Howard University and Morgan State University are partnering to help high school students bring the power of multimedia journalism to bear on persistent health disparity issues in underserved communities in Washington and Baltimore. The project is funded by a $300,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan.
The Urban Health Media Project is the brainchild of Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., a member of the Board of Trustees at Howard University, and Jayne O’Donnell, the healthcare policy reporter at USA Today who will serve as program director. The principal investigator on the grant is fellow health journalist Yanick Rice Lamb, chair of the Department of Media, Journalism and Film in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard. Her counterpart at Morgan State is Jacqueline Jones, chair of the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism.