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Carter Center Establishes Journalism Fellowships

ATLANTA, GA....The Carter Center today announced the establishment of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Part of a national effort to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness, the one-year, annual fellowships, which begin in September, will provide $10,000 grants to five fellows so that each may study or complete a project on a selected topic relative to mental health.

"Journalists in all forms of media play an increasingly important role in shaping public understanding and debate about health care issues," said Dr. John Gates, director of the Center's Mental Health Program. "Because journalists are committed to producing accurate and informative stories, we designed this fellowship program to enhance that very process. Activities, research, and projects completed through this program will help combat stereotypical language and images that perpetuate stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness."

To be considered, applicants must have at least two years experience in print or broadcast journalism, and may complete the fellowships while working full-time. Selections will be based on samples of previous work, strength of recommendations, and significance of proposed projects. Participants will work with members of the program's distinguished advisory board who have expertise in either the field of mental health or journalism.

Search the Cater Center website for additional, in-depth information about The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.

You may also contact The Center's Mental Health Program at 453 Freedom Parkway, One Copenhill, Atlanta, Georgia 30307 or The deadline for completing the application process for 1997 fellowships is Monday, June 16.

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