THE NATIONAL PRESS FOUNDATION Annual Repor t 2016
Making Good Journalists Better
The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.
From the President
Sandy Johnson | President & COO
2016 was a clarion call for journalists. Fake news and alternative facts threatened the core of who we are and what we do. Our cherished First Amendment was under attack, rocking everything we stand for. Facts matter. The truth matters. Democracy matters. And journalism matters.
administration ... to fact-checking and how to use FOIA ... to digital toolbox training on virtual reality, DataMinr and Tableau. We trained journalists in Washington; in St. Louis and Phoenix and Baltimore; and in Moscow. We produced webinars, video tutorials, half-day briefings and four-day indepth programs. From these programs, we created a wealth of online resources that reporters can use at nationalpress.org.
To that end, in 2016 NPF trained more than 200 journalists in-person and our digital resources were used another 200,000 times. No matter what the challenge, NPF’s mission remains steadfast: “Making good journalists Our training programs run the gamut of better.” critical issues for journalists. From the opioids epidemic to reporting on the Trump Cheers,
Facts matter. And journalism matters."
2016 Web Metrics
NATIONALPRESS.ORG PAGEVIEWS April 12,441 May 11,875 June 13,335 July 13,529 August 15,001 September 12,222 October 14,194 November 12,443 December 10,935 DURATION ON PAGE
AUDIO PLAYS ON SOUNDCLOUD
TOP SCRIBD SLIDE VIEWS
Myths, Presumptions and Facts about Obesity
A Public Health Crisis: Demographics of the Opioid Epidemic 133
Food Fight: A Special Section of The Courier-Journal
Changing Demographics and Impact on Health Care
Agriculture's Role in an Age of Abundance
Obesity and Infectious Diseases: A Global Health and National Security Issue
TWITTER IMPRESSIONS 2015
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TOP VIEWED VIDEOS OF 2016 Lights Out? Ted Koppel on Power Grid Warfare
How to Use Dataminr for Fast-Breaking Stories
Advances in Immunotherapy 566
Robots Are the Future - But 222 Will They Take All Our Jobs?
Using Dataminr to Find and Report the News
Strange Glow: Risks and Realities of Radiation
Exxon: The Road Not Taken
Active Surveillance: Risks and Controversies
How to Cover Terrorism Without Being There
How to Use Tableau Software 307 for Richer Storytelling
WHAT WE DO A fellow asks a local farmer questions during a field trip to Bussmann's Organic Farm.
The food industry is so complex that this comprehensive worldview is invaluable to give a journalist confidence and ability to tell all the parts of the story." Jere Downs, The Future of Food and Agriculture
The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that produces free professional development programs for journalists. We aim to increase their knowledge of complex issues and their ability to convey that knowledge across media platforms to the public. Better journalism leads to improved public understanding. Since 1976, the National Press Foundation has provided in-person training to thousands of editors, producers and reporters in print, broadcast and online media. Our programs educate journalists in the nationâ€™s capital, around the country and overseas.
Located in Washington, D.C., NPF is ideally situated to provide programs for journalists highlighting the issues of our time. These include: the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowships, Capitol Hill Issues Briefings and one-day programs for Washington reporters. NPF also hosts longer programs on various topics that bring together journalists from across the U.S. Those selected to participate are provided transportation and lodging in addition to the program at no cost.
Internationally, and with international journalists, NPF works under the banner â€œJournalist to Journalistâ€? to convey the idea of journalists around the world learning together across borders. J2J training programs are often in collaboration with an international conference, allowing participating journalists to attend the conference after specific media training on that subject matter.
Our Content Online NPF's website showcases the rapidly expanding curriculum from our training programs, which includes video, audio, slide presentations, photos and stories from each speaker. See more at nationalpress.org.
Webinars In 2016, NPF produced and broadcast 19 webinars on topics including health care, politics, multimedia, and business.
Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship
The Growing Impact of Tobacco Control
Washington, D.C., 2016-2017
What's New in Covering Cancer?
Moscow, Russia, March 2016
Washington, D.C., January 2016
Obesity's Toll: Get the Skinny on Fat Phoenix, Arizona, February 2016
Confronting the Opioid Epidemic Baltimore, Maryland, April 2016
Aging and Retirement: Understanding Generational Changes Washington, D.C., June 2016
The Future of Food and Agriculture St. Louis, Missouri, July 2016
The Complexities of Mental Health Washington, D.C., September 2016
Journalists at a training on tobacco control in Moscow, Russia.
at 2016 NPF Training Jennifer Agiesta Chuck Alexander Dr. G. Caleb Alexander Blair Anderson Paul Anderson Leonora LaPeter Anton Dr. Mike Apley Dr. Alicia Arbaje Dr. Edward Archer Jack Bader Carmen Bain Lolita C. Baldor Neela Banerjee Greg Barber Ryan Bartlett Laura Batcha Dr. Ursula Bauer Dr. Stephen Baylin Myron Belkond JoAnne Berkenkamp Sarah Binder Michael Botticelli Michael Braga Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble Dr. Andrew Brown Paul Brubaker Carrie Budoff Brown Craig Bussmann Cynthia Cambardella Tom Carlson Ari Caroline Dr. Maria Carrillo Jason Cherkis Gregory S. Chirikjian Dr. Robert Cima Maggie Clark Joan Claybrook Dr. Wilson M. Compton George Condon Anthony Cormier Allan Coukell Dr. Alex Crosby Jennifer Croswell Dr. Bruce Cuthbert Lucy A. Dalgish Dash Davidson Capt. Jeff A. Davis Dr. Wyatt Decker Jason Dick
Michael Doyle Dr. Charles Drake Susan E. Dudley Pete Earley Ric Edelman Robert Egge Dr. Behfar Ehdaie Nora Dowd Eisenhower Kana Enomoto Andrew D. Eschtruth Dr. Marcos Espinal Dr. Marc Fishman Robb Fraley Emil H. Frankel Mary Beth Franklin Marcela Gaviria Thomas Gibbons-Neff Ginger Gibson Keith Gingerich Dr. Stuart Gitlow Patrick P. Glynn Cole Goins Kevin M. Goldberg Rebecca Goldin Dr. R. Jeffrey Goldsmith Dr. Jesse L. Goodman Anil Gowda Amy Goyer Hugh Grant Dr. Karen Grothe Tom Hamburger Roy J. Harris Jr. Micah Hauptman Jerry Hayes Dr. Brian Hepburn Dr. Richard Hodes Angie Drobnic Holan Jesse Holland Ron Honberg Julia Honold Aimee Hood Dr. Debra Houry David Howard Amy Howe Logan Huff Jonathan Jenkinson Dr. Nicole R. Johnson Timothy Jorgensen Sirwan Kajjo
Dr. Terence Keane Joanne Kenen Glenn Kessler Ted Koppel Gregory Korte Scott Kraft Dr. Jonathan Krakoff Dr. Barry Kramer Dr. Peter D. Kramer Dr. Harold Kudler Dr. Seema Kumar Keith Laing Dr. Ian Lanza Nathaniel Lash Jeff Leon Chow-Ming Lee Donna Leinwand Leger Carl Leubsdorf Dr. James Levine Nate Lewis David Lightman Annie Linksey Jesus Madrazo Tim Mak Christine Marcks David Martin Jeff Mason Mark Mather Tracie Mauriello Greg Mennis Seung Min Kim Steven Mirsky Arlene Mitchell Philip Moeller John E. Mulligan Terry Murphy Mary Nahorniak Deborah Nelson Kristen Nickerson Ron Nixon Dr. Wynne Norton Stephen Ohlemacher Anthony Osborne Beth Osborne Dr. Fred Osher Amber Pankonin Dr. Collin Payne Kristina Peterson Dr. Gregory Poland
Robert W. Poole Jr. Linda Porter Sonny Ramaswamy Dr. Danielle Raves Sudeep Reddy Jordan Reese Dr. Anna Riegel Kim Robien Maya Rockeymore Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers Linda Rosenberg Dr. Richard Saitz Ricardo Salvador Garrett Santora Michael S. Schmidt Dr. Richard Schlegel Laura Segal Rebecca Palpant Shimkets Michelle Singeltary Scott Sink Nicole Smith Blake Sobczak Dr. Virend Somers Emma Spaulding Tobie Stanger Liz Szabo Maia Szalavitz Kara Tanoue Curtis Tate Dr. Robert Tauxe Carol Taylor Marilyn Thompson Tisha Thompson Dr. John Torous Lindsey Torre Ernest Torriero Dr. Norris Turner Polina Vlasenko Dr. Sherrie Wallington Dr. Michele Walsh John C. Watson Dr. Leana Wen Steve Wermiel Christina Wilkie Kevin Willmann G. Evans Witt Bob Young Mark Young Nancy Youssef Josh Zumbrun
Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship Over the course of nine months, Paul Miller fellows visited Congress, the Pentagon and the U.S. Supreme Court; they also heard from dozens of experts on health care, infrastructure, economics, the presidency and other topics, and they met with veteran reporters – some themselves former Paul Millers – to learn how to cover Washington beats.
David Lightman (right), a reporter for the McClatchy Washington Bureau, shows the fellows where to meet members of Congress in the U.S. Capitol.
Courts and Campaigns
Presidential Transition and Budget
Covering the Trump Administration
The White House and the First 100 Days
Covering Immigration and Using FOIA
Multimedia Day and Trade
Lobbying and Campaign Finance
Investigative and Enterprise Reporting
Fellows in front of the U.S. Supreme Court
2016â€”2017 Paul Miller Fellows Madi Alexander | Bloomberg BNA
Ben Kamisar | The Hill
Aline Barros | Voice of America
Akela Lacy | Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Vera Bergengruen | McClatchy
Katie Leslie | The Dallas Morning News
Maria Danilova | The Associated Press
Ryan McCrimmon | Congressional Quarterly
Sean Doody | C-SPAN
Sean McMinn | CQ Roll Call
Jen Fifield | Stateline
James Osborne | Houston Chronicle
Kate Grumke | Newsy
Courtney Pence | NY1/Time Warner Cable News
Elizabeth Hagedorn | Circa
Mohana Ravindranath | Nextgov
Matthew Housiaux | Kiplinger Washington Editors
Cogan Schneier | Politico
Benjamin Hulac | ClimateWire
Eli Yokley | Morning Consult
Kate Irby | McClatchy
Capitol Hill Issues Briefings Capitol Hill Issues Briefings are half-day programs sponsored by the National Press Foundation, Indiana University Center on Representative Government, CQ Roll Call and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. They cover current issues and open to all journalists. Panelists include journalists and other experts who clarify issues through presentations, discussions and Q&A.
2016 Topics Delegate Rules and Covering Conventions April 9, 2016
A Paul Miller fellow asks a question during our Covering the Trump Administration briefing.
Covering the Presidential Transition October 17, 2016 Covering the Trump Administration December 5, 2016
The Growing Impact of Tobacco Control
Moscow, Russia March 2016
Working with the World Health Organization, NPF trained journalists and public health communications officials from 11 former Soviet bloc nations on tobacco-control regulations and how to cover them. The two-day training was held in Moscow.
A journalist from Turkmenistan asks a question during the first session of the program.
This program was funded by the World Health Organization.
What's New in Covering Cancer?
Washington, D.C. January 2016
Fellows gather for a group photo at the National Press Foundation.
Fellows learned about the latest in cancer research and advances in immunotherapy and epigenetic therapy; the four-day program included a visit to a cancer lab at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Fellows Sylvia Carignan | The Frederick News-Post
Adam Smeltz | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Haley Hernandez | KPRC
David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal
Alexandra Ossola | Freelance journalist
Lisa Garza | Reuters
Lynne Terry | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Elyse Moody | Hearst Magazines
Jacqueline Cutler | New York Daily News
Gabriel Spitzer | KPLU
Alex Lash | Xconomy
Paula Wolfson | WTOP
Hilary Powell | Freelance journalist
Carey Goldberg | WBUR
Wes Venteicher | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Amy Nordrum | International Business Times
Laura Garcia | Victoria Advocate
Theresa Sullivan-Barger | Freelance journalist
Naseem Miller | Orlando Sentinel
Lina Zeldovich | Freelance journalist This program was funded by Bayer.
Obesity's Toll: Get the Skinny on Fat
Phoenix, Arizona February 2016
A fellow takes a picture of a lab while on a tour during our obesity program.
Based out of Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix campus, fellows – as well as one Arizona State University student-journalist – learned about Americans’ expanding waistlines, what might be done to get people to eat healthier.
Paula Owen | Worcester Telegram
Michal Addady | Fortune Magazine Helena Bottemiller Evich | Politico
Lisa Rapaport | Freelance journalist
Jen Christensen | CNN
Rachael Rettner | Live Science
Andrea King Collier | NBCBLK
Ben Schiller | Fast Company
Jill Daly | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jessi Schultz | Cronkite News
Lee Dean | Star Tribune
Erin Schumaker | The Huffington Post
Jere Downs | Louisville Courier-Journal
Megan Scudellari | Boston Globe/Nature/Newsweek
Melissa Healy | The Los Angeles Times
Laura Ungar | USA Today/The Courier-Journal
Ja’Nel Johnson | Louisville Public Media
Elizabeth Whitman | International Business Times
David Levine | Freelance Journalist
Misty Williams | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Anna Miller | US News & World Report This program was funded by Mayo Clinic.
Confronting the Opioid Epidemic
Baltimore, Maryland April 2016
A fellow is the willing subject for a demonstration on how to administer the overdose recovery drug naloxone. In advance of the annual American Society of Addiction Medicine Conference, fellows explored the massive increases in opioid use and overuse, and heard from national and local law enforcement officials on how to best combat the problem.
Deborah Becker | WBUR
Jon Kelvey | Carroll County Times
Andrea de Leon | NPR
Jed Lipinski | NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune
Terry DeMio | The Enquirer
Yuki Noguchi | NPR
Gabriella Dunn | The Witchita Eagle
Camille Phillips | St. Louis Public Radio
Andrea Fisher | Great Falls Tribune
David Robinson | The Journal News/lohud
Esteban L. Hernandez | New Haven Register
Jakob Rodgers | The Gazette
Wendy Holdren | The Register-Herald
Ken Serrano | Asbury Park Press
Brittany Horn | The News Journal
Kelly Servick | Science Magazine
Kate Irby | The Bradenton Herald
John Sowell | The Idaho Statesman
Steven Johnson | Modern Healthcare
Curtis Tate | McClatchy
This program was funded by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Pew Charitable Trusts, Open Society Foundations, Shatterproof, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.
Aging and Retirement:
Washington, D.C. June 2016
Understanding Generational Changes
Our aging and retirement fellows at the National Press Foundation. Fellows explored both the science and the finances of aging in America, discussing how well Americans are growing older and whether the nation is financially prepared to care for them.
Fellows Eileen Ambrose | AARP The Magazine, AARP Bulletin Sandra Block | Kiplingerâ€™s Personal Finance Dan Caplinger | The Motley Fool Jill Cornfield | Bankrate.com Jill Cowan | The Dallas Morning News Pat Ferrier | The Coloradoan (Fort Collins) Frank Gluck | The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) Bryan Horwath | The Wichita Eagle Caitlin Kelly | Freelance (NYT and others) Rory Linnane | USA Today Network-Wisconsin
Jonnelle Marte | The Washington Post Deborah Martinez | KSFR 101.1 FM Kyle Munson | The Des Moines Register Millicent Ozdaglar | KCRA 3 Encarnacion Pyle | The Columbus Dispatch Gary Rotstein | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Anne Saker | The Cincinnati Enquirer Troy Turner | Opelika-Auburn News Tara Lynn Wagner | Time Warner Cable News / NY1 Amy Zipkin | Freelance (NYT and others)
This program was funded by Prudential Financial Inc.
The Future of Food and Agriculture
St. Louis, Missouri July 2016
Fellows learn about GMOs in a Monsanto lab while on a field trip. With visits to Monsanto research facilities and an organic farm, fellows spent four days exploring farming techniques, food safety, farm finances and the need to boost production to meet the needs of a growing global population.
Fellows Amy Bickel | The Hutchinson News
Angela Oliver | Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
Erin Booke | The Dallas Morning News
Tammy Paolino | Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.)
Catherine Boudreau | Politico
Jacob Pucci | The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Susanna Capelouto | WABE radio, CNN freelance Anne Reed | The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) Jere Downs | Louisville Courier-Journal
Allan Richter | Energy Times
Bryce Gray | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Annie Ropeik | Indiana Public Broadcasting
Daniel Higgins | USA Today Network-Wisconsin
Eden Stiffman | The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Jonathan Knutson | Agweek
Lori Valigra | Mainebiz
Gretchen McKay | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lauren Vaught | CNN
Elizabeth Miller | Santa Fe Reporter
John Wiegand | MiBiz
This program was funded by Monsanto, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Pork Board and the Organic Trade Association.
The Complexities of Mental Health
Washington, D.C. September 2016
Our mental health fellows visit the White House after a day of program sessions.
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health, as well as law enforcement experts, gave fellows an overview of the intersection of mental health and the criminal justice system. The four-day program included a visit to the historic Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington.
Fellows Leonora LaPeter Anton | Tampa Bay Times
Megan Kamerick | New Mexico PBS
Jennifer Bleyer | Psychology Today
Martin Kuz | San Antonio Express-News
Brianna Ehley | Politico
Naomi Martin | The Dallas Morning News
Lisa Esposito | U.S. News & World Report
Carol Pearson | Voice of America
Eric Falquero | Street Sense Inc.
Steven Petrow | The New York Times
Eric Michael Garcia | Roll Call
Jason Pohl | The Coloradoan (Fort Collins)
Sarah Goodyear | New York Daily News
Rachel Roubein | National Journal
Sandy Hausman | Virginia Public Radio
Carrie Seidman | Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Anne Hillman | Alaska Public Media
Johnathan Silver | The Texas Tribune
Lindsay Holmes | The Huffington Post
Alva James-Johnson | Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Ga.) This program was underwritten by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.
New Mental Health Award Created in 2016 The National Press Foundation offered a new reporting award in 2016, the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting. The award, which carries a $10,000 prize, was established in memory of the Potomac, Maryland, philanthropist and activist who died in 2014.
Rich Mattingly speaks at the 2016 event. The award recognizes exemplary journalism that illuminates and advances the understanding of mental health issues and treatments for the illness. The Mattingly family has agreed to sponsor the award for at least 10 years.
This glass award is given to Mattingly winners. The inaugural Mattingly award drew more than 50 entries. The winning entry was a collaborative investigation by the Tampa Bay Times and Sarasota Herald-Tribune that exposed harrowing conditions at Floridaâ€™s institutions for the mentally ill. Read the five-part project, titled â€œInsane. Invisible. In danger.â€? The winning journalists also shared their reporting techniques in this NPF video.
The winners from Tampa Bay Times and Sarasota Herald-Tribune display their awards.
Webinars are included in NPF’s programming to educate journalists around the world in a now-or-later format that ensures the greatest possible participation. Journalists are encouraged to participate live and submit questions to our presenters. Webinar recordings are always posted on NPF’s website as a resource for all journalists in the future.
2016 Webinars and Video Tutorials January 11: “Video Training: On Camera Do’s and Don’ts”
April 22: “How Community Engagement Can Enhance Your Reporting”
January 26: “Winning a Pulitzer for Public Service”
May 11: “What to do When Terrorists Attack Your City”
February 3: “The Latest Research in Addiction”
May 25: “Inside Story: Dogged Reporting Reveals Mental Hospital Horrors”
February 16: “How the Tampa Bay Times Found the Worst Schools in Florida” February 17: “How to Cover Terrorism without Being There” March 14: “Lights Out? Ted Koppel on Power Grid Warfare”
June 6: “Exxon: The Road Not Taken” July 22: “Using Dataminr to Find and Report the News”
October 26: “Educating Workers for Jobs in the New Economy” (Sponsored by Honda) November 15: “Robots are the Future: But Will They Take All Our Jobs?” (Sponsored by Honda)
August 19: “Book Talk: The Invisibles by Jesse Holland”
March 15: "Obesity 101"
September 13: “Alternatives to Opioids in Pain Management” (Sponsored by Iroko)
April 6: “How to Use Tableau Software to Create More Powerful Journalism”
September 21: “When Mental Health and First Aid Collide”
April 20: “Understanding Zika”
October 20: “Will Autonomous Cars Drive the Future of Transportation?” (Sponsored by Honda)
Want to suggest a webinar topic for us? Email: email@example.com
What Our Journalists Say
I think the variety of information was really what made it best. There was a lot to digest. And it was really wonderful to be learning in a group, with other super-interested colleagues around to discuss what we'd heard." Andrea de Leon NPR Confronting the Opioid Epidemic
A fellow snaps a photo of surgical tools during our obesity program.
Fellows ask a speaker questions after a session during our retirement program. June 2016
The presentations deepen your understanding of these different topics and may help you to understand other trends on the beat. It's also a great time to meet with a lot of sources at once." Jonnelle Marte The Washington Post
Aging and Retirement: Understanding Generational Changes
A three-and-a-half day training that will, hands down, make you a better journalist, a smarter reporter, and even a more compassionate human being." Steven Petrow The Washington Post and The New York Times The Complexities of Mental Health
Fellows listen to a lecture at Saint Elizabeths Hospital. September 2016
Paul Miller Alumni Group
More than 550 journalists have been Paul Miller fellows. The Paul Miller Alumni Group was formed to extend the benefits of the Paul Miller fellowship beyond the program year and to explore ways the fellows could â€œgive backâ€? to other journalists. In 2016, alumni returned to speak with current fellows and attended multiple networking happy hours.
A Paul Miller alum and panelist addresses fellows and other journalists about covering the Trump administration. December 2016
Other fellowships and awards Neela Banerjee, John H. Cushman Jr., David Hasemyer, Lisa Song InsideClimate News Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing
Tracy Lien Los Angeles Times Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists
Natalie Wolchover Quanta Magazine
Jared Hopkins Bloomberg News
Evert Clark / Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists
Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists
Washington, D.C. February 11, 2016
Annual Awards Dinner
The National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner recognizing journalistic achievement is one of the largest media dinners in Washington, bringing together more than 900 journalists, media, public relations and corporate executives, policy makers and trade groups. The 2016 dinner was held on February 11, 2016.
Diane Rehm The Diane Rehm Show and NPR W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism
Matt Fuller The Huffington Post Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress
John Harris and Jim Vandehei Politico Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award
Nigel Jaquiss Willamette Week Chairman’s Citation
Charlie Rose CBS This Morning and Charlie Rose Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
Rob Rogers Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons
Curtis Tate McClatchy Newspapers The “Feddie” Award for Reporting on Federal Rules and Local Impact
The Des Moines Register and Gannett Product Best Use of Technology in Journalism Award Tampa Bay Times Innovation in Journalism Award
NPF Board of Directors Executive Committee Kevin M. Goldberg Media Attorney, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC. Chair
Kevin Goldberg is a member of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC. and serves as legal counsel to the American Society of News Editors. His expertise is in First Amendment, Copyright and Trademark issues, especially those relating to newspaper and Internet publishing. He regularly advocates issues involving freedom of speech on behalf of press organizations. Kevin assists newspapers and television and radio stations in prepublication review of stories for possible legal problems.
Kathy Gest, a public affairs consultant, was most recently the director of public affairs at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Gest joined NDI in 2007 after a 30-year career in Washington, D.C., as a journalist, Capitol Hill staff member and public affairs consultant. When at Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick, Gest co-chaired the international practice, advising foreign governments, embassies, organizations and corporations seeking to achieve public policy goals in the U.S. and abroad.
Amos Snead Founding Partner, S3 Public Affairs
A founding partner at S3 Public Affairs, Amos plays a key role leveraging his in–depth experience working with leading print, broadcast and online journalists to counsel clients on digital communications and media strategies.
Kathy Gest Public Affairs Consultant
Secretary Jon Sawyer Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Treasurer Heather Dahl Co-founder, The Cynja Immediate Past Chair Jim Brady Founder & CEO Spirited Media Inc. Executive Committee Member Tom Rosenstiel Executive Director, American Press Institute Executive Committee Member
Jon Sawyer, is director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that funds independent reporting with the intent of raising the standard of media coverage of global affairs. He became the center’s founding director after a 31-year career with the St. Louis PostDispatch. Heather is the co-founder and CEO of The Cynja, a technology firm developing privacy and security applications to help consumers protect their digital lives. In addition, she’s co-author of The Cynja children’s book series. Jim Brady is the CEO of Spirited Media, which operates Billy Penn in Philadelphia and The Incline in Pittsburgh. Before entering the pure startup world, Jim served as Executive Editor of washingtonpost.com, Editor in Chief of Digital First Media, General Manager of TBD and as head of News and Sports for America Online. Author, journalist, researcher and media critic, Tom Rosenstiel is Executive Director of the American Press Institute and senior non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he was founder and for 16 years director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., and co-founder and vice chair of the Committee of Concerned Journalists.
Jeffrey Birnbaum President BGR Public Relations
Mark Pilipczuk Managing Director MAP Consulting, LLC
Peter Cherukuri President & CIO 1776
Charles Self President 227 International, LLC
George E. Condon White House Correspondent National Journal
Adam Sharp Former Head of News, Government and Elections Twitter, Inc.
Tom Davidson Gannett Product
Susan Swain Co-President and CEO C-SPAN
Robert DeFillippo Senior Counselor Zito Partners
Robyn Tomlin Managing Editor The Dallas Morning News
Imani Greene CEO/ Principal GreeneGroup
Julie Triolo Head of Global Business Marketing King Digital Entertainment
Ryan Grim Washington Bureau Chief The Huffington Post
John Walcott Foreign Policy and National Security Editor Thomson Reuters
Melinda Henneberger Opinion Writer Kansas City Star
*CURRENT AFFILIATIONS AS OF MARCH 2017
Current NPF Staff Sandy Johnson President & COO firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy K. Johnson joined the National years, overseeing coverage of the Press Foundation in October 2014 as federal government, elections and its president and COO. politics and working with AP journalists in all 50 states as well Johnson has held senior management as across the globe. She directed positions at several national news AP’s political coverage for 22 years, organizations, including The including 14 years of exit poll Associated Press, AARP Bulletin, the expertise and calling races. Center for Public Integrity, Stateline and Face The Facts USA. Under her direction, AP refused to call the 2000 presidential race for For most of her career, she managed George W. Bush despite enormous news coverage for The Associated pressure after the television Press in Washington, the wire networks made the erroneous service’s largest bureau. She was projection. She was a Pulitzer Washington Bureau Chief for 10 Prize finalist for her decision,
and subsequently was awarded the Presidential Award by the Associated Press Managing Editors. Johnson served on NPF’s Board of Directors from 2001-2014 and was Chairman of the Board from 20072008. She is a member of the National Press Club, Gridiron Club, ASNE and ONA. Her husband, Chuck Raasch, is a national reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Chris Adams Director of Training and Content email@example.com
Chris Adams joined the National Press Foundation in 2015 after more than 25 years as an investigative, political and business reporter and editor. He worked for the McClatchy and Knight-Ridder Washington bureaus; The Wall Street Journal’s Pittsburgh and Washington bureaus; and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He covered everything from the steel industry, to Wall Street insider trading cases, to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, to chimpanzee research, to widespread Medicaid
fraud, to a small-town sheriff.He was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times (2010, 1999 and 1996), and in 2000 was part of a six-person Journal team that won the Pulitzer for coverage of military spending issues. He has won several other honors, including those from the National Press Club (three times), the Gerald Loeb Award for outstanding business reporting (twice), the National Headliner Award, the George Polk Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the Worth Bingham Prize,
the Clark Mollenhoff Award, an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award, the Livingston Award, the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for best Washington reporting, and the Society of Professional Journalists Award for best Washington reporting. He teaches journalism at American University in Washington and also has taught at Northwestern University’s D.C. program.
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journalists and tour operators from throughout the world to the United States. Jenny was also a small business owner and licensed Massage Therapist. She holds a degree in Economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY.
and the Annual Awards Dinner. Previously, she served as NPF’s Jenny Ash-Maher joined NPF in Program Manager, coordinating January 2013, and in July 2015 took logistics for NPF’s programs. on the role of Director of Operations. Prior to joining NPF, Jenny was Jenny manages the organizational convention manager for the Travel operations of the foundation, Industry Association’s annual including finances, human resources international trade show, bringing
Tyler Mertins Digital Media Manager email@example.com
Tyler Mertins joined the National Press Foundation in September 2016. He produces media content for the NPF website, including video, audio, photos and graphics. He also manages the Evelyn Y. Davis Studios at NPF.
Mertins is a native of Morgantown, West Virginia, where he worked for West Virginia Radio Corp. as a video producer from 2011 to 2013. He went back to school to complete his master’s degree and moved to the Washington area after completing classwork in 2015. Before joining
NPF, he worked for the City of Laurel in Maryland as an editor, reporter and production assistant. Mertins is currently finishing his master’s in journalism from West Virginia University. He graduated from WVU with a bachelor’s in broadcast news in 2011.
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Jesse Schneider joined the National Press Foundation in January of 2017. As program manager, he coordinates logistics for NPF’s programs. Previously, Schneider organized events for Hillary Clinton and her surrogates across the country as a press advance associate for Hillary for America.
Prior to his campaign experience, Schneider worked as a college counselor and instructor at The Armory Foundation in New York City and as an English and mathematics teacher in Madrid, Spain.
Schneider earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish language and literature from New York University in 2009.
2016 Interns Isbella Diaz
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2016 sponsors: Bayer Prudential Financial, Inc. Mayo Clinic Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. Monsanto American Society of Addiction Medicine Honda Kiplinger Mazda Foundation Open Society Foundations Pew Charitable Trusts World Health Organization Bloomberg Politico Luv U Project Consumer Technology Association Shatterproof Taishoff Family Foundation Toyota
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