Journalist and National Press Foundation speaker Seth Mnookin writes in Slate that the recent Time Magazine coverline “How to Cure Cancer,” is “wrong, grandiose and cruel.” The National Press Foundation has delivered solid information on cancer issues for journalists in annual programs over four years, and no expert has suggested that we’re close to a cure, though more money for research surely helps, as the Time article suggests.
Wired Magazine Senior Writer Mat Honan’s entire digital life was wiped clean in less than an hour by hackers. This comes shortly after NPF’s recent Capitol Hill Issues Briefing on Cyber-Security. A lot can be learned from Honan’s hacking.
We’re very proud of current Paul Miller Washington Reporting fellow Karoun Demirjian, who this week won the David Lynch Memorial Regional Reporting Award for outstanding coverage of Congress. Karoun, writing for the Las Vegas Sun, reportedly filed 473 stories from DC in 2011, including blog posts and all the rest.
NPF is co-sponsoring this month a discussion with journalist Amy Alexander at DC’s Busboys and Poets, 14th and V streets. After a career writing for such papers as The Miami Herald, Boston Globe, Village Voice and Washington Post, Alexander’s fourth book is “Uncovering Race: A Black Journalist’s Story of Reporting and Reinvention.” Her analysis of mainstream media coverage of a browner, younger nation is sure to spark a great discussion. The A.C.T.O.R series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as an opportunity for people to speak openly and honestly about issues of race. This event is free and open to all.
An announcement from our friends at the Society of Environment Journalists regarding their upcoming conference in Miami.
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August 25, 2011
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August 25, 2011