Sarah Hughes Trust Prize for exposing false or misleading information in health and medicine – open for entry

By July 4, 2024Public

Sarah Hughes

History of Medicine Society: Sarah Hughes Trust Prize in conjunction with the Medical Journalists’ Association

Sarah Hughes 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 prize.

This prize is for journalists working in online, print or broadcast media who have exposed the use of false or misleading information in health and medicine. The purpose of the prize is to further positive collaboration between journalists and healthcare practitioners, taking into account both equality and diversity.

First prize: £1000

Submission deadline: Sunday 1 September 2024

Date of meeting to award the prize: Tuesday 3 December 2024

Open to: Journalists working in online, print or broadcast media who have produced a report debunking so-called ‘fake news’ in health and medicine over the past 12 months

Application guidelines: Entries should be a news piece or feature aimed at exposing false information and better informing the public in the fields of medicine and/or health. The entry must have been published or broadcast.

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The MJA supports this prize through encouraging our members to enter and by nominating a judge.


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