THE NATIONAL PRESS FOUNDATION Annual Repor t 2015
Making Good Journalists Better
The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.
From the President Sandy Johnson | President & C.O.O.
2016 marks NPF’s 40th year of training and educating journalists, a milestone that gives us the opportunity to look back at four decades of progress and to relish what’s ahead. From the hot-type era of news to today’s digital wizardry, one thing has remained constant: NPF’s dedication to core journalism values. NPF’s mission of educating journalists on the complex issues of the day is now complemented with toolbox training to keep them abreast of the latest technology. Our most-popular training module illustrates our trajectory: NPF’s most-viewed video is a tutorial on how to use the data visualization tool Tableau. We produce webinars and video in our state-of-the-art studio, all to augment our mission
of educating journalists on critical issues, from personalized medicine to monetary policy to the scourge of tuberculosis. We trained hundreds of journalists in person in 2015, and thousands more through our digital curriculum. NPF trained international journalists on tobacco regulation issues in Abu Dhabi, and on tuberculosis and related health concerns in Cape Town. We educated U.S. journalists on precision medicine at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and we took journalists to St. Louis to learn about farm and food sustainability.
Paul Miller training for journalists who are new to Washington. We introduced Master Class videos of the best in journalism, and Book Talks with journalists whose books are making headlines. 2016 is shaping up as another busy year of “Making Good Journalists Better.” We relish the challenge. Cheers!
In our home base in Washington, D.C., our programs were plentiful: retirement and aging issues; covering violent weather; new research in cancer; the federal budget; covering Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.; and our 9-month
NPF’s mission of educating journalists on the complex issues of the day is now complemented with toolbox training to keep them abreast of the latest technology.
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TOP VIEWED VIDEOS OF 2015 Tableau Tutorial (Paul Miller) Entrepreneurship in China (China)
Metabolic Flexibility (Obesity)
US - China Business Partners (China)
Painkiller Addiction (Webinar)
The Challenge of MDR-TB (Lung Health)
The New Challenge of E-Cigarettes (Lung Health)
The Chinese Middle Class (China)
Paying for Health Care in Retirement (Retirement)
Top 5 journalism ideas of 2015 (Adam Sharp)
WHAT WE DO
Fellows explore organic tomatoes at Biver Farms in Edwardsville, Illinois. July 2015
You have set my standards very high for any other fellowships or programs I may do in the future. Madeleine Stix, CNN
Food Farm Sustainability
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 social 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 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. Journalist to Journalist media 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. This leads to more accurate and more thorough coverage of the topic.
Our Content Online NPF built a new website in 2015 to showcase the rapidly expanding curriculum from our training programs, which includes video, audio, slide presentations, photos and stories from each speaker. Check us out at www.nationalpress.org
Webinars In 2015, NPF produced and broadcast 24 webinars on topics ranging from health care, politics, multimedia, and business.
Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship
Tobacco's Global Impact
Capitol Hill Issues Briefings
Whatâ€™s New in TB Research?
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Cape Town, South Africa
Disease Outbreak: Measles and Vaccines Washington, DC
Precision Medicine: Health Care Tailored for You Rochester, Minnesota
Reporting Retirement: Finding New Angles Washington, DC
Food, From Farm to Table St. Louis, Missouri
Guang Li, a journalist with the Phoenix
Weekly in China, speaks with Monique
Davids after a press conference at the Lung Health Media Training in Cape Town, South Africa.
Speakers at 2015 NPF Training Dr. David Ahlquist
Cheryl A.M. Anderson
Dr. Dusica Babovic-
Lisa Marsh Ryerson
Robert T. Fraley
Lisa M. Safarian
Dr. Harry A. Lando
Dr. Richard Saitz
Michael J. Frank
Mary Beth Franklin
Dr. Mark Frye
Kem Knapp Sawyer
Dr. Dean Schraufnagel
Dr. Anne Schuchat
Brett D. Begemann
Cherise P. Scott
Prof. Dr. Judith Mackay
Dr. Gary Gibbons
Dr. Scott Sherman
Dr. Stuart Gitlow
Dr. Judy Boughey
Patricia Estrada McCabe
Dr. Tibor Szilagyi
Lee H. Hamilton
Dr. Robert V. Tauxe
Mary Agnes Carey
Dr. E. Jane Carter
Dr. Frank Chaloupka
Julie Hirschfeld Davis
Matthew L. Myers
Dr. Ronald Waldman
Army Col. Steven Warren
Dr. Richard Weinshilboum
Alexander S. Parker
Dr. Ron Petersen
Dr. Roderic Pettigrew
Dr. Robert Diasio
Dr. Vinayak Mohan Prasad
Ronald A. Yaros
Dr. Mario Raviglione
Dr. Aamir Javed Khan
Dr. John Kisiel
Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship The Paul Miller Fellowship is an education program for DC-based journalists. Through nine day-long seminars (once a month, from September through June) this fellowship program provides a primer on Washington agencies, institutions and issues. It offers fresh sources, story ideas and unparalleled opportunities to get to know and learn from other journalists. On-the-record access to officials, experts and seasoned journalists, along with field trips, enhance and add insight to journalistsâ€™ work.
This program was funded by Mazda Foundation.
John Mulligan, media relations coordinator at the Senate Press Gallery, gives the fellows a tour at the U.S. Capitol.
Money Counts in DC
Covering Congress with visit to Capitol Hill
White House and Health
Multimedia Journalism and FOIA
Covering the Conventions/Pentagon and Defense Reporting
Supreme & Federal Courts with visit to Supreme Court
Enterprise and Investigation
Fellows in the Radio/ TV Gallery at the U.S. House of Representatives.
2015â€”2016 Paul Miller Fellows Real Clear Politics
James Arkin Lisa Babb
Kiplinger Washington Editors Center for Public Integrity
Michael Beckel Rebecca Beitsch
Michael Biesecker Associated Press Mikayla Bouchard
Eliza Collins Ian Duncan
The New York Times
The Baltimore Sun
Marissa Evans Shannon Firth
CQ Roll Call Medpage
Tamar Hallerman Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Government Executive FedScoop
Peter Olsen-Phillips Chronicle of Higher Education and Philanthropy Rachel Quester
Dorey Scheimer Cox Media Group Tammy Thueringer Graham Vyse
Capitol Hill Issues Briefings Capitol Hill Issues Briefings are half-day programs sponsored by the National Press Foundation, The Center on Congress at Indiana University, CQ Roll Call and the Regional Reporters Association. They cover current issues and are open to all journalists. The briefings are held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Panelists include jounalists and other experts who clarify issues through presentations, discussions and Q+A.
2015 Topics Federal Budget: Return to Regular Order? FAA Reauthorization
Journalists look on during a panel discussion about the Pope's visit to the United States. August 2015
Covering the Pope: Policy and Politics Making Sense of the Federal Budget
This program was funded by AARP and the United Nations Foundation.
Disease Outbreak: Measles and Vaccines
Washington, DC February 2015
Maggie Fox from NBC News and TODAY shares tips about where to find resources for statistics about measles.
This program was funded by Bayer.
Rochester, Minnesota May 2015
Precision Medicine: Health Care Tailored To You
Fellows take notes during a tour of the biobank lab.
NPFâ€™s four-day educational program, Precision Medicine: Health Care Tailored For You, introduced journalists to important aspects of individualized medicine. A suite of resources for journalists and others, created with training elements, has been viewed nearly 1,800 times so far. We developed a lineup of topics and speakers that was strategically timed to take advantage of media interest following President Obamaâ€™s Precision Medicine Initiative.
Fellows Arthur Allen
The Huffington Post
The Detroit News
Gretchen Cuda-Kroen Paige Cunningham Jeanne Erdmann
Gillian Mohney ABCNews.com
Washington Examiner Freelance Health and Science Journalist
Samantha Olson Jeff Ostrowski
Palm Beach Post
TIME Washington Business Journal
The Los Angeles Times
Jacque Wilson This program was funded by Mayo Clinic.
Reuters News The Boston Globe
Reporting Retirement: Finding New Angles
Washington, DC June 2015
A fellow takes a picture of the U.S. Capitol from the Newseum balcony. June 2015
Financial and social preparedness for retirement is an increasing part of our public discourse, and the target audience for information grows larger every day. This knowledge fueled the enthusiasm of journalists who were accepted into NPFâ€™s four-day workshop on Reporting Retirement: Finding New Angles. Over several days, the fellows were exposed to experts from the insurance and financial industries, social scientists, government analysts, authors and more to help them master the basics and think more broadly about retirement stories.
Fellows Ann Brenoff
The Huffington Post
WXIA-TV & WATL-TV
Barbara Peters Smith
Angela Kennecke Randy Leonard
CQ Roll Call
Larry Lipman AARP Bulletin
Sarasota Herald Tribune
Mainebiz Newport Mercury
Janine Weisman Paul Wiseman
This program was funded by Prudential Financial.
St. Louis, Missouri July 2015
Food, From Farm to Table
Jennifer Moran, farm manager at Biver Farm, Sandy Johnson and Craig Bussmann, owner of Bussmann's Organic Farm, speak with fellows. July 2015 From the rotting lettuce in your personal trash to the weather drones buzzing over an Illinois cornfield, the hottest topics in the food universe energized the National Press Foundationâ€™s Food, From Farm to Table training. NPF created a suite of resources for journalists and others, whose elements have so far been viewed nearly 3,800 times. NPF developed and implemented an agenda of presentations, tours, Q&A sessions and field trips that introduced journalists to important aspects of the U.S. food production system.
Fellows Tim Barker
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Tracy Brown Associated Press Joe Fassler
The New Food Economy NPR
The Washington Post
Tamar Haspel Jesse Hirsch Robert Holly
Edible Brooklyn Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
Jenny Hopkinson Frances Kuo
Capital Public Radio
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Amy Joi Oâ€™Donoghue
The Joplin Globe
Sarah Okeson Laura Reiley
Tampa Bay Times
Harvest Public Media/KUNC
The Gainesville Sun
Janelle Stecklein Madeleine Stix
This program was funded by Monsanto, the American Farm Bureau Federation, AARP Foundation and the Organic Trade Association.
International Tobacco's Global Impact
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 2015
Fellows celebrate their graduation from the program.
NPF’s first-ever training at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health brought increased media attention to the critical issues of global tobacco control at a time when new products and old producers threaten to cancel out or stall decades of progress. Twenty journalists were selected as fellows from 280 applications. Eighteen of these attended the media training—two were denied visas. They hailed from 13 countries, all of which face significant tobacco challenges.
Fellows Radio Nigeria, Nigeria
Solomon Adebayo Md Zahirul Alam Naida Azizova
China Daily, China
Freelance Journalist, Russia CBN/NTN24, Brazil
Kateryna Levchenko Eva Merkacheva
The Economic Times, India
Freelance Journalist, Ukraine
The Indian Express, India
VPRO Dutch TV Public Broadcasting, Indonesia
Sanoma Media, Ukraine
Inter Press Service, Philippines
The Lancet, Iraq
Foreign Correspondent, Argentina
NTV Int’ TV Channel Ltd, Bangladesh Kamilia Lahrichi
Carolina MartInez Castillo Soma Das
The Moskovsky Komsomolets, Russia
The Times of India, India
Xinhua News Agency, China Star Newspaper, Kenya
Jekki Bryan Pascual Mahwish Qayyum
ABS-CBN News Channel, Philippines
Gulf News, Pakistan
This program was funded by and organized in conjunction with the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Additional funds were provided by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Programs Cape Town, South Africa December 2015
Whatâ€™s New in Tuberculosis Research?
Nurul Islam Hasib, a journalist who works with bdnews24.com in Bangladesh, asks a question during a press conference.
Every third person in the world has latent tuberculosis. This sobering statistic set the stage for the National Press Foundationâ€™s seventh Journalist-to-Journalist training on TB. NPF trained 14 journalists in Cape Town and then launched them into reporting on the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Ten experts presented the latest research on TB to the journalists; they were joined by two accomplished journalists, who discussed story-telling and reporting techniques with them.
Fellows Bukola Adebayo
Punch Newspapers, Nigeria
Freelance: Health24; Discovery; Lewis, South Africa
NDTV 24X7, India
Newspaper Metro, Russia
Katharine Child Nurul Islam Hasib Guang Li Na Li
The Times, South Africa bdnews24.com, Bangladesh
Phoenix Weekly, China
Xinhua News Agency, China
Mumbai Mirror, India Radio Okapi, DRC
Teena Thacker The Asian Age/Deccan Chronicle, India Daniel Tonga
Prime Television, Zambia
Financial Gazette, Zimbabwe
Monitor Publications Limited, Uganda
This program was organized in conjunction with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Primary funding was provided by the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership. Additional funds were provided by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and TB Alliance.
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.
2015 Webinars January 7: "Lessons Learned: Covering Ebola"
April 13: "Covering Global Business"
September 21: “Behind the Numbers: The CBO Story”
January 15: "Writing About Healthy Food and Eating Well"
April 23: “Lessons From Rolling Stone”
September 24: "What’s Next? Biosimilars"
January 28: "Making Sense of Federal Dollars and Cents"
May 20: “Precision Medicine 101” broadcast from Rochester, Minnesota
October 5: “Checking in with the Fact-Checkers”
February 2: “SCOTUSblog: 5 things every reporter needs to know to cover the Supreme Court” February 18: “Master Class: Alberto Ibarguen” February 19: “Master Class: Gilbert Bailon” February 23: “Disease Outbreak: Measles and Vaccines” February 24: "Latest in Addiction Research" March 4: “Master Class: Laurie Garrett”
June 2: “Book Talk: Thomas Lee”
October 18: “Master Class: Linda Deutsch”
June 9: “Older Workers: The Challenges”
November 2: "Congressional Reporting 101"
June 30: "Gay Marriage: Reporting What's Next" August 3: "Covering the Pope: Policy and Politics" August 11: "The Cost of Violent Weather" September 10: "Biologics 101" September 17: "Regulation and Prevalence of Bio-Tech Drugs"
Click on the title of any webinar to navigate to the online content.
Want to suggest a webinar topic for us? Email: email@example.com
What Our Journalists Say
Action-packed, fast-paced and demanding. Energizing. Easily the best-run and most coherent learning opportunity I have had as a journalist. Barbara Peters Smith Sarasota Herald-Tribune Retirement
Reporting Retirement fellow at the Newseum. June 2015
The Mayo biobank is able to splice tissue in several parts to study and test each piece. May 2015
The program was tremendous, a blend of clinical care, scientific research, mental and physical health, ethics, and the economics of health care and insurance. Bravo!
Gail MarksJarvis Chicago Tribune
I will be forever grateful to the National Press Foundation for this opportunity. I'm much better prepared now than I was before the conference, to cover tobaccorelated stories.
Carolina Martinez Castillo CBN/NTN24, Brazil Tobacco Control
Fellows take notes during tobacco session. March 2015
Paul Miller Alumni Group
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 2015, alumni returned to speak with current fellows.
Paul Miller alumni and panelists Mike Bender (Bloomberg) and Emily Cahn (CQ Roll Call) address fellows about covering campaigns. October 2015
Other fellowships and awards Liana B. Baker Reuters
Madhumita Venkataramanan WIRED, BBC
Wharton Seminars for
Evert Clark / Seth Payne Award
for Young Science Writers
Josh Salman Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Lisa Song, David Hasemyer, Jim Morris, Greg Gilderman InsideClimate News, Center for Public Integrity, The Weather Channel
Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists
Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing
32nd Annual Awards Dinner
Washington, DC February 2015
The National Press Foundation Annual Awards Dinner recognizing journalistic achievement is one of the largest media dinners in Washington, bringing together more than 1,000 journalists, media, public relations and corporate executives, policy makers and trade groups. The 2015 dinner was held on February 18, 2015.
Awardees Alberto Ibarguen John S. and James L. Knight Foundation W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism
Gregory Johnsen, John Stanton and Kate Nocera BuzzFeed News Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress
Gilbert Bailon St. Louis Post-Dispatch Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award
Drew Griffin CNN Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress
George Stephanopoulos ABC News Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Thomas Frank USA Today The “Feddie” Award for Reporting on Federal Rules and Local Impact
Brian Krebs KrebsOnSecurity Chairman’s Citation Clay Bennett Chattanooga Times Free Press Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher Re/code Excellence in Online Journalism Award
NPF Board of Directors Executive Committee Heather Dahl Co-founder, The Cynja LLC Chair
Kevin M. Goldberg Media Attorney, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC. Vice Chair
Kathryn Gest Public Affairs Consultant Secretary
Johanna Schneider Communications and Public Policy Consultant Treasurer Tom Rosenstiel Executive Director, American Press Institute Executive Committee Member Amos Snead Founder and Partner, Bryant Row Executive Committee Member
Heather is the co-founder and CEO of The Cynja LLC, a multi-platform media company focused on introducing children to the world of technology. In addition, she coauthored The Cynja Volume 1, Field Instruction Manual and her third book in the series will be released this spring. 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.
Johanna Schneider has served as the Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller. She has played a key role in successfully managing communications for over 30 years, moving from reporter and anchor to top posts in government—Congress, the Executive Branch—and in the business arena. Tom Rosenstiel is the Executive Director of the American Press Institute. Prior to that, he designed the Project for Excellence in Journalism and directs its activities. He also serves as vice chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, an initiative engaged in conducting a national conversation among journalists about standards and values. The founding Partner at Byrant Row, LLC, Amos Snead 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. Amos is a frequent contributor on Fox News and a recognized leader in communications.
John Walcott Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
John Walcott, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University was most recently Team Leader for National Security and Foreign Affairs at Bloomberg News. Previously, he was the Chief Content Officer and Editor-in-Chief of SmartBrief. He has been McClatchyâ€™s Washington Bureau Chief and foreign editor and national editor of U.S. News & World Report.
Immediate Past Chair
Board Members Jeffrey Birnbaum President BGR Public Relations
Mark Pilipczuk Managing Director MAP Consulting, LLC
Jim Brady Founder & CEO Spirited Media Inc.
Jon Sawyer Executive Director Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Peter Cherukuri Senior VP of Advertising and Business Development Politico
H. Andrew Schwartz Senior VP for External Relations Center for Strategic and International Studies
George E. Condon White House Correspondent National Journal
Charles Self President 227 International, LLC
Tom Davidson UNCTV
Adam Sharp Head of News, Government and Elections Twitter, Inc.
Robert DeFillippo Senior Consultant Zito Partners
Susan Swain President and Co-COO C-SPAN
Imani Greene CEO/ Principal GreeneGroup
Robyn Tomlin Managing Editor The Dallas Morning News
Melinda Henneberger Editor-in-Chief Roll Call
Julie Triolo Head of Global Business Marketing, Media & Sponsorships Yahoo!
Kevin McCormally Chief Content Officer Kiplinger Washington Editors *CURRENT AFFILIATIONS AS OF MARCH 2016
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 and the Gridiron Club. Her husband, Chuck Raasch, is a national reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Both are distinguished alumni of South Dakota State University.
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.
Jenny Ash- Maher Director of Operations firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Reyna Abigale Levine Digital Media Director email@example.com
States Holocaust Memorial Museum Reyna Abigale Levine joined and as project assistant to artist NPF in June 2013. She manages and curator, Michal Heiman in Tel nationalpress.org, NPF’s social media Aviv, Israel. She graduated from the presence, and produces live webinars. Corcoran College of Art + Design Prior to joining NPF, Reyna worked with a MA degree in New Media as a photographer at the United and Photojournalism May 2013.
Prior to her MA, Reyna received a BA in Photography and Middle East Studies from Smith College in May 2011.
Isbella Diaz Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to joining NPF, Isbella worked as programming assistant Isbella Diaz joined NPF in December of news for Washington’s WMAL 2015. She is in charge of both 630 radio station, reporting and domestic and international program writing on both international and logistics as well as event and program local Washington issues. Isbella marketing. She also manages NPF’s also worked for both the digital social media presence. media and talk show teams at
CCTV America. She maintained the channel’s social media accounts, website and online broadcasts.
Nkongho Beteck Intern
Iana Kozelsky Intern
Katie Nelson Intern
Ji Hoon Heo Intern
Shanza Lewis Intern
Isbella graduated from American University with a MA in International Media in 2015 and a BA in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.
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