USC Annenberg To Give Away Reporting/Training Stipends

Journalists, pay attention: the USC Annenberg School of Journalism is giving away 30 fellowships to staffers and freelancers interested in health stories (not just on the health beat).

Twenty of the fellowships carry a $2,000 stipend and give journalists five days of training. The remaining ten receive the same training but between $2,500 and $10,000. To get the bigger award, your coverage needs to be focused on community health.

Apply here by May 2, 2011, or read the full announcement after the jump.

All-Expenses-Paid Opportunities

At USC Annenberg

With $2,000-$10,000 Stipends

For Reporting on Health

When: July 24-29, 2011

Where: Los Angeles

Deadline to Apply May 2, 2011

Step away from your daily routine to spend a week in Los Angeles exploring the role that factors such as race, ethnicity, pollution, violence, and transportation and land-use policy play in prospects for good health. You’ll come away with a multitude of story ideas and sources, new insights into what shapes health, and funds to produce a substantive journalistic project.

Based at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism, The National Health Journalism Fellowship and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism are open to print, broadcast, and online journalists from around the country. We’re looking for any journalist with a passion for health stories, not just those on the health beat. National fellows receive meals, travel, and lodging plus a $2,000 stipend upon publication or broadcast of a major Fellowship project. Dennis Hunt Fund grantees attend the National Fellowship and receive reporting stipends of $2,500 to $10,000. To encourage collaboration between mainstream and ethnic media, preference will be given to applicants who propose a joint project for use by both media outlets. Click here to help you decide which option is right for you. The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships program at USC oversees both opportunities.

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