Nominee 2022

Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong

American Public Media (APM/ Public Radio)

Host Emily Hanford investigates a widespread method of teaching kids to read that was proven ineffective by scientists decades ago, but continues to hold sway over schools across the country because of the influential authors who promote it and the company that sells their work.


Creator/Associate Producer/Producer: Emily Hanford. Editor: Catherine Winter, Andy Kruse, Dave Mann. Talent/Reporters/Correspondent: Emily Hanford, Christopher Peak, Will Callan, Angela Caputo, Chole Marie Rivera. Design and Technical Staff: Derek Ramirez, Alex Simpson, Cameron Wiley. Sound/Music: Chris Julin, Emily Haavik, Jim Brunberg, Ben Landsverk.