Author Archives: AHCJ Staff

Applications open for Health Journalism 2023 fellowships

With the support of AHCJ’s generous funders, financial assistance will be available to a limited number of journalists who wish to attend Health Journalism 2023 in St. Louis March 9-12, 2023. 

Typically, conference fellowships are place-based and open to full-time print, broadcast and online journalists, as well as part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism. If selected for a fellowship, fellows may be asked to write an AHCJ story post and/or take some photos or shoot video during a conference session.

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AHCJ announces 2022-23 SHERF fellows

The 2022-23 National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellows

Twelve journalists have been selected for the 2022-2023 National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships (SHERF).

This is the second year of the fellowship, a collaboration of AHCJ, the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing  (CASW) and the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ). It offers training, mentoring, and networking opportunities to early-career journalists pursuing — or a strong interest in pursuing — careers in science, health or environmental reporting, or some combination of the three —  while they continue their work.

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Nonprofit news publisher named AHCJ’s executive director

Kelsey Ryan, founder of The Beacon, will head AHCJ.

AHCJ has named Kelsey Ryan, the founder and publisher of a nonprofit online news network and a former health care reporter, as the organization’s executive director.

Chosen after a national search, Ryan replaces Andrew Smiley, who resigned in January. She will start on Sept. 6.

“Kelsey brings the exact mix of skills that we were looking for,” said Felice J. Freyer, AHCJ board president and chair of the search committee. “She has proven ability in running a nonprofit and raising money — and she also has worked as a journalist and shares our commitment to journalistic ethics.”

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Applications open for 2022-2023 Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowship

National Science-Health-Environment Reporting FellowshipsAre you an early-career journalist interested in boosting your knowledge of science, health or environmental reporting? AHCJ is now accepting applications for its 2022-2023 National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships (SHERF) program.

In collaboration with the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW) and the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), AHCJ is pleased to once again offer this year-long development opportunity to early-career journalists pursuing — or who have a strong interest in pursuing —deep dives in science, health, or environmental reporting, or all three.

The yearlong program offers the selected fellows niche workshops, customized webinars, registration to national conferences, access to unique resources, and individual professional mentors to assist with career development.

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