NPF has chosen 20 journalists for in-depth training on the opioid epidemic, which has led to the deaths of 28,000 Americans a year.
Over three days, these journalists will hear from experts about addiction, treatments, law enforcement issues, state and federal initiatives, the latest research and data. With this grounding in hand, the journalists will cover the American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, with full access to presenters and abstracts.The NPF training and ASAM conference run from April 12-17 in Baltimore.
The journalists, selected from an applicant field of 50, include:
Deborah Becker | WBUR | Massachusetts
Andrea de Leon | NPR | Maine
Terry DeMio | The Enquirer | Kentucky
Gabriella Dunn | The Witchita Eagle | Kansas
Andrea Fisher | Great Falls Tribune | Montana
Esteban L. Hernandez | New Haven Register | Connecticut
Wendy Holdren | The Register-Herald | West Virginia
Brittany Horn | The News Journal | Delaware
Katherine Irby | The Bradenton Herald| Florida
Steven Johnson | Modern Healthcare | Illinois
Jon Kelvey | Carroll County Times | Maryland
Jed Lipinski | NOLA.com/ The Times-Picayune | Louisiana
Yuki Noguchi | NPR | Washington, DC
Camille Phillips | St. Louis Public Radio | Missouri
David Robinson | The Journal News/lohud | New York
Jakob Rodgers | The Gazette | Colorado
Ken Serrano | Asbury Park Press | New Jesrsey
Kelly Servick | Science Magazine | Washington, DC
John Sowell | The Idaho Statesman | Idaho
Curtis Tate | McClatchy Newspapers | Washington, DC
Funding for this training is provided by ASAM, Open Society Foundations, Pew Charitable Trusts, Shatterproof, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.