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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Politically Driven Suppression of News in the White House?

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In a letter to President Obama, journalist organizations complain of restrictions on reporters covering The White House. Click HERE to read the full story.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Applications for NPF’s Fall 2014 Paid Internship are due August 1, 2014!

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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 a responsible, creative, and detail-oriented intern to assist staff with varied projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Media Team with social media presence, webpage maintenance and creative new media initiatives.
  • Complete research for special projects and compile metrics and data when needed.
  • Research, fact-check and prepare content for agency entries in our Washington Beat Book (http://nationalpress.org/programs-and-resources/washington-beat-book/) under the supervision of Director of Programs.
  • Support Programs Assistant with logistical planning for all journalist training programs. This will include programs in Washington D.C. and may include international programs, depending on NPF’s developing programs calendar.
  • Assist Director of Operations with planning and promoting the 32nd Annual Awards dinner.
  • Assist with all general needs of the National Press Foundation office.

NPF is looking for a candidate with an interest and/or background in journalism and digital media who is willing to take on diverse projects. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain quality, hands-on work experience and be an integral part of our small staff. Applicants should be aware that this position involves a variety of tasks that are more administrative and desk heavy.  The intern should be very self-motivated and eager to take initiative, and add personal detail and creativity to each task. Interns are welcome to attend any and all local NPF journalist training programs. The right candidate could be an upper-level undergraduate, graduate student, recent graduate or young professional looking to gain more experience.

Additional Qualifications Needed:

  • Interest in journalism required with journalism experience preferred
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with Excel, Microsoft office including Publisher and Photoshop
  • Added experience in html and Expression Engine a plus
  • Interest in business and digital marketing
  • Language skills a plus

NPF is looking for an intern to start sometime in late August/early September. Internship may last until December 2014 or may be extended into the spring should both the intern and NPF be agreeable. Part-time (at least 20 hours per week) or Full-time hours (40 hours per week) are preferred, although some flexibility may be possible. A stipend will be provided and will be determined based on the work schedule established (typically $500 per month for part time work and $1000 per month for full time work).

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to jessica@nationalpress.org. All application materials will be considered on a rolling basis until August 1, 2014.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Evelyn Y. Davis Studios - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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NPF is expanding! We are building a state-of-the-art webinar studio right next door. Stay tuned for construction updates and the grand opening party! Below you will find some images from the first stages of construction. 

Before | After

The EYD Studio!


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Jenny's new office!


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Reyna's new office!


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

White House Correspondents recognize 2009 NPF winner

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Brianna Keilar of CNN will receive the Aldo Beckman memorial Award for repeated excellence in White House coverage. A second winner this year is Glenn Thrush of POLITICO. Before moving to the White House beat, Keilar covered Congress for CNN. Her work there earned the National Press Foundation's 2009 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress. At the NPF Award Ceremony her acceptance speech references early work in Yakima, Washington, where she covered a bear stuck in a tree and fell off a mechanical bull on live television. NPF congratulates Brianna Keilar on how far she’s come.

CLICK to watch Keilar accept the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress. Her award will be presented at the WHCA May 3 scholarship dinner.

Other WHCA awards this year are here. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

NPF Dirksen winner to join New York Times

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Julie Hirschfeld DavisJulie Hirschfeld Davis, a previous winner of NPF’s top award for coverage of Congress, is headed to The New York Times to cover the White House. Davis earned the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress in 2008 when she led coverage of the government’s housing, financial and automobile industry rescues for the Associated Press. She most recently has been a national political reporter for Bloomberg News, according to POLITICO.

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