The Health Journalism Fellowships program



The Health Journalism Fellowships program includes study tour travel and

dialogue that focus on infectious diseases in Asia. Journalists meet with

medical and public health specialists both inside and outside of government;

community leaders; farmers and businesses; journalists and others to learn

how Asian countries are dealing with infectious diseases.

The purposes of this fellowship are:

- To enhance the quality and quantity of media reporting, writing,

editing, and broadcasting in health care journalism for the general public

and trade publications.

- To develop a strong and vibrant community of journalists concerned with

all forms of health care journalism.

- To raise the stature of health care journalism in newsrooms, the

industry, and the public, as a whole.



*Theme:* Reporting on Infectious Diseases in the Asia Pacific Region

The Health Journalism Fellowships program will include a seven-day study

tour in mainland China and another Asian country with a focus on influenza,

HIV/AIDS, and other infectious diseases and public health issues. The study

tour will be followed by a three-day workshop on reporting infectious

diseases and other health issues at the University of Hong Kong Journalism

and Media Studies Centre.

*Program Dates:* 10-day program tentatively scheduled for September.

Applications will be announced approximately six months before the program.

To receive the announcement, email journalism

journalismfellowship@eastwestcenter.org

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Study Tour Destinations:* Mainland China and another Asian country plus Hong

Kong workshops.

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Who Can Participate*: U.S. and Asian journalists will be selected by

application and invitation.

Funding: East-West Center with program support from the University of Hong

Kong Journalism and Media Studies Centre. The program covers all air

transportation, lodging and program-related ground transportation and meals

for participating journalists.

For more information, please contact the below person or go to

http://www.eastwestcenter.org/seminars-and-journalism-fellowships/journa...

Susan Kreifels

Media Programs Coordinator

East-West Center

1601 East-West Road

Honolulu, HI 96848

Phone: (808) 944-7176

Fax: (808) 944-7600

Email: journalismfellowship@eastwestcenter.org