Poverty and Inequality 2020

The National Press Foundation is offering new training on issues surrounding poverty and inequality throughout 2020. We are also awarding prizes to the best coverage of poverty to journalists who have participated in the online briefings.

Background: Nearly 13 million American children were living in poverty long before the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. School districts where most students were children of color received $23 billion less in state and local education funding annually prior to the pandemic than majority-white school districts – despite serving the same number of students. Child care was unaffordable for many working families while child care workers often earned poverty wages. And when illness struck, low-wage families were unable to care for themselves or a family member without losing pay and possibly their jobs.

Next up: Children’s Health on Sept. 23. Details here.

All Training Dates:
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14
November 18
December 9
Plus, two briefings in 2021

Prize details can be found here.

The awards and the trainings are funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Heising-Simons Foundation; NPF is solely responsible for the content of the trainings.