Today there is increasing corporate pressure to deliver the cheapest form of “surface news.” Less and less money is budgeted for investigative, in-depth reporting and storytelling. So, we have chosen to celebrate the films that bring us the deeper stories – below the superficial – stories that reveal corruption or injustice or criminality and sometimes even of human accomplishments and triumphs.
The Veritas Award honors movies based on or inspired by true stories and real people, and this year we have selected 12 outstanding films for our members to choose from. Click here to cast your vote!
Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting – Deadline Jan. 15
ENTER NOW for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.
There’s no entry fee and it’s open to 2017 reporting on any platform. The prize honors the late Robin Toner of The New York Times and has a $5,000 award. It’s sponsored by the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
Deadline is Jan. 15 by 11:59 p.m. Click here for more information!
Why Americans are Working Longer – All Expenses Paid Media Training
Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018
Training Dates: March 11-14, 2018, Washington, D.C.
The statistics tell the tale: Every day 10,000 Americans turn 65, and 20 percent of people in that age group are employed or looking for work – the highest rate since 1962.
Over four days, journalists will learn about older workers and the labor market; new models for retirement; the future of Social Security and retirement savings; the gig economy; workforce discrimination; and how workers’ health impacts all of that. They’ll also learn what other countries are doing that the U.S. isn’t.
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 program is provided by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.