DEADLINE: USC Annenberg Data Fellowship

Event Date: 
September 7, 2018
The best journalism these days wraps scrupulous data analysis in compelling narratives. The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism would like to help you with the data analysis part of the equation through our all-expenses-paid 2018 Data Fellowship, which offers an intensive training institute,  grants of $2000 to $4,000 to help with reporting an ambitious project and six months of expert mentoring. 
The Fellowship was previously limited to California-based journalists, but new foundation support enables us to offer journalists from other states the same opportunity.

Founded 15 years ago, the Center for Health Journalism at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, is known nationally as the pre-eminent training program nationally for journalists on community health and children's issues.  

We'll bring journalists to Los Angeles at our expense from October 17-20; provide four days of intensive training in data acquisition, cleansing, analysis and visualization techniques; and then send them home to work on a substantive reporting project. The sessions will be led by two of the nation's most respected data journalists -- Paul Overberg, a data reporter for the Wall St. Journal, and Stanford Professor Cheryl Phillips, former data innovation editor at the Seattle Times -- with assistance from other top data journalists from around the country.  We'll also bring your editor to L.A. for a half-day Editor-Fellow Workshop.

Read more here.

Note: The deadline for applicants from outside California is September 7 (August 27, 2018 for California applicants).  We require applicants to have a conversation in advance of applying with one of our Senior Fellows. Email Martha Shirk at to arrange.
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