Mass. health journalism fellows named

Ten journalists were named to the 2009 class of the Health Coverage Fellowship sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.

Fellows include: Jennifer Berryman, WCVB-Boston, Ceci Connolly, The Washington Post; Andy Dworkin, The Oregonian; Latoyia Edwards, New England Cable News; Megan Hall, WRNI-Radio, Providence, R.I.; Josie Huang, Maine Public Broadcasting; Ralph Jimenez, Concord (N.H.) Monitor; Aaron Nicodemus, Worcester, Mass., Telegram & Gazette; Sacha Pfeiffer, WBUR-Radio, Boston; and Lisa Wangsness, The Boston Globe.

The fellows will focus on health care issues ranging from uninsured to mental illness, ethnic and economic disparities and environmental health. They’ll also examine public health scares, such as avian flu.

The program, led by former Globe reporter Larry Tye, runs for nine days starting Friday at Babson College’s Center for Executive Education in Wellesley. Other supporting organizations include Maine Health Access Foundation, New Hampshire’s Endowment for Health and the Northwest Health Foundation.

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