Carter Center Awards Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

By: E&P Staff

The Carter Center Mental Health Program has named 10 journalists to be awarded the tenth annual Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Eight of the recipients are from the United States, and two are from southern Africa.

The fellowships, which were created as part of an international effort to reduce stigma against people with mental illnesses and decrease incorrect and stereotypical information, include a $10,000 stipend for domestic awardees to study and report on a particular issue within the mental health field over one year (international fellows receive a comparable stipend).

This year’s recipients include two staff reporters from American newspapers: The Austin American-Statesman’s Andrea Ball and The Providence Journal’s Tracy Breton. Other recipients come from a diverse group of radio stations, magazines and television stations.

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