The Chronicle has won 10 awards from two national associations in recognition of news coverage, opinion, and design work published in 2012.
The Education Writers Association's National Awards for Education Reporting recognized Chronicle work seven times. Three of those awards were first-place prizes in the association's four categories for news outlets that cover only education:
- Libby Sander, in the single-topic news, series, or feature category, for "Out of Uniform," a series on student veterans.
- Jeff Selingo, in the opinion category, for "Next," a blog and column about the future of higher education.
- Melody Petersen, in the investigative-reporting category, for "As Beef Cattle Become Behemoths, Who Are Animal Scientists Serving?," an article published in The Chronicle Review.
The Education Writers Association also recognized The Chronicle in the following areas:
- "College, Reinvented," a series on how higher education might be rethought, tied for second place in the single-topic news, series, or feature category. Contributors to the series included Tom Bartlett, Dan Berrett, Goldie Blumenstyk, Scott Carlson, Karin Fischer, Eric Hoover, Jennifer Howard, Aisha Labi, Jack Stripling, Beckie Supiano, Robin Wilson, Brad Wolverton, and Jeffrey R. Young.
- Stacey Patton tied for second place in the beat-reporting category for her coverage of graduate education.
- Jack Stripling earned a special citation for beat reporting for his coverage of college leadership.
- Brad Wolverton earned a special citation for his investigative reporting on college athletics.
The Chronicle also received three awards of excellence in the Society for News Design's Best of Digital Design competition:
- Andrea Fuller and Brian O'Leary were recognized for "Who Does Your College Think Its Peers Are?," a project featuring an interactive tool that shows how colleges choose aspirational peers when comparing themselves to other institutions.
- Brian O'Leary, Josh Keller, Alex Richards, and Kimler Corey were recognized for "College Completion: Who Graduates From College, Who Doesn't, and Why It Matters," a Chronicle Web site that shares data on completion rates at American colleges.
- Erica Lusk, Rose Engelland, Brian O'Leary, and Brock Read were recognized for design contributions to "The Education of Dasmine Cathey," a Chronicle article that last fall won an Online Journalism Award for feature writing.