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Nursing & Healthcare Workforce Media Fellowship: Call for Applicants!

Deadline: August 15, 2016, 5pm ET


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Recent graduates and early career journalists are welcome to apply for The Center for Health, Media & Policy’s Nursing and Healthcare Workforce Media Fellowship. The goal is to help reporters advance their understanding and coverage of key issues and policy challenges surrounding the U.S. healthcare and nursing workforce. The Fellowship is supported by a grant from Johnson & Johnson.


As the nation focuses on improving people’s experiences with care, improving health, and reducing health care costs, this fellowship will enable journalists to improve coverage of this topic, with particular attention to the factors that affect existing and new roles of nurses and other health care providers.


The Fellow will investigate and report on a relevant topic of his or her choice for eight months, including cross-platform reporting. S/he will be selected from a pool of post-graduate and early career health journalist applicants in August and will begin work with CHMP in September, 2016.


A stipend and financial support is available to attend a major healthcare or health journalism conference, to foster networking and conversations with other journalists about nursing and workforce issues. There will be opportunities for one-on-one learning, training and networking with experts in nursing, policy and journalism from CHMP’s national advisory council.


Journalists with less than five years’ experience who are based anywhere in the United States can apply.


Learn more and download the requirements here.

Written by

<p>Liz Seegert, MA, is the director of the Media Fellows Program at the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. She has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and other topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently encompass aging, Baby Boomers, health policy and social determinants of health. She edits the aging topic area for the Association of Health Care Journalists website, writing and gathering resources on the many health issues affecting older adults. She also co-produces the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement “HealthCetera” podcast, diving into health issues underreported in traditional media. As a senior fellow, she will continue to report on vital public health issues, seeking out voices who offer unique perspectives on policy, health care and practice issues. As director of the Media Fellows Program at the center, she mentors early-career health journalists to build their understanding of these and other key issues within the health care delivery system.</p>

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