Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Each year, the National Press Foundation recognizes the best in American journalism and awards $48,000 in cash prizes.
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Application deadline: Monday, Oct. 8
Training: December 2 – 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Take a deep dive into all facets of pension issues at a four-day, all-expenses-paid training program for journalists. During the training, journalists will learn about the state of public and private pensions; pension investment and transparency; workforce and retirement issues; pension modernization and reforms; pension management and debt; and the impact of pension issues on retirees. This program is for U.S.-based journalists only.
Support for this program provided by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the National Public Pension Coalition.
Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report lays out the factors at play in the 2018 congressional midterm elections, which she says could represent a major pick-up opportunity for Democrats. Watch the video here.
NPF’s Paul Miller fellows heard directly from Walter and other experts on polling, redistricting and election-night coverage. Content and resources from these experts can be found here.
Last week, NPF took 20 journalists to Kansas City, Missouri, to learn about the future of food and agriculture. Fellows visited farms, heard directly from organic and conventional growers and learned from experts on food safety, blockchain technology, ag politics, the Bayer-Monsanto merger and climate change’s impact on crops.
You can access all audio, slides and video from the training. Find it here.
Five NPF fellows won 2018 AFJ awards for reporting on food and food policy. Congratulations to Tamar Haspel, The Washington Post; Helena Bottemiller Evich, Politico; Joe Fassler, The Atlantic; Lee Dean, Star Tribune; and Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Art Cullen released a book titled “Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper.” Last year, Cullen visited NPF to share his experiences, in this Master Class video.
Gassy Cows Are Bad For The Planet; Could Seaweed Diet Help? | Patrick Whittle | The Associated Press | 2018 Oceans and Fisheries
A Drug Derived From Marijuana Has Triggered The First Federal Shift On Cannabis In Half A Century, And Experts Predict An Avalanche Affect | Erin Brodwin | Business Insider | 2018 Opioids