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Web 2.0 Workshop Alum Heppermann Wins Rosalyn Carter Scholarship

KDMC workshop alum Ann Heppermann (Feb '10) is among six journalists named as 2010-2011 Rosalyn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism recipients. The prestigious fellowship awards stipends of $10,000 to journalists from the United States, Romania and South Africa to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.

Ann, a multiple award-winning independent radio producer, has plans to complete a multi-platform project about pre-teen anorexia, in collaboration with Ms. Magazine and the Kitchen Sisters' Hidden World of Girls project.

In an interview on the Public Radio Makers Quest 2.0 website, Ann said that the idea for the collaborative multimedia project was hatched during the week she spent at the KDMC's Web 2.0 workshop, where she met Ms. Magazine Associate Editor Jessica Stites, a fellow workshop participant.

As part of the Rosalyn Carter fellowship, Ann will travel to the Carter Center in Atlanta for intensive training from mental health experts and will meet with the former First Lady, who is a long-time advocate for mental health education, research and policy.