This edition of member news includes accomplishments from Jennifer Abbasi, Monya De, Katherine Eban, Karen Garloch, Barbara Gastel, Prerna Mona Khanna, M.D., M.P.H., David Levine, Marissa Miley, Ellen Rand, Gary Schwitzer and Lana Straub. Continue reading
The Association of Health Care Journalists has named the 2016-17 class of the Regional Health Journalism Fellowship, an annual program for reporters and editors across the United States.
The program, which changes regions each year, will focus this year on journalists from the Great Lakes region, namely Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. The program begins in the next month. Past classes of fellows have come from the northern Midwest and Plains, the Southeast, the West Coast and the South Central United States.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a three-year $432,000 grant to the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, the educational arm of the Association of Health Care Journalists, to support a national fellowship program for local health reporters, editors and producers.
The funding will allow the continuation – and expansion – of the AHCJ Regional Health Journalism Fellowships, an intense program that has trained scores of journalists from across the country.
Up to 15 journalists will be selected to spend four days on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., to increase their understanding of and ability to report accurately on complex scientific findings, provide insight into the work of cancer researchers and to better localize cancer-related stories.
More than 100 people, including about 50 health journalists, turned out on June 2 for the AHCJ Washington, D.C., chapter rooftop happy hours with senior communications staff from more than a dozen health organizations.
It was the third annual event held at the Pennsylvania Avenue rooftop overlooking the White House. Continue reading