Sequester hits health journalism training

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

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.

News came over the weekend that the annual Medicine in the Media workshop run by the National Institutes of Health has been cancelled this year. The website cites sequestration as the reason.

Over at HealthNewsReview.org, Gary Schwitzer expresses his disappointment, saying that “Dartmouth’s Steve Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz, along with NCI’s Barry Kramer who founded the workshops, inspired and educated any journalist – and I think any of the instructors (like me) who ever attended one of these sessions.”

AHCJ remains committed to offering training and resources for health journalists, with two opportunities coming up:

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