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Friday, May 12, 2017

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PublicHealth2017Application Deadline 5/22
Fellowship on Public Health

Training Dates: July 16-19, 2017, in Washington, D.C.


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.

Tips to Report on Secretive Private Institutions

Live Webinar | Tuesday, May 23 | 1 pm ET | REGISTER

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.

Why You Should be Outraged that a WV Reporter was Arrested for Shouting Questions

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.

Applications Open for the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship

Join the 30th Anniversary Class | APPLY HERE

Fellows Announced

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

Follow the Money

Reporter Panel: Documenting Campaign Cash

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 

At the State and Local Level

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

NPF Friends & Fellows

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