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An investigation that found criminals running diet supplement companies, a series revealing the failure of hospitals to provide life-saving newborn screening tests and an examination of efforts to prevent childhood deaths in Africa and Asia were among the top winners of this year’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.
First-place awards also went to articles that looked at the potential dangers of acetaminophen, the reasons behind a high suicide rate in Montana and what happens to veterans who lose their health benefits when they are discharged for minor offenses.
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- Jonathan Bor, senior editor, Health Affairs, Bethesda, Md.
- Diana Erney, research director, Prevention Magazine, Emmaus, Pa. (@biblioto)
- Stephanie Gibson, editor, HomeCare Magazine, Birmingham, Ala. (@SGibsonHomeCare)
- Ellen Jan Kleinerman, independent journalist, Cleveland (@ejkleinerman)
- Lisa Marshall, independent journalist, Estes Park, Colo.
- Todd Neale, senior staff writer, MedPage Today, Verona, N.J. (@ToddNealeMPT)
- Lorinda Ann Neumann, independent journalist, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@otherspoon)
- Becky Oliver, investigative reporter, KDFW-Dallas
- Wendell Potter, columnist, Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.
- Amanda Ramirez, anchor, producer, Univision, Smyrna, Ga. (@aramireztv)
- Terrance Stanton, senior science writer, American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons, Oak Park, Ill. (@stantonium)
- Kathy Wells, associate editor, HomeCare Magazine, Birmingham, Ala. (@KWellsHC)
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Cleveland-area health care journalists and writers learned about grant writing as an option for freelancers to use their journalistic skills to make a living at a Feb. 27 AHCJ chapter meeting.
Ten journalists attended the Cleveland-Akron chapter’s first 2014 event, “Expanding freelance options I: Grant writing,” to hear about the pros and cons, ins and outs, and challenges and rewards of freelance grant writing.
Following a light dinner, University Hospitals/Case Medical Center development officer Sandra Erlanger discussed how she got into grant writing from journalism.
“It’s a learn-by-doing process,” she said. She also discussed the variety of writing she does – “everything from grant proposals to thank-you notes” – within the development department.