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Free, four-day program in DC on Cancer Issues

The deadline is rapidly approaching to apply for our fifth, all-expenses-paid, educational program on cancer issues. The program runs from December 11-14, 2011, in Washington DC. Experts will speak on the record, with plenty of time for Q&A. Topics will include: the latest research and its implications for cervical, prostate, breast and other cancers, along with behavioral and social issues. Leading experts will discuss controversies related to screening and treatment; the agenda will include at least one field trip to a relevant location in the nation’s capital. This program is for US-based journalists. Apply by 5:00 PM EST, Monday, October 17 , 2011. Click here for more information and to apply.

An explosion of genetic understanding has opened new avenues of research on cancer, in all its complexity. Both treatment and prevention could ultimately be transformed by new knowledge of oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and the molecular defects that drive cancer. We are coming to understand more and more about the association between behavior and lifestyle and the susceptibility to cancer development. This four-day immersion in cancer issues will help journalists understand the latest research and its implications for cervical, prostate, breast and other cancers. Leading experts also will discuss controversies related to screening and treatment; the agenda will include at least one field trip to a relevant location in the nation’s capital. This is NPF’s fifth on-the-record cancer issues program, to be held in Washington, D.C. December 11-14. Resources from last year’s program are here. Fellowships include airfare, lodging and most meals.   The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM EST Monday, October 17, 2011.   Applications from outside the US and Canada will not be considered.

Sixteen fellowships will be awarded to selected print, broadcast and online journalists.  Applications are encouraged from journalists who have experience covering the social, economic and societal impact of cancer, as well as those with a background in science and medical reporting. To apply:

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Submit a letter of support from a supervisor (if you are an independent journalist you may include a letter from a previous supervisor or editor you work with frequently).
  • Submit two samples of your journalistic work.  If you’re an editor, send samples of work you have edited.

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST Monday, October 17.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Applications from outside the US and Canada will not be considered. Selected journalists will be notified 2 to 4 weeks after the application deadline.

This program is underwritten by Pfizer Inc. Our guidelines for program sponsors are here.

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The National Press Foundation is a 501-c-3 that conducts free, all-expenses-paid programs for journalists around the country and internationally. Since 1976, the National Press Foundation has provided professional development opportunities to more than 5,000 editors, producers and reporters, helping them to better understand and explain the impact of public policy on readers and viewers. Programs held in the nation’s capital, around the country, and overseas bring journalists together with leading authorities to discuss significant issues ranging from agriculture and economics to politics and zoology.

Apply Now

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This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer, Inc. and the NPF Programs Fund.

Click here for funding info.

TruckerBOO!!!!!!!!

 Truckeroo DC is back this Halloween weekend with TruckerBOO!

Trick, Treat and Eat with 25+ food trucks.

Event info & official link

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Red Bull EmSee  is a FREE to attend battle series designed to find the best freestyle rappers in the country and give them a national platform to show their skills and earn acclaim.

This year’s eight-city tour stops in DC at The Fillmore. The Trill OG: Bun B playing master of ceremonies. Up-and-comer Big K.R.I.T alongside veteran emcees Joe Budden and Devin the Dude will be doing double duty and judges and performers.

The winner of the DC qualifier will advance to the finals in Atlanta this fall where he’ll vie for the national championship and an opportunity to record with a headlining producer of his choice. For information on other Red Bull EmSee tour stops, please visit http://www.redbullusa.com/emsee.

The winner of the D.C. qualifier will advance to the Red Bull EmSee finals in Atlanta this fall, where all 2011 qualifiers will vie for the national championship and an opportunity to record with a headlining producer of their choice.

Red Bull EmSee Host: Bun B
Date and Time: Monday, October 24, 2011 – Doors open at 7:00 p.m. (18+) – Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Fillmore – 8656 Colesville Road – Silver Spring, MD
Social: Twitter: @redbullDC  |  #rbemsee

 Click here for more info.