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DEADLINE: USC Annenberg National Health Journalism Fellowship
USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism is calling for applications for its National Health Journalism Fellowship, Jul 20-24, 2020. Each year we bring 20 or more competitively selected professional journalists from print, broadcast, ethnic and online media outlets to the University of Southern California campus for an all-expenses-paid journalism institute. Deadline is May 26.
It is designed for journalists who want to do groundbreaking reporting on vulnerable children and families and the community conditions that contribute to their well-being. It is supported by generous grants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The California Endowment.
Now in its 13th year, the 2020 National Fellowship offers five days of informative and stimulating discussions, plus reporting grants of $2,000-$10,000, engagement grants of up to $2,000 and six months of expert mentoring as Fellows work on ambitious explanatory or investigative projects. In all its training institutes, the Center emphasizes impact journalism, solutions journalism and community engagement approaches that help journalists to make a difference.
Journalists writing for ethnic media are strongly encouraged to apply.
To ensure the health of participants as the nation continues to confront COVID-19, we will offer the National Fellowship as a virtual program over an online platform. The Fellowship will be held for roughly five hours a day (8 a.m.-1p.m. PDT/11 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT from July 20-24). In addition, Fellows will be expected to participate in four remote programs once a month from August through November 2020 of two to three hours each.
Note: The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism provides grants of up to $10,000 for reporting on critical health issues facing underserved communities.
Applications for the Dennis Hunt grants must be filed through our online application link, which is activated in mid February. The same application is used for the National Health Journalism Fellowship and the Dennis Hunt grants. However, applicants for a Dennis Hunt grant should submit a project proposal that focuses on a community health issue and should include a budget requesting a specific grant amount ($2,500-$10,000) and indicating how they would spend it. Grantees are expected to attend all sessions of the all-expenses-paid National Health Journalism Fellowships, which will be held in July.