Our Mentors In Philadelphia

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What should you talk about during your mentorship session?

 Some tips to make the most of it:

  • Plan ahead what you’d like to address. What topic are you interested in? What are your challenges? What do you need to know to report on it? 
  • Be respectful of your mentor’s time. Mentorship is voluntary and the people participating are busy journalists! If you need to reschedule or cancel, give them a heads-up well in advance.
  • End your session with a game plan. Identify next steps, set a deadline for execution or follow-up. 

I am not a journalist. Can I sign up to be mentored?

Our mentorship program is for journalists or people working directly in journalism. Liberian journalist mentors also provide mentorship to student journalists in West Africa. If you have questions about the mental health journalism fellowships, please email carterfellows@cartercenter.org. For mental health programming, contact The Carter Center’s Mental Program at 

Can I sign up for multiple sessions with different coaches?


Yes, you can. It all depends on coaches’ availability and willingness, their areas of expertise and your needs. 

What if I can't make a mentorship session?

If you can’t make your mentorship session, please be respectful of your coach’s time and give them a heads-up as far in advance as possible. All mentors are volunteers and block off valuable time to mentor you. Life happens. But courtesy is important.

How are the coaches selected?

All of the mentors are alumni of The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism—the highly-competitive, yearlong, non-residential fellowship for journalists from the United States, Colombia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates to report on a mental health topic of their choice. Mentors are journalists who have been trained in mental health reporting and who have deep experience in mental health reporting. The mentors are all doing this on a volunteer basis.

See Also

Resources for Journalists Reporting on Mental Health