2020 Journalism Awards

Mental Health and Environment/Energy Reporting Awards Open

March 6 Deadline

Will the 2020 Census Impact Elections and Congress?
Between legal challenges over gerrymandering and the normal redistricting process, a lot could change in congressional districts in 2020.

Census Counts All – and More Than Just People
To find out what’s happening in the U.S., the Census Bureau offers several resources.

System Stacked Against Minorities
Former public defender describes reforms to a cash bail system that still dominates most courts.

How to Connect Readers with the Trillions in Federal Spending
Reporters adept at covering the federal budget can find the money angle in just about every potential story.

Longtime Political Reporter Offers Perspective on Impeachment
Dan Balz has spent a lot of time observing and reporting on something that used to be rare in politics: impeachment.

Running for President Has Gotten Vastly More Complicated
Unlike the smoke-filled back rooms of old, modern presidential campaigns are built on a sequence of state contests that continue to grow in importance.

Carnegie Mellon University resource pulls in 800 different data layers to allow reporters to document a changing planet.

A news graphics designer shares tips for producing simple but well-designed graphics to illustrate your stories.

Podcasting is the current “it” thing in journalism. An NPR veteran explains how to do it.

To watch all the video in C-SPAN’s library would take a quarter of a century. Here’s how journalists can make use of it.

Knowing what your competitors and sources are tweeting and posting can help you stay on top of a beat.

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NPF: Using Census Data

Using Census Data

Erika Becker-Medina, chief, Decennial Communications Coordination Office; Frank McPhillips, assistant division chief, geographic operations, Decennial Census Management Division; Andrew Hait, economist, Governments and Trade Management Division; Tyson Weister, program analyst, Center for Enterprise Dissemination

NPF: Embeds on the Campaign Trail

Embeds on the Campaign Trail

Jill Colvin, White House reporter, The Associated Press; Elizabeth Landers, reporter and producer, CNN; Monica Alba, White House producer, NBC News

NPF: Investigating the Underbelly of Congress

Investigating the Underbelly of Congress

James Grimaldi, investigative reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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