Call for applications: The journalist to journalist lung health media training fellowship

    | July 7, 2014

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    The National Press Foundation is offering all-expenses-paid fellowships for journalists to cover the 45th Union World Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain from October 27-November 1, 2014.

    Journalists with at least three years of experience, including covering health issues, and who are interested in learning more about covering lung health, can apply for the fellowship.

    Pre-conference training sessions run from October 27-29, and journalist fellows will continue to participate until the end of the conference on November 1.

    The training and conference covers lung health and related issues, including tuberculosis, TB/HIV, asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), diabetes, tobacco control and the impact of air pollution. Journalists will learn about these diseases, the extent and impact of the problems they present, and the new research, solutions and innovations that are in the pipeline. The sessions also include practical training on turning scientific information into effective web, print and broadcast stories.

    The fellowships cover conference registration, travel expenses, hotel accommodation and per diems.

    Special attention will be given to applications from journalists in low- and middle-income countries. All sessions will be conducted in English, so proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.

    The deadline for applications is July 18, 2014.

    For more information, go to: http://nationalpress.org/programs-and-resources/program/lung-health-media-training-barcelona-spain-2014/