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Thursday, April 13, 2017

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environmentApplication Deadline APRIL 24 Understanding the Environmental Stakes

Media Fellowship: June 18 -21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.


Laws passed almost five decades ago form bedrock protections for water and air quality and wildlife and public lands in the United States. What will happen to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act and more in the coming years? In a four-day training program for journalists, we’ll look at rules and regulations that could be rolled back, water use out West, the latest scientific research on the environment, and the outlook for clean energy and climate treaties. We’ll show journalists how to find and use the best data to underscore their reporting on the environment.

Funding for this training is provided by the Walton Family Foundation

When Journalism Becomes the Story, How Does the Press Respond?

D.C. In-Person Program, Open to All

The National Press Foundation is joining forces with the National Press Club Journalism Institute to host a half-day symposium on Wednesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon in the club’s Murrow Room. Panelists will include beat reporters and newsroom leaders. The goal is to help the working press learn to navigate the treacherous landscape facing us today.

The symposium is open to the media and the public and requires registration. Tickets are $5 for NPC members and the general public. REGISTER  or MORE INFORMATION

defensereportersHow to Report on America’s Military

Covering Defense Around the World & from the Pentagon

Three reporters who walk the halls of the Pengaton on a daily basis have very different audiences and missions in their coverage. But they agree on one thing: They have the best beat in Washington.


Martha Raddatz: A Reporting Career on the Front Lines

Martha Raddatz has simple, yet powerful, advice: Just go. Whether it’s to a government department, or on a training exercise, Raddatz  said the human connection is vital to building trust.


Fellows Announced

NPF is pleased to announce the fellows chosen for the May 2017 Farm to Table: Where Your Food Comes From media training in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lynn Brezosky | San Antonio Express-News

Louisa Burwood-Taylor | AgFunderNews

Jen Christensen | CNN

Chanukah Christie | CNHI

Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post

Joseph Erbentraut | The Huffington Post

Michael Gerstein | The Detroit News

Kevin Hardy | The Des Moines Register (Iowa)

Samantha Hogan | The Frederick News-Post (Maryland)

Lindsey Holden | The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, California)

Kristofor Husted | Harvest Public Media

Nick Janzen | Indiana Public Broadcasting

Zlati Meyer | USA Today

Jennifer Mitchell | Maine Public

Andrea Shea | WBUR (Boston)

Barbara Soderlin | Omaha World-Herald (Nebrasks)

Bartholomew Sullivan | USA Today Network

Dana Varinsky | Business Insider

Frank Vinluan | Xconomy

Amy Wu | The Salinas Californian

NPF Friends & Fellows

New Woburn biotech targets hearing loss with MIT, Partners discoveries  | Robert Weisman | The Boston Globe | Precision Medicine 2015

When the one drug you believe protects your child could put you in jail  | Naomi Martin | The Dallas Morning News | Mental Health 2016

Making it work: Young farmers meet challenges, adapt to continue a vital, revered way of life  | Amy Bickel | Kansas Agland & The Hutchinson News | Food & Farm 2016

“Thanks to my experience with NPF last year, (2016 Mental Health program) we’ve assigned four great stories for a Street Sense reporter to work on targeting mental health and homelessness, focusing on solutions and de-stigmatizing root causes. I used a lot of the resources gained during the NPF fellowship in coming up with stories ideas with him.”
-Eric Falquero, Editor-in-Chief, Street Sense