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Crist joins AHCJ team to enhance resources for freelancers Date: 11/21/19

Carolyn Crist, an independent journalist based in Georgia, will lead AHCJ's efforts to expand its resources and services for freelance journalists.

As AHCJ's freelance community correspondent, Crist will be writing about issues of concern to independent journalists, such as finding assignments, running a business, ethical guidelines, negotiating contracts and much more.

She will work with our freelance members to build out the existing Freelance Center at healthjournalism.org. That will include updated and new market guides, tip sheets and "How I Did It" stories from other freelancers. The effort is being supported through a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Crist covers health, medicine and science stories for national news outlets such as Reuters, Runner’s World and Parade. She also writes for trade and custom publications in the health, business and education industries.

“Carolyn will be a wonderful addition to the healthjournalism.org resource team,” said AHCJ Executive Director Len Bruzzese. “We’re very appreciative that the Moore Foundation saw the value in supporting the personal development of the lively freelance community within our greater membership.”

A former newspaper reporter on local crime and government desks in Georgia, Crist (@cristcarolyn) still loves the look and feel of traditional print publications and enjoys talking about the future of the media industry, media strategy and social media marketing. Her first book, "The New Science of Narcissism," is scheduled to be published in 2020. She teaches at the University of Georgia and runs the Freelance Writing Roadmap website and podcast to help others on their journey to freelance freedom.

To make suggestions to expand the freelance resources, please contact Crist at carolyn@healthjournalism.org.