The latest AHCJ members in the news are Gerri Constant, Mari Edlin, John Gever, Rachel Gurevich, Janice Lynch Schuster, Eric T. Rosenthal and Saerom Yoo. See the latest about them:
Gerri Constant (@GerriShaftel) is the medical/special projects producer for CBS-2/KCAL-Los Angeles. She won a 2014 Los Angeles Area Emmy Award (Outstanding Medical Story-Multi-Part) for “Heroes of Children’s Hospital,” a compilation of profiles of exceptional patients. She also has started a two-year term on the Board of Governors for The Television Academy.
Mari Edlin, a freelance journalist/writer since 1988, is the editor of two new publications— Healthcare Innovation News and Population Health News — in addition to her contributions to national health care magazines and California Healthline.
John Gever (@JohnGeverMPT) has beenpromoted to managing editor at MedPage Today.
Rachel Gurevich (@RachelGurevich) received a 2014 RESOLVE Hope Award for Achievement, recognizing her writing about infertility for About.com.
Janice Lynch Schuster () is freelancing full time and working on a book with a pediatric oncologist and pain expert.
Eric T. Rosenthal has joined MedPage Today as special correspondent covering issues and controversies in oncology. He had been special correspondent for Oncology Times.
Saerom Yoo (@syoo) was awarded second place for enterprise reporting from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association for her three-part series, “Crimes of Homelessness.”
The latest AHCJ members in the news are Heather Boerner, Peter Eisler, John Fauber, Kathryn Foxhall, Paul Raeburn, Margot Sanger-Katz, Michael Schroeder, Alison Young and Benita Zahn. See the latest about them:
The latest AHCJ members in the news are Julie Rovner, Cynthia Saver, Gary Schwitzer, Mary Shedden, Ed Silverman, Fran Smith, Mike Stobbe and Tom Wilemon. See the latest about them: Continue reading
The latest AHCJ members in the news are Ricki Lewis, Trudy Lieberman, Kevin B. O’Reilly, David Pittman, Cheryl Platzman Weinstock and Kathleen Raven. See what’s happening with them: Continue reading
The latest AHCJ members in the news are Nancy Gahles, Gideon Gil, Debra Gordon, Kristin Gourlay, Steve Jacob, Bruce Japsen, Shuka Kalantari, Chris King and Lisa M. Krieger. See what’s happening with them:
The latest AHCJ members in the news are Laura Beil, Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato, Ibby Caputo, Mari Edlin, Pamela Fayerman and Charlie Fidelman. See what is happening with them: Continue reading
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.
Join AHCJ in congratulating members John Fauber, Rhiannon Meyers, Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleur for their recent accomplishments.
Read on for details about their work and honors. Continue reading
The Association of Health Care Journalists has awarded five journalists AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance. The program, in its fourth year, is meant to help journalists understand and report on the performance of local health care markets and the U.S. health system as a whole.
The fellowship program, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, is intended to give experienced print, broadcast and online reporters an opportunity to concentrate on the performance of health care systems – or significant parts of those systems – locally, regionally or nationally. The fellows are able to examine policies, practices and outcomes, as well as the roles of various stakeholders.
Read about the fellows and the projects they will be working on.
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Dan Lustig, C. Scott Litch and Dr. John Rutkausas (left to right) spoke on a panel in Chicago about the Affordable Care Act.
Plenty of good story ideas await journalists willing to explore the nooks and crannies of the nation’s health care law. The Chicago chapter of AHCJ delved into some of these story ideas at a recent meeting titled “Fresh Stories Ahead for the Affordable Care Act.”
For instance, dental coverage for children is an essential health benefit under the law. Consumers in Illinois are able to buy pediatric dental coverage as a stand-alone plan, bundled with a medical plan or “embedded” into a medical plan. Panelist Dr. John R. Rutkausas, chief executive officer of the Chicago-based American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, predicts consumers will be disappointed if they buy an embedded plan with a high deductible. It may be a rude surprise to learn they may have to pay all their children’s dental care out of pocket because they haven’t yet met their deductible. Continue reading