By: Heather C. Dahl, NPF Board Chairman
As we start to ring down 2014, please consider making a year-end contribution to the National Press
As both political parties push proposals for long-term deficit reduction, Social Security and Medicare are in the crosshairs. We’ll have leading experts on these topics, as well as a meeting with the Treasury Department’s Mark Iwry, a key advisor to the secretary on retirement savings, health care, and employee benefits.
With Baby Boomers moving deeper into their golden years, retirement resources and lifestyle choices loom ever larger. In one recent survey, only 13 percent of Americans said they feel ‘very confident’ they can retire comfortably. The National Press Foundation’s 7th Retirement Issues Program will help journalists keep up with the changes. Fellows will have on-the-record access to leading retirement experts from the federal government, think tanks and interest groups.
US-based business, consumer and lifestyle writers and editors, as well as editorial writers, will take away a wealth of new story ideas, sources and methods.
Speakers will include:
Our experts will address such topics as:
The program will include journalist-only discussions about reporting issues, lots of time for Q&A, and a chance to see a bit of our nation’s capital. Click here to view Power Points, hear podcasts, and access resources from the 2010 Retirement Issues Program.
Fifteen fellowships will be awarded to qualified print, broadcast and online journalists. Selected journalists will be notified 2 to 4 weeks after the application deadline.
Underwritten by: Prudential Financial, Inc. and the NPF Programs Fund. Our guidelines for program sponsors are here.
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