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Reporting Fellowship: Covering Children, Families, and Health

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The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is offering fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to “underwrite substantive investigative or explanatory reporting on health issues in underserved communities or vulnerable children,” according to the program’s organizers.  

The fellowship opportunity is open to reporters at print, broadcast, and online media outlets. Given the close relationship between student wellness and academic outcomes, education journalists are particularly encouraged to apply. The deadline is April 1. 

Recipients will gather at USC’s Los Angeles campus July 12-16 and participate in field trips and workshops. You’ll find out everything you need to know here. 

We focused on student mental health issues at EWA’s National Seminar at Vanderbilt University. (We have a thoughtful write-up of that session by education reporter Annie Martin of the Daytona News-Journal.) And there’s still a few travel scholarships remaining for qualified journalists to attend this year’s conference, to be held April 20-22 in Chicago. But space is filing up fast, so don’t delay – apply today!