Domestic Violence Symposium and Impact Reporting Fund

Program dates

The program, which is for journalists covering domestic violence in California, will begin in in May 2024. 

Deadline to apply

April 11, 2024


Domestic violence affects more than 10 million Americans each year. And in California, more than half of families have been touched by domestic violence. Yet it is often treated as a criminal or private matter rather than a public health epidemic. Journalism can play a role in bringing about change and greater awareness. The Center for Health Journalism’s annual Domestic Violence Symposium and Impact Fund provide reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. 

Grantees receive:

  • Reporting grants of $2,000-$10,000.
  • Five months of professional mentorship from a veteran journalist.
  • Eligible to compete for a $1,000-$2,000 engagement grant. We are especially interested in projects that partner with community-based organizations and their clients for first-person storytelling. 

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