Spotlight on Statehouse and Local Reporting

If you’re a local government or statehouse reporter, the National Press Foundation invites you to apply for a 5-day all-expenses-paid workshop focused on your important work. Topics covered include: accessing and localizing federal datasets; putting the impact of the federal government into context for your readers; covering Congress and the White House from afar; tracking campaign money; using fact-checking, community engagement and solutions journalism; making the most of TV appearances; and maximizing your iPhone as a tool.

Apply by Friday, October 4.

The training will be held Dec. 8-12 in Washington, D.C.

The all-expenses-paid fellowship for 20 journalists 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.

This program is for U.S.-based journalists only. Deadline to apply is Friday, October 4.

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:

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