DEADLINE: 2014 National Health Journalism Fellowship

Event Date: 
April 1, 2014

USC Annenberg's California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships program is offering $2,000-$10,000 reporting grants to underwrite investigative or explanatory journalism projects on substantive health issues, including environmental health. The grants all include participation in The National Health Journalism Fellowship, which allows journalists to step away from their daily routines to spend five days in Los Angeles exploring topics related to "Health and Place," or how neighborhood and work environments impact health and life expectancy. This intensive mini fellowship will help you understand how community health, health policy and the nation's growing ethnic diversity intersect. You'll come away from the experience with a multitude of story ideas and sources, new insights into what community influences contribute to personal health, and funds to pursue an important health-related reporting project.

Based at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, the National Fellowship is open to print, broadcast, and online journalists from around the country. National Fellows receive meals, travel, and lodging, plus a $2,000 stipend upon publication or broadcast of a major fellowship project on almost any domestic health issue. The 2014 Fellowship will be held from July 13-17. The deadline for applications is April 1.

In conjunction with the National Fellowship, we also administer the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, which provides grants of $2,500 to $10,000 to support projects that examine the effects of a specific factor or confluence of factors on the health of disadvantaged communities, such as joblessness, health disparities, pollution, violence, land use, urban development, access to health care, and access to healthy food. To figure out whether a Hunt grant is right for you, click here for more information.

Competition for all the grants is open to both newsroom staffers and freelancers who contribute to print, broadcast, and online news outlets. A minimum of three years of professional experience is preferred. The stipends and grants can be used to defray reporting and publishing-related costs such as travel, website development, database acquisition and analysis, environmental testing, translation services and a journalist's otherwise uncompensated time.

Applicants must join ReportingonHealth.org, a Web 2.0 community.

Event Details
Contact Name: 
Martha Shirk
Contact Email: 
CaHealth@usc.edu
Organization: 
The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
Site: 
University of Southern California