NPF Newsletter

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Application Deadline Monday!

Farm to Table:
Where Your Food Comes From

Media Fellowship


There are 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. All U.S.-based journalists can apply.

Training: May 14 – 17, 2017

Sunshine Week is Underway

sunshineweekSunshine Week, the annual celebration of open government and transparency, runs through Saturday, March 18. In honor of Sunshine Week, NPF offers these resources:

Sunshine Week and Open Government 

It’s not a “News Media” thing. It’s a “You and Me” thing. Insights from media attorney & NPF chair Kevin M. Goldberg.

Using FOIA to Crack Government Secrets

An updated Freedom of Information Act adds to reporters’ toolbox.

Understanding and Combating Fake News

As plainly false stories spread, media must knock down widely-held fictions.

Keeping Reporters’ Conversations Secure

In a video Q&A with the National Press Foundation, Shane Harris of The Wall Street Journal laid out strategies reporters can employ to interview off-the-record sources – and to make sure those conversations remain private. “If somebody is reaching out to you with a method of technology that is not secure, you should say, ‘Let’s move this to a place that is a little more protected,’ ” Harris said.


NPF Friends & Fellows

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Excellence in Journalism Awards. Apply here.

A Forgotten Piece Of African-American History On The Great Plains | Luke Runyon | Harvest Public Media | 2015 Food & Farm Fellow

How Depression and Anxiety Go Hand-in-Hand | Lisa Esposito | U.S. News and World Report | 2016 Mental Health Fellow

Home has helped hundreds with addiction | Wendy Holdren | The Register-Herald (West Virginia) | 2016 Opioid Fellow