NPF Newsletter

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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NPF Journalism Awards Open

NPF awards $48,000 annually to honor the best in American journalism.

The National Press Foundation celebrates the best of American journalism with its annual awards. These prestigious and highly coveted awards are open to journalists across the media spectrum. Application deadlines are either September 29 or October 6. Winners will be honored at NPF’s annual awards dinner on February 15, 2018.





Click the links below for details and to apply:

Innovative Storytelling Award

Technology in Journalism Award

The Feddie Reporting Award

Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress

Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award

Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons

Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

retirement2017Reporting on Aging Issues

Application Deadline: September 6

Media Training: October 15 – 18 in Washington, D.C.


What are the implications of longevity and aging? Over four days, journalists will learn about financial literacy and security; fraud and scams; health care and healthy living; the desire or need to work longer; public policy; generational impacts; innovation and reinvention; and living beyond 100. You’ll also learn the latest data and research on aging topics. For details, click here.

Support for this program was provided by a grant from AARP.



whartonFellowship Deadline Approaching: 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.





lesbos-promo-1-02-2How to Use Technology in Visual Storytelling

LIVE WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: Vivid visual storytelling is critical to today’s journalism. Washington Post journalists share how their team created “ The Waypoint” a compelling project about European refugees that won NPF’s Technology in Journalism Award. They’ll discuss organizing assets, overcoming challenges in the design process, and building a user prototype.







NPF Friends & Fellows

Obesity And Depression Are Entwined, Yet Scientists Don’t Know Why | Shefali Luthra | Kaiser Health News | Public Health 2017

Did climate change cause the New Orleans flood? | Sara Sneath | The Times-Picayune | Environment 2017

Farmers like Trump, but worry about farm bill| Helena Bottemiller Evich and Jenny Hopkinson | Politico | Obesity 2016 & Food and Farm 2015