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Friday, June 23, 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; implications of reforms under consideration; tensions between payers and providers; language and stigma/discrimination; and ways to incorporate solutions journalism into your work.

Funding for this training was provided by Rick Kellar Margaret Clarke Morgan Foundation, Joni Schwager Staunton Farm Foundation, Anne Marie Healy 1st Hospital Foundation, The Scattergood Foundation and The Carter Center.

Deadline in One Week!
Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship

APPLY by June 28

For 30 years, the Paul Miller Fellowship has introduced reporters who are new(ish) to Washington to the city they have been assigned to cover. From September to June, this one-day-a-month fellowship gives journalists from all media an intensive – and lively – overview of reporting in the capital. Want to hear what past fellows say? Watch:

Understanding the Environmental Stakes

This week, 20 journalists traveled to the NPF Media Training Center in Washington, and spent four days hearing from experts about environmental policy, research and the current political landscape. Below is a sampling of the online resources available from the fellowship. CLICK HERE for video, audio, photos, slides and resources.


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 intimidation tactics 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

California’s Clean Air Act waiver should be yanked, Trump’s former environmental advisor says | Chris Megerian | Los Angeles Times | Environment 2017

Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Foreign Food Aid Are Proving Unpopular | Joseph Erbentraut | The Huffington Post | Food and Farm 2017

Powerful opioid carfentanil reaches Connecticut, claims first fatal overdose, possibly a second | Esteban L. Hernandez | New Haven Register | Opioids 2016