By Elizabeth Hanes BSN RN
Editor & Publisher, RN2writer
January 6, 2022

3 minutes to read


    Journalism Fellowship for California Health Reporters

    reporting fellowship

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    The USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism yesterday announced its 2022 California Fellowship. This fellowship is open to freelance writers, as well as staff reporters, who want to “pursue ambitious, enterprising projects on overlooked health and health equity issues.”

    2022 California Fellowship Details

    This Center for Health Journalism fellowship aims to help reporters develop more robust skills in reporting powerful health stories that involve rich narrative coupled with solid data points and reader engagement. The fellowship includes one week of training with “some of the nation’s most sought-after journalists, policymakers, community health leaders and healthcare experts,” a fellowship stipend of $2,000, and five months of ongoing mentorship. The goal of the program is to send fellows into the field to report at a community level about important local health issues.

    2022 California Fellowship Qualifications and Application Information

    The Center for Health Journalism will accept fellowship applications from:

    • California-based health reporters at all levels, including freelancers
    • National health reporters who cover California
    • Prefer applicants with at least three years of health reporting experience
    • Prefer applicants working on “collaborative projects between mainstream and ethnic reporting outlets”

    Application deadline is February 22, 2022, at 11:00 p.m. (presumably Pacific time, though the information page does not state this). The weeklong training program will be held Monday, April 18, 2022, through Friday, April 22, 2022.

    To apply for the 2022 California Fellowship, fill out this interest form. A member of the Center for Health Journalism will contact you. Be sure to mention you read about the fellowship in RN2writer Daily!


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    Elizabeth Hanes BSN RN

    Elizabeth Hanes BSN RN is the founder of RN2writer and publisher of RN2writer Daily.