NPF Newsletter

Thursday, January 9, 2020

What’s New in Cancer Coverage

Application Deadline: Jan. 24, 2020
Training: March 2-4, 2020

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 Trade

March 16, 2020
Washington, D.C.

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.


Journalism Awards

Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting

$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.


Thomas L. Stokes Award for Energy and Environment

$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.


NPF Awards Dinner

Thursday, February 13

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 PoliticoAPKaiser Health NewsCQ Roll CallNPR 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,, 202-663-7285.

NPF Friends and Fellows

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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