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Inspired By: The Commonwealth Fund and JAWS Health Journalism Fellows

The six fellows, announced in January, are freelance journalists and journalists employed at news agencies in the United States. Their fellowship includes a reporting grant to cover project-related time and expenses along with ongoing mentoring from two experienced health journalists: Naseem Miller, senior health reporter with The Journalists Resource; and Margarita Birnbaum, independent journalist and core topic leader for health equity at the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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Cooke’s career spanned decades – and incredibly important moments in our field, even though she did eventually leave journalism to become a full-time activist. From the Red Scare and being subpoenaed to testifying in front of Congress, to reporting on sexual harassment, to her work during the Great Depression, there is so much to learn from this journalist, particularly as we (as a field) have conversations about objectivity and bias, #metoo in the newsroom, newsroom unions, and more.