Deadline: 23 July 2012
Applications for all-expenses-paid fellowships are due by July 23.
The Journalist to Journalist Project of the National Press Foundation and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) will offer the 4th annual J2J programme at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The J2J training will be held on Monday-Wednesday, 12–14 November, and then journalists will participate in the conference through Saturday, 17 November 2012.
The three-day J2J programme is designed for working journalists who want to increase their knowledge and skill at developing stories on lung health and related issues, including tuberculosis; TB/HIV; asthma, COPD and other non-communicable diseases; childhood pneumonia and tobacco control. Participants will learn about these diseases, the extent and impact of the problems they present (including social, political and economic impacts) and the new research, solutions and innovations that are in the pipeline. The sessions will provide presentations and discussions with experts, as well as practical training in turning scientific information into effective print and broadcast stories.
Applications are sought from journalists working in any medium. Special attention will be given to applications from journalists in low- and middle-income countries. Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded, which will include conference registration, roundtrip air and train travel, hotel accommodation and per diem through the conference.
All applicants must have been working as a journalist covering lung health or general health for at least three years. All J2J sessions will be in English, so proficient spoken and written English are essential.
The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST, July 23, 2012. Only online applications are accepted. To apply, please fill out the form here.
The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest annual conference focusing on lung health issues as they affect low- and middle-income countries. The theme of this year’s conference is “Driving Sustainability through Mutual Responsibility”. More than 3,000 delegates from 120+ countries are expected to attend. (For more details, www.worldlunghealth.org)
For queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
For submissions: via the online application form
Open to Journalists from Low/ Middle-Income Countries: The 4th Annual NPF Journalists to Journalists Program in Malaysia (all-expenses paid)
11 July 2012Open to Journalists from Low/ Middle-Income Countries: The 4th Annual NPF Journalists to Journalists Program in Malaysia (all-expenses paid)