The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to “make good journalists better.” It educates journalists on the complex issues of the day and train them to use the latest reporting tools and techniques. The foundation recognizes and encourages excellence in journalism through its awards and fellowships.
Since 1976, the foundation has provided in-person professional development opportunities to thousands of editors, producers and reporters, helping them better understand and explain the effects of public policy on readers and viewers. All NPF programming is free and on the record.
Prior to the novel coronavirus, NPF programs were held in the nation’s capital, around the United States and overseas. During the global pandemic, It is offering all-virtual training, and continuing to bring journalists together with leading authorities to discuss significant issues ranging from health and economics to politics and policy. NPF produces digital curriculum from these fellowships and briefings that are posted to our website, allowing journalists across the world to access the best expertise and enhance their reporting.
Journalists are currently under fire, overworked, underpaid, and too often threatened with violence. The landscape for media continues to deteriorate with widespread layoffs, newsroom closures, mistrust, and disinformation. Against this grim background, the National Press Foundation’s mission—making good journalists better—has become more necessary than ever.