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Cronkite School, Mayo Clinic Accepting Applications for Medical Journalism Fellowship Program

March 19, 2019
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The Cronkite School and Mayo Clinic are inviting medical journalists to apply for the Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Fellowship happening Sept. 22-27, 2019.

Apply for the Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Fellowship here: http://bit.ly/mayocronkitefellowship

Journalists interested in learning more about the changing world of medicine are encouraged to apply for a Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Fellowship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication this summer.

The program, now in its second year, will bring up to 15 leading professional journalists to Phoenix in September for five days of interactive workshops and seminars. All hotel and travel expenses are paid.

Selected fellows will participate in sessions at the Cronkite School and Phoenix’s Mayo Clinic devoted to topics such as augmented human intelligence, personalized medicine and regenerative medicine. They also will get hands-on training in non-narrative video, narrative writing and investigative reporting techniques.

Julia Wallace, the Cronkite School’s Frank Russell Chair, who previously served as a top media executive and high-ranking newspaper editor, leads the program, which also will explore fake news in health care, challenges for female physicians and other newsworthy topics.

“Education is a fundamental part of Mayo’s mission as a not-for-profit academic medical center,” said Dr. John Wald, a neuro-radiologist and medical director of public affairs at Mayo Clinic. “This program, in collaboration with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is a wonderful way for journalists to receive hands-on training to cover medical stories.”

The fellowship is part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care, a transformative research partnership designed to improve all aspects of health care delivery through research and collaboration.

Announced in 2016, the partnership aims to transform medical education and health care in the U.S., helping doctors reduce costs, simplify the system and save more lives.

“Journalists play a critical role in communicating complex issues to readers and viewers,” said Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan. “This partnership with the Mayo Clinic helps journalists understand and better report on the latest discoveries in medicine.”

The deadline to apply for the Mayo-Cronkite Medical Journalism Fellowship is May 31, 2019. For more information and to apply, go to https://cronkite.asu.edu/content/mayo-clinic-cronkite-medical-journalism...