NPF Awards Open

NPF awards $48,000 in prize money annually to honor the best in journalism.

Deadline
Oct. 14

Journalist Jesse Holland Researched the Slaves Who Built the White House – and Lived in It
Twelve U.S. presidents were slave owners, a jarring historical fact that Jesse Holland has woven into a book rich with detail.

Bucking Conventional Farming Trends in Illinois
The advantages of organic farming: More wildlife, better soil and a market premium.

People Have Difficulty Relating to Their Older Selves
Take the quiz: What are the biggest behavioral obstacles to saving for your retirement?

Every Community is Affected by Mental Illness
Stories about mental health are under-reported, and three award-winning journalists share what they learned while covering the issue.

Is Your Newsroom Prepared to Cover a Terrorist Attack?
Journalists share lessons learned from covering the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Brussels, Paris and Boston.

How Journalists Can Track the Virus
As Zika virus works its way through Latin America and hits the U.S., journalists strive to explain risks to public.

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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NPF: Understanding the Zika Threat

Understanding the Zika Threat

Dr. Jesse L. Goodman, Georgetown University Medical Center; Liz Szabo, USA TODAY; Dr. Marcos Espinal, Pan American Health Organization

NPF: Policing Opioids

Policing Opioids

Lt. Detective Patrick Glynn, Quincy Police Department

NPF: What is the Race & Ethnicity Beat?

What is the Race & Ethnicity Beat?

Jesse Holland is the Race, Ethnicity & Demographics Writer at the Associated Press.

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