At Health Journalism 2016 in Cleveland, Andrew M. Seaman and Hilda Bastian discussed shortcuts for weighing the likelihood a study’s answer is right, making sense of shifting bodies of evidence and cutting through researcher spin. Continue reading
Repeatedly getting “No comment” from anyone you speak to.
Encountering a spokesperson who has no interest in building a relationship but, instead, serves as a barrier.
These issues – and how to address them – were discussed at the “Access Denied: How to get the story anyway” panel Thursday at Health Journalism 2016.
Veteran journalists shared how to best navigate the many challenges that journalists face. Continue reading
Where would journalists be without good tips?
It wasn’t long after the AHCJ website increased its focus on LGBT health issues, as part of its core topic section on social determinants of health, that a tip floated in with kudos for some pieces that Lisa Esposito of U.S. News & World Report had written on the issue (notably, the tip was from one of her editors). Continue reading
All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Continue reading
For reporters covering the social determinants of health, AHCJ’s annual conference, April 7-10, will kick off with a roundtable discussion highlighting the unique health challenges facing U.S. cities in the face of turmoil.
The Thursday evening panel aims to shine a spotlight on how America’s urban areas address health care for their populations, featuring city health commissioners representing Baltimore, St. Louis and, of course, Cleveland. Continue reading