Reporting on Criminal Justice

The U.S. spends $80 billion a year to keep people behind bars, on probation or on parole. Criminal justice issues affect literally every community. The National Press Foundation is offering a special all-expenses-paid opportunity for 20 journalists to take a deep look at the criminal justice system. Over three days, NPF training will address: incarceration data, pre-trial justice, specialty courts, violence and weapons, implementation of the First Step Act, incarceration impact on families, re-entry into society, and more. With this background, journalists will then cover the four-day American Society of Criminology annual conference, with full access to presenters and abstracts.

The NPF training is Nov. 10-12; the American Society of Criminology conference is Nov. 13-16. Both are in San Francisco.

This program is open to U.S.-based journalists only. Applicants must commit to attend both the NPF training and the ASC conference. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 20.

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 Arnold Ventures. NPF retains sole responsibility for programming and content.

The application period for this program has now ended.

The journalists attending this program are:

Jamal Andress | Newsy

Gina Barton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Deborah Barfield Berry | USA Today

Kate Brumback | The Associated Press

Megan Cassidy | San Francisco Chronicle

Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian (Portland)

Uriel J. Garcia | The Arizona Republic (Phoenix)

Henry Gass | The Christian Science Monitor

Angie Jackson | Detroit Free Press

Cassandra Jaramillo | The Dallas Morning News

Melissa Lewis | Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

Nichole Manna | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Shannon McCaffrey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chris Palmer | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sarah Ruiz-Grossman | HuffPost

Josh Shaffer | The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Jeff Simon | CNN

Andy Sullivan | Reuters

Annie Sweeney | Chicago Tribune

Alene Tchekmedyian | Los Angeles Times