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Fusion, in partnership with The California Endowment, is pleased to announce the 2016 Rise Up: Be Heard fellowship!

Fusion is looking for 12 young Californians between the ages of 18-25 who are passionate about media and social justice to take part in a seven-month (Jan-Aug) journalism training, mentorship and content production program.

Each fellow will work closely with an editor and a mentor at Fusion to create a series of original, multimedia stories that will explore some of the most critical issues impacting health in their communities: Unequal access to health care, environmental pollution, neighborhood violence, school discipline policies that don’t work, trauma and depression, immigration policies that adversely impact the health of individuals and families, social mores that marginalize LGBT youth, lack of access to fresh food and clean water, a juvenile justice system that too often harms more than it helps… These are just some of the topics you might explore as a journalism fellow.

Our goal? To raise awareness of health issues impacting California’s most vulnerable populations, and empower a new generation of local leaders and media-makers by providing them with journalism training, access to production tools, and a publishing platform to amplify their voice and the stories of their local community.

Fellows will have an opportunity to see their stories reach a wide audience via promotion across Fusion media platforms, receive $3500 in reporting stipends, and get connected to  professional mentors from Fusion’s accomplished roster of journalists.

To learn more about the fellowship and to apply, please visit our online application page.

Please note: the deadline to apply is Friday, December 4th, 2015.

FUSION is a joint venture between Univision and Disney/ABC. Our mission is to create progressive, authentic, experimental content for a millennial audience wherever they consume media – across TV, digital, social, live events and emerging platforms. FUSION champions a young, diverse and inclusive America, through the stories we share, the voices that tell them, and ways in which we bring them to the world.

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