Category Archives: Health journalism

Announcing the 2017 AHCJ-Healthier Beat Journalism Fellowships

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves on the executive committee of the Council of National Journalism Organizations.

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Healthier Beat Journalism fellows, who will be attending Health Journalism 2017.

This program, aimed at better training reporters covering the health aspects of non-health beats, was supported this year by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Continue reading

Announcing the 2017 AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism Fellowships

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves on the executive committee of the Council of National Journalism Organizations.

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism fellows, who will be attending Health Journalism 2017.

We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Continue reading

Announcing the 2017 AHCJ-Academic Health Journalism Fellowships

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves on the executive committee of the Council of National Journalism Organizations.

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Academic Health Journalism fellows, who will be attending Health Journalism 2017.

We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Continue reading

Eyre’s Pulitzer-winning work shows power of hard data, big numbers

Joseph Burns

About Joseph Burns

Joseph Burns (@jburns18), a Massachusetts-based independent journalist, is AHCJ’s topic leader on health insurance. He welcomes questions and suggestions on insurance resources and tip sheets at joseph@healthjournalism.org.

Eric Eyre

In two days in December, the Charleston Gazette-Mail published two blockbuster articles about the opioid crisis in West Virginia, the results of months of reporting by Eric Eyre, the paper’s statehouse reporter.

Anyone who read them would recognize that Eyre’s work was outstanding, if only for the numbers he included in each piece. Over six years, the nation’s largest drug distributors shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to pharmacies in the state, he reported. In that same period, 1,728 West Virginians fatally overdosed on those two painkillers, he wrote. Drug distributors shipped enough hydrocodone and oxycodone for each of the state’s 1.8 million residents to have 433 pills. Continue reading

Announcing the 2017 AHCJ-Kansas Health Journalism Fellowships

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves on the executive committee of the Council of National Journalism Organizations.

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Kansas Health Journalism fellows, who will be attending Health Journalism 2017.

We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from the Kansas Health Foundation. Continue reading