The National Press Foundation has selected 20 journalists for the upcoming “Spotlight on Statehouse and Local Reporting” fellowship.

During the five-day training Dec. 8-12, journalists will learn the ins and outs of covering local government and statehouses. Topics covered will include: accessing and localizing federal datasets; putting the impact of the federal government into context for readers; covering Congress and the White House from afar; tracking campaign money; using fact-checking and more.

The journalists are:

Andrew Atterbury | Politico (Tallahassee, Florida)

Brigid Bergin | WNYC

Keshia Clukey | Bloomberg Law (New York)

Caroline Cummings | Sinclair Broadcast Group (Des Moines, Iowa)

Alison Dirr | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Will Doran | The News & Observer

Joel Ebert | The Tennessean

Scott Franz | KUNC (Denver)

Anthony Izaguirre | The Associated Press (Charleston, West Virginia)

Robert Jimison | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Christine Mai-Duc | The Wall Street Journal

Lawrence Mower | The Tampa Bay Times/The Miami Herald

Maria Polletta | The Arizona Republic

Rick Rouan | The Columbus Dispatch

Alexandra Samuels | The Texas Tribune

Jonathan Shorman | The Wichita Eagle

Brooke Staggs | The Orange County Register

Conrad Swanson | The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Torey Van Oot | Star Tribune

Avery G. Wilks | The State

Support for this training comes from Arnold Ventures. NPF retains sole responsibility for programming and content.