2017 NPF Awards Dinner

A celebration of the best in American journalism

February 16,

How to Cover Big Debt, Deficit Numbers in a Way that Helps Readers
Two journalists steeped in budget arcana give tips on how to understand what’s actually happening when Congress and the White House talk taxes and spending.

Finding Sources and Stories When Congress and the White House Change Over
Reporters covering a transition in power in Washington are in for some big surprises – and several veteran journalists offer tips on how to deal with them.

Critics Being Silenced by Strategic Lawsuits

Racial Differences Are Wide in Treatment for Mental Health Services
Psychiatrist and researcher searches for ways to better connect and treat African-American teens dealing with mental illness.

New Approaches Result in Rash of New Polls – and Concerns
With landlines disappearing and online methods expanding, pollsters confront a wealth of new challenges to discern political preferences.

As Truth Squads Have Proliferated, Campaign Journalism Has Forever Changed
Expert fact-checkers from The Washington Post, PolitiFact document how they dig in on what candidates say.

The Software Platform Dataminr is Useful to Find ‘Signals’ That Point to News

Using Software Platform Tableau to Build and Launch Online Visualizations

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on how journalists can make the most of public records laws – and also how to best work the system.

USA Today’s Jasper Colt, a multimedia producer, offers practical tips for taking and editing photos and videos, with the help of a few easy-to-use apps.

Whether asking for details on health care costs, or if city streets have been plowed after a big storm, tapping your audience can yield new information.

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