Journalism Grants

Funding For:

The 2020 Health Coverage Fellowship

Cost & Quality / Behavioral Health


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Grant Period:

Oct 24, 2019 - Apr 30, 2021



Summary of the Project:

A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant will support a journalist in the 2020 class of the Health Coverage Fellowship, a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The Fellowship is designed to help the media improve its coverage of critical health care issues – from curbing health care costs to addressing mental illness, redressing public health threats, and rethinking late-in-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.

Related Grantee Work

April 04, 2020

Health Coverage Fellowship: 2020 Zoom Session Recordings

These Zoom sessions explore a variety of topics during COVID-19 such as behavioral health, racial and other health disparities, how COVID-19 is being covered by journalists, and how to obtain funding as newsrooms and journalists attempt to cope with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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December 05, 2019

Health Coverage Fellowship Chooses Class for 2020

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