Join us at the World Conference for Science Journalists 2023 in Medellín, Colombia!

We can bring at least four HJN Members with us. Apply by midnight of February 17 (EST time).

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The World Conference of Science Journalists is the biennial meeting organized by the World Federation of Science Journalists. It is the largest international event for science journalists to gather as peers, helping one another learn, grow, and thrive. The event has not happened since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and brings together some of the World Federation of Science Journalists’ 15,000 members in 53 countries.

As many of you know, the Internews Health Journalism Network was launched during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic when every journalist around the world had to cover health because of the extraordinary times we were living through. As a result, many journalists have become interested in covering science and/or health on a more regular basis. Even though health journalism is not a recognized news beat in many parts of the world, it is definitely up and coming. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to positioning health – and science more broadly – as an important issue that impacts many other sectors.

We are delighted to be able to offer at least four fellowships to HJN Members to attend this exciting event. Check out their full program. During the event, HJN fellows will have a chance to meet with Internews staff, while also enjoying seminars, workshops, lectures and connecting to experts from around the world. There will be opportunities to build contacts with other journalists and editors and to share ideas and experience, as well as discussions to provide outstanding material to report on.

We strongly encourage HJN members from Latin America to apply!

If you are selected, we will let you know by the first week of March!