The National Press Foundation announced the appointment of veteran journalist Sonni Efron as president and chief operating officer.
Efron will be introduced at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner on Feb. 13, and will become president and COO effective Jan. 29.
Efron worked at The Associated Press in Boston, followed by 20 years at the Los Angeles Times. She was a political campaign reporter, foreign correspondent in Moscow, Tokyo bureau chief, State Department correspondent in Washington, assistant op-ed editor, and editorial writer on national security. She was also a speechwriter and senior policy advisor at the State Department, where she launched the “Free The Press Campaign,” and writer in residence at the RAND Corporation, where she wrote about the declining role of facts and evidence in public discourse.
The National Press Foundation is offering a three-day fellowship to educate journalists on cancer-related topics, including prevention, targeted therapies, the latest research, health disparities, data, AI/technology developments, survivorship and more.
Support for this training comes from the American Association for Cancer Research. NPF retains sole responsibility for programming and content.
What’s next in the trade wars? The National Press Foundation is offering a free one-day workshop in Washington, D.C., covering trade issues such as the current impact of tariffs; how the election could affect tariffs; and how to analyze trade-related jobs data.
Support for this program was provided by a grant from Honda North America. NPF retains sole responsibility for programming and content.
$10,000 Award Prize. NPF established a journalism award to recognize exemplary journalism that illuminates and advances the understanding of mental health issues and treatments for the illness. The award was established in memory of Carolyn C. Mattingly, a Maryland philanthropist and activist. It is open to any U.S.-based journalist at a U.S.-based news organization, including print, broadcast and online journalists.
$2,500 Award Prize. The Stokes Award was established in the spring of 1959 by friends and admirers of the late Thomas L. Stokes. It is given annually for the best reporting “in the independent spirit of Tom Stokes” on subjects of interest to him including energy, natural resources and the environment. This award is open to all U.S.-based media; the journalism may be reporting, analysis or commentary.
The National Press Foundation awards dinner celebrates compelling journalism and top-tier journalists. This year’s award winners include Bob Woodward, Dana Bash, Mindy Marqués Gonzalez and journalists from Politico, AP, Kaiser Health News, CQ Roll Call, NPR and the Univ. of Maryland’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism & Capital News Service. They will all receive their awards at the dinner.
Join us. Your sponsorship of the dinner provides NPF with funds to train journalists throughout the year. All details can be found here or contact Jenny Ash-Maher, email@example.com, 202-663-7285.
McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism applications are open, apply by 1/31/20. These fellowships are an initiative of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Details can be found here.
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