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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What is your retirement question?

Linda Topping Streitfeld by Linda Topping Streitfeld 0 comments

Retirement is big business in the United States. The 10,000 or so Americans who retire every single day drive housing decisions, health care costs, transportation options, government policies and a booming financial services industry. Those retirees have lots of questions, as do their children and grandchildren and all the companies who would like their business. Should I try to “age in place” or is it time to downsize to a condo in Arizona? Should I pay off my school loan or put extra money into my 401K? When should I start receiving Social Security benefits? How much of my retirement…

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

NPF Summer 2015 Internship

Shanza Lewis by Shanza Lewis 0 comments

The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free professional development programs to journalists to increase their knowledge of complex issues. NPF seeks an intern to assist staff with varied projects. Responsibilities include: Assist the media team in the continued maintenance of National Press Foundation’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Assist the Digital Media Manager in video and audio production using the Adobe Creative Suite. Complete research for special projects and compile metrics and data when needed. Support Studio and Programs Manager with logistical planning for all journalist training programs. Assist with all general needs of…

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

One Hookah Session = 100 Cigarettes?

Sandy K Johnson by Sandy K Johnson 0 comments

In New York City, a pack of cigarettes costs $12.50, bulked up with city, state and federal taxes. In Abu Dhabi, a pack costs less than $1. Cheap cigarettes give the tobacco industry easy entry to low and middle-income countries, where 80 percent of smokers live. The reluctance of poor nations to tax tobacco products contrasts with the United States and other wealthy nations, where high taxes have proved to be the single most effective tool to discourage smoking. The growing popularity of new tobacco products like e-cigarettes and hookah has flummoxed policymakers, said Dr. Scott Sherman, a New York…

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Friday, February 20, 2015

In The Vortex of Ferguson

National Press Foundation by National Press Foundation 0 comments

Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, won the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award for guiding his news organization through the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the tumultuous aftermath.  See a collection of the Post-Dispatch's work here.The judges said: “If ever a newspaper and its editor faced a real-time stress test, it was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and editor Gilbert Bailon.”

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Friday, February 20, 2015

CNN Reporter’s “Profound” Investigation into Money and Congress

Sandy K Johnson by Sandy K Johnson 0 comments

Drew Griffin, an investigative reporter for CNN, won an Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress for a year-long project titled “Congress for Sale.” The series focused on questionable financial ties between lobbyists and Congress. One segment looked at a fundraiser for former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, hosted by some former staffers who are now lobbyists. “It’s a family affair,” Pelosi said. In another segment, the former president of Shell Oil said “I felt extorted” by members of Congress. Dirksen judges cited Griffin for “a profound series of pieces illuminating the dark side of elected officials and big…

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