Journalism Grants

Funding For:

The 2019 Health Coverage Fellowship

Behavioral Health / Health Care Reform / Prescription Drugs


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Grant Period:

Apr 15, 2019 - Apr 14, 2020



Summary of the Project:

A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant will support a journalist in the 2019 class of the Health Coverage Fellowship, a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The Fellowship is designed to help newspaper, radio, television, and online reporters and editors improve their reporting on critical health care issues–from the ongoing fight over the future of the ACA to curbing drug costs, addressing mental illness, redressing public health threats, and rethinking end-of-life issues. Attention also will be given to breakthroughs in medical treatments and innovations in the delivery of care.

About the Grantee:

The Health Coverage Fellowship is housed at Babson College’s Center for Executive Education in Wellesley and is sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation in collaboration with other foundations. The fellowship is directed by Larry Tye, a former Nieman fellow who covered health and the environment for 15 years at the Boston Globe and has written seven books.

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