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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina

Linda Topping Streitfeld by Linda Topping Streitfeld 0 comments

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…

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Monday, August 17, 2015

NPF Adds New Digital Innovation Awards

Sandy K Johnson by Sandy K Johnson 0 comments

NPF has created two new journalism awards to recognize the contributions of technology and innovation in news coverage. The window to apply for the new digital innovation awards and NPF’s other prestigious awards is open now through Oct. 15.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

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

Bob Meyers by Bob Meyers 0 comments

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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