IJNet Live: Tips for applying to the Global Health Reporting Contest

by IJNet
Oct 30, 2018 in Specialized Topics

Reporters from Brazil, Russia, India, China and Sub-Saharan Africa have an opportunity to apply to the Global Health Reporting Contest from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and supported by Johnson & Johnson. Contest winners will participate in a U.S. study tour, meet with experts in the fields of journalism and global health and receive cash prizes.

Since the program began in 2014, participants have produced more than 820 stories, focusing mainly on maternal and child health, but also diseases, vaccinations and economic and regional disparities in healthcare. In four years, the program has increased the quality and quantity of health coverage on four continents.

Are you interested in applying, but don’t know how to showcase your work? Or maybe you’re unsure whether your stories qualify at all?

To answer these and other questions related to the application process, the program’s organizers will be hosting an IJNet Live chat in the Slack community on Tuesday, October 2 at 9 a.m. EST.

Slack, is an online collaboration platform that encompasses everything from instant messaging to video chat. We launched the IJNet Slack community last May, and this is the second chat we’ll be hosting on the platform. For this event, we’ll only be using the messaging function.

How do I sign up?

To sign up, simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page. After submitting the form, you will see instructions to register for IJNet’s Slack community if you haven’t done so already.

On the day of the event, log in to Slack and visit the #globalhealth channel.

Share your questions

We’ll be moderating the discussion on the day of the event, but if you’d like to submit a question beforehand, include it in the form below, tweet us @IJNet or use the hashtag #IJNetLive.

Chat leaders

Emily Schult is deputy vice president of programs at ICFJ. She has been involved in the Global Health Reporting Contest since its launch in 2014.

Lori Ke is a program officer at ICFJ, and has been involved in the Global Health Reporting Contest for the past two years.

If you have any questions leading up to the event, reach out at tmulcahey@icfj.org.

See you on Slack!

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