NPF Newsletter

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Applications open for
Journalism Awards

Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting

The National Press Foundation has established a journalism award to honor excellence in mental health reporting. The award, which carries a $10,000 prize, is named in memory of the Potomac, Maryland, philanthropist and activist. Information & Application

Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing

The National Press Foundation presents the Thomas L. Stokes Award to a U.S.-based journalist for the best writing on the subject of energy and environment. The subject may be any form of energy—oil, gas, coal, nuclear, water, solar, etc. The winner of the award receives $2,000. Information & Application

Farm to Table: Where Your Food Comes From

Training: May 14 – 17, 2017
Location: Des Moines, Iowa


There are just 2 million farms in the U.S. that help feed the world. Everybody eats, so why has food become fraught with controversy? Over four days, journalists will learn about food labeling, growing methods, GMOs, pesticide and herbicide use, agriculture research, antibiotics, organics, sustainability and government policy. Included will be field trips to DuPont Pioneer’s research facility, an organic operation and a high-tech hog facility.

Just one week away!

Dinner Invite

Join us on February 16 to meet this year’s award winners, including Martha Raddatz, Steve Buttry, The Washington Post, Clark Hoyt, Houston Chronicle, Peter Kovacs, Jay Newton-Small and Darrin Bell. Details on their award-winning work and dinner sponsorship & tickets can be found here. Questions? Contact Jenny Ash-Maher | 202.663.7285

Live Webinar: Fake News and
Alternative Facts in Today’s Media World

Wednesday, February 22 | noon Eastern | 17:00 GMT


In the past year, “fake news” went from a campaign concern to a political weapon. Now, if somebody doesn’t like your story, you could be labeled a purveyor of fake news. How can the media respond – both to the onslaught of fake stories and to the unfair charges that critical stories aren’t legitimate? Should the media fact-check obviously fake stories, or does that just give them more life? We’ll discuss the latest in this troubling trend. And we’ll take questions from viewers.

Speaker: Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post

Using FOIA to Crack Government Secrets

Watch the Video

Adam A. Marshall, Knight Foundation litigation attorney
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Alison Schary, associate in the media practice group, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

NPF Friends & Fellows

NPF Board member Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute has published his first novel. The book, titled “Shining City,” will be released Feb. 21, 2017.

Fat shaming tied to increased risk of metabolic problems | Lisa Rappaport | Obesity 2016

Consumers and health advocates continue to push for fewer antibiotics in the livestock industry | Tom Meersman | Food & Farm 2015