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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 19-23, 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 March 27.
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. The 2018 National Fellowship brought 24 journalists from around the country to Los Angeles in July 2018 for five days of intensive training on community health issues and the impact on health of adverse experiences in childhood. Each Fellow returned home to spend the next six months working on a substantive community health, child welfare or health policy project, assisted with a reporting grant of $2,000-$10,000 and six months of mentoring by one of our Senior Fellows.
Journalists writing for ethnic media are strongly encouraged to apply.
Note: The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism provides grants of $2,500 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.