Friday, May 12, 2017
Chronic illness affects half of all Americans; it’s like a lifetime membership to a club no one wants to join. Over four days, journalists will learn the connection between chronic illness and social determinants such as housing, food security, livable wages and environmental quality. We’ll cover the emergence of multi-sector partnerships; the role of innovation and technology in public health; the economic impact of health disparities; and how to find relevant data for stories.
Funding for this training was provided by a grant from the de Beaumont Foundation.
Rosalind Adams, winner of the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting, will be live in the NPF studio to discuss her year-long investigation for BuzzFeed News. Adams raised serious questions about how the nation’s largest psychiatric hospital chain achieved profits at the expense of patients. Adams will share her tips on interviewing techniques and describe how she pried loose documents that were critical to her award-winning project.
An egregious constitutional violation was committed on May 9. NPF Chair and First Amendment attorney Kevin Goldberg writes about the arrest of journalist Dan Heyman and what he sees as the changing climate for all journalists.
20 journalists have been chosen for the June 2017 Understanding the Environmental Stakes media training in Washington, D.C.
Julie Cart | CALmatters
Warren Cornwall | Science
Amy Dalrymple | The Bismarck Tribune (North Dakota)
Lucas Daprile | TCPalm (Stuart, Florida)
Jennifer Dlouhy | Bloomberg
John Flesher | The Associated Press
Steve Hardy | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Frank Kummer | The Philadelphia Inquirer
Sharon Lerner | The Intercept
Chris Megerian | Los Angeles Times
Elvina Nawaguna | CQ Roll Call
Kendra Pierre-Louis | Popular Science
Doyle Rice | USA Today
Max Roth | KSTU Fox 13 (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Nathan Rott | NPR
Liz Ruskin | Alaska Public Radio
Sara Sneath | The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Marisa Venegas | Freelance
Joe Wertz | StateImpact Oklahoma
Jie Jenny Zou | Center for Public Integrity
Five reporters who cover the ins and outs of campaign finance and lobbying give an overview of how to cover a beat that gets to the very core of American democracy. WATCH
Tracking the influence of money at the state and local level requires a little more legwork, for the simple reason that 50 different state laws govern financial disclosure. WATCH
The face of a medical revolution marks five years cancer-free — and her 12th birthday | Marie McCullough | The Philadelphia Inquirer | Cancer 2014
This self-proclaimed city boy is helping farmers grow their businesses | Erin Booke | The Dallas Morning News | Food and Farm 2016
Instagram’s New Mental Health Campaign Is Just What Our Phones Need | Lindsay Holmes | The Huffington Post | Mental Health 2016