Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress
Tracy Jan 2013
The Boston GlobeTracy Jan covers politics and health care from the Washington bureau of The Boston Globe. For the "Broken City" series she wrote about Congressional dysfunction caused by partisan redistricting, the pressure on freshmen lawmakers to raise money, and the fledgling bipartisan efforts of No Labels amid intransigent gridlock.
A former education reporter, Jan has won the National Headliner Awards for chronicling the fate of Boston's English High School, America's oldest public high school that the state threatened to shut down for poor performance. She was a finalist for The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists in 2011 and 2009 for her series of stories examining the challenges facing the University of Massachusetts system and for her coverage in Beijing of American universities courting Chinese students.
Prior to joining the Globe in 2004, Jan worked at The Oregonian in Portland, Ore. Jan received her bachelor's degree in communication and master's degree in sociology from Stanford University. After college, she spent a year on a Fulbright Fellowship in Taipei, Taiwan working on her Mandarin and writing for an English-language newspaper.
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