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University of Toronto Fellowship in Journalism
& Health Impact

Since 2012, more than 200 subject-matter specialists from around the world have joined the Fellowship in Journalism and Health Impact to learn journalism. Applying the skills they’ve learned in the program, they’ve moved on to become award-winning reporters, senior policy-makers, institutional leaders and breakthrough researchers. (Many say they’ve also become better clinicians.)

Now, we’re making the program more accessible and affordable.

We’re massively focused on mentorship, real-world work and fast impact. Unlike conventional journalism training, we mentor you as you actually cover your own specialty for top media around the world. Media have published more than 1000 stories by our Fellows while they were still in the program.

When you graduate in March 2025, you’ll already be an experienced reporter. If you choose to advance in journalism, you’re ready for editors who want deeper reporting. If you want to make an impact in health, you’re equipped with the tools you need to shape the public discussion.

The Fellowship in Journalism and Health Impact is now easier to take while working full-time, from anywhere:

  • You’ll start with a fast 10-day boot camp. (September 9–20, 2024)
  • Then, every week from September 23 to March 18, you’ll meet your mentors for two hours to shape new stories and we’ll pitch those ideas to our media partners. You’ll pitch as often as you want. When our media partners commission a story that you’ve pitched, we’ll mentor you as you finish your reporting, we’ll edit your first drafts with you, and we’ll help you work with editors at the media company that’s publishing your story. That’s how we teach journalism.
  • From October through March, working journalists will meet you one Friday and Saturday per month to teach you more advanced skills – from investigative techniques to audio reporting.
  • If you’re in the Toronto area, you can join us in class. If not, you can join live online from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re in-class or online, the experience is the same.
  • We’re also cutting tuition by 30% to CAD$12,000; that’s about US $9000. If you pay taxes in Canada, the tuition is eligible for a 15% tax credit, reducing your costs to about $10,000.)

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