Andy Kohut never tired of me calling him the “Gold Standard” of polling.
For a decade or more, I helped translate Andy’s immaculate polling of Americans and international audiences into bullet points for the Average Joe. The full depth of his knowledge was never fully realized. We, the purveyors of news, tried to relay why Andy’s numbers mattered—but we always wrestled with simplicity vs complexity.
Tom Rosenstiel, NPF Board member, explains further:
In the days after Hurricane Katrina, two unarmed men were killed by New Orleans police officers. Four other people were grievously injured, some maimed for life. Investigative reporter Ronnie Greene’s new book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina, traces how the officers and their victims came to be on the Danziger Bridge, and how police methodically worked to hide their crimes. In this Book Talk Q&A with NPF, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist puts the events of a decade ago into the context of today's outrage about police use of force. Surprising fact: Greene…
Julius Duscha, director of the Washington Journalism Center for two decades, died on July 2 in San Francisco at 90. For many years the Center was the only source of non-university training for U.S. mid-career journalists.
“This has always been my dream.” Chef Kevin Willmann created Farmhaus restaurant in St. Louis to showcase his passion for using the freshest ingredients grown locally. Willmann’s food represents the bounty of the region with ingredients grown in Missouri and Illinois and from the Mississippi River that flows between the two states. He espouses a “nose to tail” philosophy, using every part of the animal on his menu. Willmann prepared a six-course dinner for National Press Foundation journalists who traveled to St. Louis to learn about food and farm sustainability. With each course, the chef discussed the local derivation of…
Earlier Blog Posts
The Inevitable Food Contamination Outbreak
July 23, 2015
Butterfly Fly Fly Away
July 22, 2015
Fall 2015 Internship at The National Press Foundation-…
July 8, 2015
Zoom Zoom: Mazda Foundation Underwrites Paul Miller…
July 6, 2015
John Carroll, Widely Admired NPF Editor of the Year…
June 15, 2015