Who can apply?
- California-based professional journalists (including freelancers and national correspondents with California-focused projects). The Center for Health Journalism has accepted reporters in the past across all levels, from the smallest rural newspapers to national outlets.
The Center for Health Journalism give preference to:
- Applicants who have a minimum of three years of professional journalism experience
- Reporters pursuing collaborative projects between mainstream and ethnic news outlets
A few broad reporting themes that the Center for Health Journalism supports:
The Center for Health Journalism embraces a broad view of health, which doesn’t just happen at doctor’s offices and hospitals. Health is shaped by our environment — our schools, our neighborhoods and our communities. The Center for Health Journalism strives to admit Fellows whose work reflects that.
- Systemic racism and root causes of health inequities
- Domestic violence as a public health issue
- School-to-prison pipeline as a health issue
- Social determinants of health
- Whether our justice system, our schools and health systems serve all Californians – and who is left out or disproportionately harmed.
- Systemic barriers to health tied to race, poverty, and economic opportunity