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Monday, April 9, 2012

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Application Deadline: April 16, 2012
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health announce a new reporting fund to support ambitious journalism on children’s health issues. Grantees each will receive a grant of $2,000 to $5,000 to support a substantive explanatory or investigative reporting project. The journalists awarded the funds also will participate in the 2012 National Health Journalism Fellowship offered by USC Annenberg’s California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships. The California Endowment is a co-sponsor of the program. The new fellowship will award two reporting grants in 2012, and welcomes applications from professional journalists, including staff writers and broadcasters, online journalists and freelancers. Applicants need not be full-time health reporters, but they should have a demonstrated commitment to children’s health issues and receive the bulk of their income from journalism. Applicants must produce their project for a California news outlet or a national media outlet with a significant California audience.

For more information, prospective applicants may go to the Fellowships’ web page for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Journalism Fund 

About The USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
Since hosting its first seminars in 2005, The Fellowships, a program funded by The California Endowment, has educated more than 500 journalists on the craft and key issues of health journalism. The program also provides mini-grants to foster coverage of health issues through the Dennis A. Hunt Health Journalism Fund and the National Health Journalism Fellowship.

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health works in alignment with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the child health programs of Stanford University.  The mission of the Foundation is to elevate the priority of children's health, and increase the quality and accessibility of children's health care through leadership and direct investment.

The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation that was created in 1996. Its mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

Ingrid Cheng
Writer, Health Advocate

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