List of 2009′s best includes health care stories

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates social media efforts of AHCJ and assists with the editing and production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

Conor Friedersdorf of TrueSlant.com includes a number of health-care related stories among his list of best journalism of 2009. See his post for links and comments about each of his choices:

  • “AIDS Relief and Moral Myopia” by Travis Kavulla in The New Atlantis
  • ProPublica’s Sheri Fink’s piece, “Strained by Katrina, a Hospital Faced Deadly Choices,” which appeared in The New York Times Magazine
  • “Brain Gain” in The New Yorker by Margaret Talbot
  • “An Epidemic of Fear,” in Wired, by Amy Wallace
  • The  New Yorker piece, “The Cost Conundrum,” by Atul Gawande
  • “How American Health Care Killed My Father,” by David Goldhill, writing for The Atlantic
  • “Fine Print,” for the radio program This American Life
  • This American Life also gets a nod for a two-part broadcast explaining the American health care system
  • “Game Drain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas in GQ

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