Chris Adams Joins NPF Staff

Christopher B. Adams, an award-winning reporter for McClatchy and the Wall Street Journal, joins the National Press Foundation as director of training and content.

Adams brings to the position more than 25 years of reporting, writing, number-crunching, teaching and editing. He is experienced in long-form, data-driven investigative reporting, including teaching database skills for the Poynter Institute/Kaiser Family Foundation, and IRE/NICAR. He also has skills in photography, web-building, video and interactive tools.

Adams has taught journalism at American University and Northwestern’s Medill program in Washington.

“At NPF, Chris’ formidable skills and experience will help educate and train hundreds of journalists in the U.S. and across the world. His expertise deepens NPF’s ability to help journalists survive and thrive in the digital environment,” said Sandy Johnson, NPF president and COO.

Added John Walcott, NPF board member and a former colleague of Adams: “It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Chris at McClatchy, and it will be again at the NPF. He’s a dogged investigative reporter, and his skills will serve us well as we take advantage of the opportunities technology offers and seize the opportunities to expand our programs and enlarge our audience.”

Adams has won numerous journalism awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award (2010, 2004), Pulitzer Prize (team winner in 2000, and finalist in 2010, 1999, 1996), George Polk award (1996), National Press Club (2012, 2008, 2006), and many more.

He earlier worked for Knight Ridder, The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and the Tulsa Tribune.

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