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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Apply for 2011 CEHJF CA Health Fellowship

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Apply for 2011 CEHJF CA Health Fellowship

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Don't forget: Applications for the 2011 California Health Journalism Fellowships are due today!

California Health Journalism Fellowship, USC Annenberg California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
Eligibility: Open to professional journalists from print, broadcast, and online media in California, including freelancers. Applicants need not be full time health reporters, but they need to have a passion for health news (broadly defined).
Included: All-expenses paid seminars in Los Angeles, mentoring for completion of reporting project
Deadline: Aug. 26, 2011
From the Website: "During the Fellowship sessions, Fellows get plenty of time to discuss with experts, and with each other, strategies for covering health news with authority and sophistication. Between the two sessions and for three months after the second session, Fellows confer by phone and e-mail with veteran journalists who guide them through work on major Fellowship projects. The Fellowship will meet from November 17-20, 2011 in Los Angeles and from February 23-25, 2012."

Want to help develop a health media website that produces original content targeted to the 50+ demographic? This week, a Minnesota web project in progress seeks a Web Editor.  We also feature a handful of online positions in various health media, in addition to freelance and internship opportunities. And as usual, we have information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities, projects and more.

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New Job and Internship Listings

Editor, World Health Organization
Location: Lyons, France
Status: Two-year Fixed Term
Medium: Other

Director, Publishing Operations, Medscape, a division of WebMD
Location: New York, NY
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Contract Editor, Momentum Magazine, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (via mediabistro)
Location: New York, NY
Status: Freelance/Project Basis
Medium: Print

Assistant Digital Newsletter Editor, (Rodale)
Location: Emmaus, PA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Assistant Digital News & Health Editor, (Rodale)
Location: Emmaus, PA
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Web Editor for medical newspaper, Haymarket Media (via
Location: Manhattan, NY
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Editor, Quadrant HealthCom Inc (via mediabistro)
Location: Parsippany, NJ
Status: Full Time
Medium: Print

Web Editor - Health & Well-Being, Caregiving,, Twin Cities Public Television
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Web Writer/Editor, Clarian Health Partners
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Science News Writing Internship, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Location: Washington, D.C.
Status: Six-month period
Medium: Print, Online


Fellowships and Grants

George Polk Grants for Investigative Reporting, Long Island University
Eligibility: Applicants should have a proven track record as an investigative reporter. Special consideration will be given to journalists who have been laid off or are no longer employed by a news organization.
Deadline: Unspecified
From the Website: This program is intended as a resource for the reporter who always has wanted to dig into a particular topic or who has developed useful expertise – who knows "where the bodies are buried" – on a matter of public interest that may be local, national or international in scope. Grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000, depending on the duration and complexity of the proposed project."

New America Media 2011 Fellowship Program on Health and Environmental Health for California Ethnic Media Journalists, New America Media
Eligibility: By application (download link above)
Deadline: Sept. 9, 2011
From the Website:"The fellowship will support ethnic media journalists based in California to research and write at least one in-depth story, documenting the human impact of a health care issue, or policy issue, or the impact of environmental toxins on human health. The story, or series, will be published or broadcasted in the fellows' respective ethnic media outlets, and selected stories will be published on NAM's website. Fellows will receive a $2000 stipend at the completion of the fellowship program. In addition, Fellows will participate in a mandatory two-day workshop hosted by the University of California Sacramento Center from Oct. 13-14, 2011 where they will meet state level policymakers, and leading health reporters, advocates and researchers. For more information, please contact: Ngoc Nguyen,, 415-503-4170."

Spring 2012 Global Health Fellowship, International Reporting Project
Eligibility: U.S. journalists with at least five years of professional experience in any medium.
Deadline: Oct. 3, 2011
From the Website:"The International Reporting Project (IRP) is offering up to five IRP Fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on global health topics such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal and child health or new scientific research aimed at reducing the impact of global diseases. The nine-week reporting Fellowships will begin in mid-February 2012 and extend through mid-April 2012. Fellows will spend two weeks in Washington at the IRP offices preparing for their overseas trips and then five weeks reporting on their chosen health topics in the country of their choice. Fellows will return to Washington for a final two weeks of reporting and presentations of their findings."


Educational Opportunities

Diabetes Issues Today: A Health Reporting Seminar, National Press Foundation and The American Public Health Association
Eligibility: Register by Sept. 26, 2011
Program: Free, one-day program on Tues., Sept. 27, 2011
From the Website: "Diabetes is the 7th largest killer of people in the U.S., affecting 25.8 million Americans and costing an estimated $174 billion. Minimal press attention is given to this subject, though its impact is growing in the U.S. and in global communities. Learn more about the issues surrounding this silent and increasing health problem, from medical explanations, to personal choices, to policy considerations."

Workshop: Reporting on Intimate Partner Violence, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Eligibility: Apply for consideration; due date: Sept. 26, 2011 at 5 p.m. EST
Program: The workshop, supported by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will take place October 21 and 22, 2011 at the Columbia Journalism School in New York.
From the Website: "The workshop will feature a wide range of national and local mental health and policy experts, award-winning journalists, educators and prevention advocates. It will include background briefings as well as specialized reporting skills training to enhance journalists' capacity to report on relationship violence knowledgeably, ethically and effectively. It will examine these issue across diverse communities and special populations including teenagers, immigrants and refugees; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals."

Business of Health Care Workshop, Association of Health Care Journalists
Eligibility: Registration required
Program: AHCJ's Business of Health Care Workshop will provide resources, skills and ideas that journalists can apply to their jobs immediately.
From the Website: "Learn more about how to cover this tremendous economic engine beyond the routine stories, with tools to find essential information your audiences need, crossing the traditional beats of health, business and government. Panel topics will include: electronic medical records, finances of local health care, insurance battles ahead, innovations in care and costs, and Medicare at a crossroads."



2011 Excellence in Journalism Awards, Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California
Eligibility: Stories must have been published between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011, by a news outlet or individuals based in Northern California.
Deadline: Extended to Aug. 30, 2011
From the Website: "For the past 26 years, the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has selected from among the Bay Area's best of the best for its acclaimed Excellence in Journalism Awards. These awards honor the journalists whose work best reflects the SPJ ideals of initiative, integrity, talent and compassion."

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