Understanding Public and Private Pensions

Take a deep dive into all facets of pension issues at a four-day training program for journalists conducted by the National Press Foundation. During the training, journalists will learn about the state of public and private pensions; pension investment and transparency; workforce and retirement issues; pension modernization and reforms; pension management and debt; and the impact of pension issues on retirees.

The training will be held Dec. 2-5 in Washington, D.C.

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. This program is for U.S.-based journalists only.

Support for this program is provided by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the National Public Pension Coalition.


Below are the chosen fellows:

Rodney Brooks | Freelance, U.S. News & World Report

Ken Dixon | Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Christine Ferretti | The Detroit News

Dawn Giel | CNBC

Christine Giordano | Chief Investment Officer

Craig Harris | The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com

Dave Jamieson | HuffPost

Sam Karlin | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Bradley Keoun | TheStreet

Greg LaRose | NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Alessandra Malito | MarketWatch

Gail MarksJarvis | Reuters

Geoff Mulvihill | The Associated Press

Mike Reicher | The Tennessean (Nashville)

Tom Scheck | APM Reports

Kate Schott | The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Illinois)

Sarah Skidmore Sell | The Associated Press

Anna Staver | The Denver Post

Susan Tompor | Detroit Free Press

Luis J. Valentín Ortiz | Center for Investigative Journalism