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Thursday, April 19, 2018NPF logo

Learn About Sustainable Fishing and Health of the Oceans

Training: July 8-12, 2018 in Tampa, Florida
Application Deadline: Monday, May 14


Fishing is big business across the globe, to the tune of 167 million tons of fish harvested each year. What’s the catch? Our oceans are not a bottomless resource. The National Press Foundation is offering journalists a five-day deep dive into ocean health and sustainable fishing. Journalists will learn about commercial versus recreational fishing rights; innovations in fisheries management; regulation and labeling of domestic and imported fish; natural and man-made threats to the oceans; international laws and disputes; and marine biodiversity. Training includes expert presentations as well as field trips on the Gulf of Mexico.

The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals. This program is for U.S.-based journalists only.

Support for this program provided by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wins Mattingly Award

John Schmid of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the winner of the National Press Foundation’s Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting. In “A Time to Heal,” Schmid combined data and storytelling to trace the aftershocks of Milwaukee’s collapsed manufacturing economy and the impact it had on generations of children. Read what the judges had to say.

Illinois Watchdog Wins Stokes Award

The Better Government Association, a nonprofit watchdog in Illinois, has won the National Press Foundation’s Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing. In “ Power Struggle,” reporters Brett Chase and Madison Hopkins revealed radioactive leaks around nuclear power plants owned by Exelon and a reluctance by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to act on critical safety concerns. Read what the judges had to say.

Deep Dive into Opioids Reporting

Last week, the National Press Foundation took 15 journalists to San Diego for an in-depth training on the opioids epidemic. Fellows visited a California drug court, and speakers covered topics such as neurobiology, treatment, stigma and addiction. Following the NPF training, reporters attended American Society of Addiction Medicine’s annual conference. Funding for this content provided by American Society of Addiction Medicine, California Health Care Foundation, American Medical Association, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse and Caron Treatment Centers.

All video, audio and other content from the training can be found here.

Multimedia Tips for Journalists

Journalists today need to be all things to all platforms. How can journalists trained on the writing side handle their own graphics and photos? And how can they get their message across on TV? Experts share tips and advice here.

NPF Friends & Fellows

Applications are open for ASNE’s Emerging Leaders Institute, June 8-9 at Loyola University Chicago. Application deadline is May 1. There is no application fee.

Addiction Experts Have New Tools, Tough Challenges | Rich Lord | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Opioids 2018

Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’ | JoNel Aleccia | Kaiser Health News | Public Health 2017

In Assisted Living, These Retired Theater Pros Are ‘Still Dreaming’ Of Shakespeare | Ina Jaffe | NPR | Working Longer 2018