International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is launching the story contest to spur discussion about how the global community deals with these critical health issues.
Reports published or broadcast between May 20 and Sept. 1, 2013, will qualify. The deadline for submission is Sept. 1, 2013. Along with the story submission, participants must include a 300-word proposal for an international reporting trip to expand their coverage of infectious diseases.
The International Center for Journalists will select three winners, one from each region. An editor or manager at each of the selected news organizations will also earn a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend ICFJ’s 2013 Awards Dinner on Nov. 7, 2013. The Africa contest is administered in partnership with the African Health Journalists Association.
Winners will be notified on Oct. 1, 2013.
Stories must be in English or French and cover diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Possible topics include:
- Government policies and programs that address infectious diseases
- Effectiveness of donor-funded infectious-diseases programs
- The state of funding for the delivery, treatment and research of infectious diseases
- Multimedia feature articles or documentaries
- Investigative reports or explanatory stories
- Reports that use data, mapping and other digital tools to engage audiences. Examples: Facebook chats, Twitter feeds, or text messaging that solicits citizen reports on outbreaks and treatment of infectious disease
Once you submit your story please tweet about it using the hashtag #icfjhealth. Don’t forget to include a 300-word proposal for an overseas reporting trip with your story submission.
For more details and to submit a story: