In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy journalists will want to come to terms with this massive force of weather, which has left 44 million without power and many homeless across the Northeast.
NPF conducted three unique programs for journalists at the National Weather Center for a four-day called “Understanding Violent Weather” program in past years. Resources from the programs are available on our website and in this blog post.
How often have you heard a politician say something on TV and thought, “wow, is that really true?”
That is exactly what PolitiFact wants to find out.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning project of the St. Petersburg Times is all about fact-checking and keeping ‘em honest.
Fact-checking isn’t a new concept in journalism, but PolitiFact’s approach to relaying the information to voters is.
As an international correspondent for National Public Radio, Jennifer Ludden reported from Central America, the Middle East, West Africa and Europe, covering a wide range of issues such as immigration, the Oslo peace process and the Kosovo War. She returned to the United States after 9/11 to start a family, and started reporting on family issues a couple years ago. This month, she’ll be contributing to NPR’s special series on Life in Retirement.
By his own account, The Baltimore Sun Washington correspondent John Fritze wasn’t supposed to end up in the field of Congressional reporting. He was “fully expected” to continue in his father’s footsteps and become a goldsmith. Alas, Fritze lacked the talent to become a jewelry maker, but found his niche in journalism instead. Fritze is a 2002 alumnus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has also worked as a political reporter for The Indianapolis Star and USA Today.
Fritze attended the NPF issues briefing on the debt ceiling in May, just as the debate was heating up on the Hill, and has worked ceaselessly in covering it specifically from the Maryland constituency’s point of view. When I spoke with him, he was just about to follow Congress’s lead and take a vacation.
In March of this year, medical journalist Laura Newman started a health care blog with a new angle: focusing on patients in the public discussion of health issues. The blog, Patient POV, covers a wide-ranging array of medical topics, from aftercare and healthcare reform to Parkinson’s disease to thyroid disorders. With an MA in urban, social and environmental policy from Tufts University, Newman worked in the health care industry for several decades before breaking into journalism. An avid Tweeter, Newman’s direct interaction with her followers combined with a willingness to share her own personal experiences has earned her a loyal group of regular readers. She has around 800 active followers on Twitter, and she has written for such publications as The Lancet, the Journal of National Cancer Institute and The Scientist.
Earlier Blog Posts
How Journalist Renata Affonso Brings Brazil’s…
August 8, 2011
How a VOA Journalist Keeps Africa ‘In Focus’…
August 2, 2011
We have resources for violent weather coverage
April 28, 2011
Writing about Redistricting
April 18, 2011
New Resource You Might Want to Know About
March 25, 2011