Weiss joins Calif. Center for Health Reporting; Udesky joins FairWarning

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Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Folks attending Sunday’s broadcast panel at Health Journalism 2011 should know that one of the speakers, AHCJ member Kelley Weiss, has joined the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting.


Weiss demonstrates the proper placement of a microphone during Thursday’s panel on adding multimedia elements to a story.

Her mission at the USC-based organization will be to expand their work in the broadcast arena, particularly in public radio. Along with several AHCJ Awards for Excellence in Health Care Reporting – she even took the top radio spot in 2008 – Weiss was a 2007-08 Midwest Health Reporting Program Fellow, won a 2009 Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting and has contributed work to numerous top public radio programs, as well as for Reuters and California Watch.

Speaking of good news, if you happen to bump into member Laurie Udesky at the conference, be sure to congratulate her on her new assistant editor position at FairWarning, a “nonprofit online investigative news organization” that focuses on “news of safety, health and corporate conduct.” Regular readers of Covering Health will no doubt be familiar with Udesky’s byline and her coverage of big-picture California health issues.

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