All-expenses-paid media training
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Training Dates: April 10-15, 2018, San Diego, CA
Are opioids and other drugs overwhelming your community? The National Press Foundation and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are offering a special all-expenses-paid opportunity for 15 journalists to take a deep dive into the opioids crisis. Over three days, NPF training will address: the science of addiction; public attitudes about and understanding of the disease, including the stigma often attached to it; the latest clinical recommendations for effective treatment; trends in substance use; current public policy debates including criminal justice efforts and sober living residences; impacts on families and communities; and more. With this grounding in hand, journalists will then cover the three-day American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, with full access to presenters and abstracts.
The NPF training is April 10-12; the ASAM Annual Conference runs the evening of April 12-15. Both are in San Diego.
The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs, conference registration fees and most meals. It is open to all U.S.-based journalists. Applicants must commit to attend the NPF training and the ASAM conference.