2017-2018 Luv u Project Fellow Jay Reed

In our continuing effort to both educate and advance the understanding of mental health and treatment, The Luv u Project has introduced an annual paid fellowship as a component of our “Promises Kept” initiative.

Our inaugural fellowship is in partnership with The National Press Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free professional development to journalists to increase their knowledge of complex issues.

This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for the right candidate with an interest in journalism, digital media and issues surrounding mental health.

Qualified candidates were invited to apply, including: upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates or young professionals looking to gain more workplace experience.

The priority of The Luv u Project Fellowship is to spend project time on areas concerning the intersection of journalism and mental health awareness.

We are pleased to announce that Jay Reed, a University of Maryland student, was selected to fill the position. Reed is currently a broadcast journalism major and will graduate in May 2018. Prior to joining NPF as the Luv u Project Fellow, she interned at the Robert H. Smith School of Business Office of Marketing Communications, The Presidio and Point Bonita YMCA’s, and MadCapDC.

In her role with the NFP, Reed produces multimedia content related to mental health journalism and the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting.

Watch this space for projects produced by Jay.