Sarah Hughes Trust prize for exposing ‘fake news’ – closing date June 30, 2022

By June 14, 2022News, Public

Sarah Hughes

Last couple of weeks to make your entry.  The award closes on June 30, 2022.

In conjunction with the Medical Journalists’ Association, the Sarah Hughes Trust has launched an annual prize for any trainee or established journalist and/or healthcare practitioner who has written a piece or made a broadcast that exposes the use of false or misleading information (so-called ‘fake news’) in health and medicine.  The prize is also open to charities and not for profits that have taken actions to debunk fake news in the field of medical journalism.

The purpose of the prize is to further educational activities between journalists and healthcare practitioners, while taking into account both equality and diversity.

Sarah was a talented journalist whose life was cut short when she died from breast cancer on Easter Monday 2021 at the age of 48. Sarah was a history graduate from St Andrews University and was fascinated by, studied and wrote about the human condition in all its manifestations, good or bad, real or imagined.

Her family and friends raised funds for an annual lecture to be held under the auspices of the RSM History of Medicine Society, and for this new prize.

First prize: £1000

Submission deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022

Open to: Any trainee or established journalist and/ or healthcare practitioner who has written a piece or made a broadcast that debunks fake news in the field of medical journalism

Application guidelines: Entries should be individual news pieces or features or organisational actions aimed at preventing the spread of fake news and calling out those promulgating fake news.  For charities and not for profits entries would need to demonstrate and provide examples of media coverage achieved by their actions.

Click here for online entry and further details

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