Programs & Resources


Our free, all-expenses-paid programs help journalists understand the complex issues they cover. The programs are balanced and non-partisan, with on-the-record speakers including expert journalists, authorities and policymakers. Programs for international journalists are presented under the Journalist-to-Journalist banner, and offer enhanced opportunities in other countries to grapple with journalism practices and discuss issues. After each program, the audio and PowerPoint presentations, handouts, photos, videos or other resources are posted on our website. You’ll find them, along with applications for current programs, at the links below.

Upcoming Programs

Retirement Issues 2014
Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014 through Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The application for Retirement Issues is now closed.

Boomers are moving into retirement age, but many aren’t ready to stop working. Delayed retirement and new enterprises are keeping older Americans busy and financially afloat. But a growing percentage of Americans are beyond age 85, and their health-care needs consume an increasing share of the nation’s wealth.

Obesity Issues Program 2014
Date: Sunday, June 8 – Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Location: Aurora, CO

Despite fitful progress against obesity in the U.S., individuals, medical professionals and policy-makers have learned that there are no easy answers. This all-expenses-paid, four-day program for journalists will explore new research on causation, proposed avenues for improvement, and other topics.

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Programs for international journalists. Free, all-expenses paid. Rewarding discussions with world-renowned experts on scientific, health and other subjects. Practical journalism training. Mentors. Social media follow up.

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