How Poverty and Inequality Impact Families

The National Press Foundation is offering a five-day training program for 35 journalists to learn how to better cover issues of poverty and inequity and how families are affected by both. Nearly 13 million American children live in poverty, touching every community in the U.S. Via field trips and expert speakers, journalists will learn how to produce in-depth reporting on vulnerable populations, anchored by data and information and resources on the critical role of health, education, child care, safety net programs and economic security.

This NPF training will be held May 17-21 in Washington, D.C. The program is open to U.S.-based journalists only. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 27.  (There will be a second phase for 20 of the 35 selected journalists in December, dates TBD)

The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals. NPF offers this professional development opportunity for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting on one of today’s most critical issues.

Support for this training comes from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation. NPF retains sole responsibility for programming and content.



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