2021 Data Fellowships


The 2021 Center for Health Journalism Data Fellowship is designed for skilled journalists who want to learn to mine data sources to reveal key insights essential to high-impact journalism. 

Fellows can be beat reporters focused on health, education or children’s issues or general assignment reporters with a demonstrated interest in reporting on these themes. 

Through the Center for Health Journalism, Data Fellows receive five days of intensive training via training tracks tailored to the skill levels of participating journalists; hear from leading data journalism experts; and gain insights on how to pair original data analysis with compelling narratives.

Each Fellow is required to propose an ambitious investigative or explanatory reporting project to undertake in the six months following the training. Fellows return home from the training with grants of $2,000 to support reporting and data acquisition costs. For six months, Fellows receive guidance from expert data journalism mentors as they complete ambitious explanatory or investigative Fellowship projects built around data – reporting that impacts policy and spurs new community discussions. 

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