The USC Center for Health Journalism’s Data Fellowship is designed for skilled journalists who want to learn to mine data sources to reveal key insights essential to high-impact journalism. The aim is to help
audiences understand key health and child welfare developments.
A fellow receives an all-expenses-paid 2019 National Data Fellowship, which comes with 31/2 days of interactive training, six months of mentoring and a reporting stipend.
Applicants can be either beat reporters, focused on health or children’s issues, or have a demonstrated interest in reporting on these themes.
Each applicant is required to propose an ambitious investigative or explanatory reporting project to undertake in the six months following the training. California fellows will return home with reporting and data acquisition grants of $2,000.
Get details and apply by Aug. 23.
Meanwhile, The New York Times has a course to teach its reporters data skills, and has open-sourced it. Nieman Lab explains.