J2J PROGRAMME ON LUNG HEALTH ISSUES TO BE OFFERED AT UNION WORLD CONFERENCE
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 below.
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
J2J Lung Health Media Training 2012
To apply for this program, please fill out the information below.
Here's what you'll need:
*Two recent samples of your work (within the last year).
*A letter of support from an editor or supervisor (Or if you're a freelancer, a letter from someone you've worked with in the past).
You should also be prepared to tell us: Why are you interested in this program? Who are you?
A brief, narrative autobiography.
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Application deadline: 5:00 PM EST Monday, July 23, 2012 Program Dates:
November 12-14, 2012 Conference Dates:
November 14-17, 2012 Location:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Contact:
Maha Masud, (