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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Message from NPF President, Bob Meyers

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Dear Colleagues,

As newsrooms have downsized, as more work has been piled on more reporters covering more beats, as more journalism education organizations have levied fees for their training, we’ve changed with the times but continued our policy of never charging a dime.

We are doing webinars on a frequent basis, free to all – whether it be the toolbox series of learning the ins and outs of Twitter and Google, the U.S. farm bill or the series on risk that begins Jan. 17.

We continue our in-person programs on Washington policies and agencies, health issues such as cancer and Alzheimer’s and social issues such as retirement.

Virtually every session from our programs are recorded and put on our website – as are the articles and broadcasts from our fellows.

Remember SuperStorm Sandy? With no advertising whatsoever we had more than 8,000 reads of our collection of resources on violent weather, before, during and after the catastrophic events.

We are committed to maintaining our no-cost policy for access to this kind of educational experience. It is in the public good. We are committed to finding new ways of serving the needs of staff journalists, freelancers, bloggers and people in the communications fields. That is what we do.

So we are asking you, the friends who use our resources and attend our programs, to help us continue our work, which is in many ways, your work.

We have never charged a dime (ringgit, yen, peso, you name it) for our services, and I hope we never will.

If you’ve been in one of our programs (in-person or online), or accessed our many resources, you know the value of NPF.  So I’m asking you to consider a contribution to NPF, which you can make through JustGive. Everything helps, and your gift will be greatly appreciated. As always, please contact me directly with questions – bob at nationalpress.org.

Thanks and best wishes,


Bob Meyers, NPF President & COO

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