The National Fellowship helps journalists and their newsrooms report deeply and authoritatively on the health, welfare and well-being of children, families and communities. The program prepares Fellows to report a major enterprise health or social well-being reporting project in the months that follow our initial week of intensive learning in Los Angeles.
The National Fellowship provides journalists a chance to step away from breaking news to take a deep look together at pervasive social and economic inequities in the United States, and the lasting health effects of systemic racism and exclusion on families and communities. The program places strong emphasis on the ways in which environmental and community conditions can influence how long and how well we live. The program helps Fellows craft projects that engage communities from the start, and shares hard-won insights on how to land big projects that deliver maximum impact on the health and well-being of communities. These are projects that change laws and change minds.
Fellows join the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism for a busy in-person learning intensive, where they have a chance to have intimate conversations with nationally renowned health experts, policy analysts and community health leaders, from top journalists in the field, and from each other. That’s followed by ongoing mentoring and virtual meetings to support Fellows across the finish line.
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