Journalist-in-Residence: Emily Hanford

Acclaimed reporter Emily Hanford, best known as the host of APM Reports’s Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong, is Planet Word’s first Journalist-in-Residence. Beginning in April 2024, Emily will curate dynamic public dialogues with some of the most important voices in the literacy community, including scientists, policymakers, and educators. Together, we’re igniting new conversations and working towards a goal of literacy for all.

Planet Word’s Journalist-in-Residence Program is made possible thanks to support from the Ibis Group.

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About Emily Hanford

Emily Hanford is a senior correspondent and producer at APM Reports and host of the transformative podcast Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong. Emily’s work has won some of the highest honors in journalism, including two duPont-Columbia Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award, an IRE Award, the Scripps Howard Impact Award, the Third Coast Impact Award, the EWA Public Service Award and a Peabody nomination. She has covered education for American Public Media since 2008 and is best known for her groundbreaking reporting on how children learn to read. In 2017, she won the American Educational Research Association’s award for Excellence in Reporting on Education Research.

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Eyes on Reading: Dr. Stanislas Dehaene with Emily Hanford

April 27, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.

$10 | Friedman Family Auditorium

Our brains hold the key to creating a world where nearly all children can become skilled readers. Acclaimed journalist Emily Hanford delves into this urgent topic with Dr. Stanislas Dehaene,…

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