload. Prospective students, parents, graduates and anyone interested in higher education can find topics of interest on Johnson's blog. To keep up with Johnson's reporting, check out the Campus Overload blog, which updates frequently each week. You can also follow her on Twitter or ask her questions during a weekly live chat session hosted by the Post.

A Hat Tip to The Runners-Up

These runners-up may not have been voted to the top, but they're still well worthy of your time and attention.

Goldie Blumenstyk

Goldie Blumenstyk is an award-winning reporter and editor who been with The Chronicle of Higher Education since the late 1980's. Education finance is one of Blumenstyk's areas of expertise, and recently, she has written about a debate over college and university endowments and for-profit colleges' dependence on federal aid. In addition to finance, Blumenstyk reports on higher education issues like patents and online education.

Tamar Lewin

A nearly 30-year veteran reporter with The New York Times, Tamar Lewin has covered everything from finance to gender issues and education in her career. Her distinguished background is augmented by her contributions to 2000's Pulitzer Prize-winning series 'How Race is Lived in America.' Lewin's recent reporting includes a piece on the issues at hand in the University of Illinois' legal battle over a 'clout list' of well-connected college applicants.

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