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“Health Behind Bars”– Criminal Justice and Health Journalism Fellowships

The Center on Media, Crime & Justice (CMCJ) at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice selected twenty-one journalists from across the country for a year long program to explore  in depth the health care challenges facing justice-involved populations, and to examine the implications of the Affordable Care Act for these populations, their families and communities.

The John Jay/Langeloth Reporting Fellowship kicks off with a two-day conference, “Health Behind Bars: What Obamacare means for Courts, Prisons, Jail and the Justice-Involved (And How To Report The Story)”   in New York City on October 21-22,2013.  The conference  includes meetings with leading policymakers  and researchers, a field reporting visit, and skills assistance in developing and interpreting data and other resources.

Read the Conference Agenda here.

The fellowship also includes participation in a year-long online program aimed at developing a network of resources that can sustain and inform further reporting. Fellows have access from their newsrooms to webinars, on-line mentoring and research assistance provided by our staff, experts at John Jay College and other leading academic centers. The fellowship, supported by the Langeloth Foundation, it is open to all working journalists, editors and columnists at U.S. based publications and news outlets (including online).

Read the Press Release Announcing the Selection of the journalists here.