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Monday, July 27, 2015

Julius Duscha, Long-Time Director of the Washington Journalism Center, Dies at 90

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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.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Farmhaus: “Nose to Tail” Food Philosophy

Sandy K Johnson by Sandy K Johnson 0 comments

“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…

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Inevitable Food Contamination Outbreak

Sandy K Johnson by Sandy K Johnson 0 comments

The Inevitable Food Contamination Outbreak We love to eat, yet there is an inevitable yuck factor in the food supply chain: poop-contaminated beef or salmonella-tainted cantaloupe or listeria-laced ice cream. The facts: *48 million Americans get sick each year from contaminated food. That’s one in six. *Of those, 128,000 wind up in the hospital. About 3,000 die. *1,000 foodborne outbreaks cost $3 billion a year in health care. Throw in lost productivity, and that cost reaches $15 billion. Dr. Robert Tauxe, deputy director of the CDC’s division of foodborne, waterborne and environmental diseases, said the good news is that the…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Butterfly Fly Fly Away

Sandy K Johnson by Sandy K Johnson 0 comments

Butterfly, Fly Fly Away Unfortunately, the Monarchs have done just that. Two decades ago, a billion Monarch butterflies made their glorious, arduous journey from Mexico to Texas and Oklahoma. “The most spectacular insect phenomenon that we know,” according to Jeff Trandahl, CEO of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Last year, only 56 million butterflies made the migration, an alarming decline that captured the government’s attention. The Fish and Wildlife Service went to Trandahl and asked the foundation to make an effort to turn around the butterfly loss before it fell to endangered species levels. The foundation pulled together a…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fall 2015 Internship at The National Press Foundation- Apply Now!

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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:

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