New website features center’s health reporting

Pia Christensen

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Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

A new website marks the first anniversary of the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting, which partners with local news organizations to produce in-depth reporting projects on health-related topics.

David Westphal, the Center’s editor-in-chief, reports it has done 17 projects that have appeared in 31 California newspapers.

The project, funded by the California HealthCare Foundation and based at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, is an example of the growing trend in new models of journalism organizations.

“We think this is a model that will grow, and may well have applications in other locales and other sectors,” Westphal says.

The new website features “roughly 175 stories written by reporters working for the center or our newspaper partners; and scores of photographs and multimedia elements.”

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