The Chronicle of Higher Education has awarded Michael Stratford ’11, one of the paper’s former interns, its 2012 David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists.
“Mr. Stratford received the $3,000 award, which is now in its 10th year, on the strength of three articles he wrote during his internship. The award committee recognized the articles for their range, their in-depth reporting and strong writing, and their coverage of ideas and issues beyond the headlines.”
Stratford’s winning articles were on suicide prevention efforts at Cornell, predatory online journals that swindle scholars eager to publish, and a profile of Joshua A. Boldt, who created the Adjunct Project, a publicly editable spreadsheet for contingent faculty members to record their pay and working conditions.
Stratford, a government major at Cornell, was managing editor of The Cornell Daily Sun. He is a Chronicle of Higher Education reporter covering the federal government and the presidential election.