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Thursday, July 6, 2017

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mentalhealth-mediaWhat’s at Stake for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Free One-Day Media Training in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The National Press Foundation is hosting a one-day workshop for journalists about what’s at stake on mental health and substance abuse issues in the current political landscape. Expert speakers will provide an overview of 40 years of behavioral health advances; the implications of reforms under consideration; tensions between payers and providers; the impact of language on stigma/discrimination; and ways journalists can incorporate solutions into their work.

Funding for this training was provided by The Carter Center, First Hospital Foundation, HealthSpark Foundation, Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Scattergood Foundation and Staunton Farm Foundation.


Live Webinar:
What To Do If You Are Assaulted or Arrested

Tuesday, July 11 | 1 p.m. EDT | 17:00 GMT


How should journalists respond when they are shoved up against a wall, arrested for shouting questions, evicted from public spaces or body-slammed by politicians? In light of recent acts of intimidation and challenges to First Amendment rights, NPF is hosting a free one-hour webinar to offer guidance and resources on how to react if you find yourself in these circumstances.

Kevin M. Goldberg, media lawyer with Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth
John Donnelly, reporter with CQ Roll Call


Applications Open for Fellowship to Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists

Application Deadline: August 29

Seminars: October 8 – 11

Each year, the National Press Foundation offers two all-expenses-paid fellowships for the annual Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. The fellowship includes full tuition, housing, most meals and round-trip transportation. The application and more details can be found here.


NPF Friends & Fellows

Marisa Loeb Awards

NPF Environment fellow Marisa Venegas (above, third from left) won a Gerald Loeb award for her documentary “Cosecha de Miseria” (Harvest of Misery). You can watch the full film here.

More Fellow Work:

A Thirst For Learning Repurposed | Carrie Seidman | Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Mental Health 2016

Labor Shortage in Ag Fueling Technology | Amy Wu | The Salinas Californian | Food and Farm 2017

Shoring Up the State: Is California’s response to rising seas enough? | Julie Cart | CALmatters | Environment 2017