Understanding Why Public Health Matters

All-Expenses-Paid Program for Journalists on Fundamentals of Public Health

Washington, D.C.

Hurdles Abound to Getting Food to Starving People Across the World
So much food abundance, so many problems delivering it to people who are hungry.

The Implications of Over-Reliance on Antibiotics
Treating people – and animals – with antibiotics comes at a cost as infections morph into resistant strains.

As Country Tries to Eliminate Waste, Effort Focuses on Certain Foods
The average American family spends $1,500 on food it throws away each year.

As White House Ups Antagonism Toward the Press, Journalists Decide How to Repond
Amid a rocky start in the Trump-press relationship, news organizations are struggling to find workarounds – and deciding when to band together.

Covering Defense, From Hotspots Around the World to the Corridors of the Pentagon
The Department of Defense is a behemoth, and three reporters skilled in covering it said it’s also filled with endless stories that impact people’s lives.

How to Interview Subjects Who Are Supposed to Stay in the Shadows
A reporter skilled in secure-reporting techniques lays out the details on how deep background interviews can stay that way.

C-SPAN has been recording politicians at work for nearly four decades – and journalists can access those clips for use in their own stories.

When reporters get called to share their expertise on air, they need to remember to sit up straight and stay on-message. A veteran TV producer shares some tips.

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

Using Software Platform Tableau to Build and Launch Online Visualizations

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.

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NPF: Understanding Campaign Finance Law

Understanding Campaign Finance Law

Brendan Fischer, director, federal and FEC reform, Campaign Legal Center

NPF: Deciphering the Pentagon’s Budget

Deciphering the Pentagon’s Budget

Mackenzie Eaglen, resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute

NPF: Understanding – and Combating – Fake News

Understanding – and Combating – Fake News

Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post;
Jon Greenberg, staff writer, PolitiFact;
Jesse Holcomb, associate director of research, Pew Research Center

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