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National Press Foundation offers four-day workshop on retirement

March 23, 2009

Fast-changing financial conditions have pushed retirement further into the future for some, and made it impossible for others. Many current retirees have been forced to cut expenses or go back to work – or both.

A four-day, all-expenses-paid seminar for journalists explores the transformed world of retirement investment and the impact of the international financial crisis. It will look at the outlook on retirement and how Americans may plan for it in the future, as well as the demographics and basic terminology needed to write about retirement issues.

Business, consumer and lifestyle writers and editors, as well as editorial writers, will take away a wealth of new story ideas, sources and methods.

Topics under consideration: What do I do now? New financial strategies in retirement; Long-term outlook for entitlement programs; Changing lifestyle expectations in retirement; Women’s issues in retirement; Writing about financial issues for broadcast; and more. Journalists will have on-the-record access to experts from the federal government, AARP, the Brookings Institution and other reputable think tanks, and will visit appropriate Washington venues.

Interested fellows may attend a reception at Nationals Park during a game with the San Francisco Giants, courtesy of the funder, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Please submit the application form, a cover letter explaining your interest in the program, a brief bio, three clips, and one letter of recommendation from a supervisor.  Visit the National Press Foundation’s Web site for more information and application form. This program runs May 31-June 3 in Washington D.C. Apply by Monday, April 6.

The National Press Foundation is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that develops issue-based training programs for journalists around the world.

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