For more than 20 years, Meryl Davids Landau has written for numerous national consumer publications and websites, especially on the topics of health, lifestyle, holistic health, science, parenting, family issues, general-interest issues, and even money and business.
After a false start in which a program featuring a speaker from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had to be cancelled for Hurricane Irma, and a meet-and-greet fizzled due to last-minute work commitments by several prospective attendees, the South Florida chapter finally had its first official gathering in February.
A small, diverse group of health writers and editors met for brunch and coffee (sitting outdoors at a Miami restaurant – the benefit of being in Florida in February!) to share stories about the state of the industry, interesting articles they’re working on, and ways to move the chapter forward. Continue reading →
This annual celebration of access to public information offers seven days packed with panel discussions, workshops and special reporting efforts, organized by the American Society of News Editors and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
AHCJ’s Right to Know Committee, which also advocates for transparency and access to information, is joining this year’s celebration with a weeklong series of blog posts to bolster your efforts to get the facts. Continue reading →
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Investigations into what’s causing global obesity, who’s blocking regulation of addictive pain pills and who’s raking in billions of dollars from “liquid gold” urine samples were among the top winners in this year’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.
AHCJ has strengthened its ethical standards on funding for the annual conference, enhancing the ethics code established at our inception 20 years ago to guard against undue influence by outside groups or the perception of such influence.
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has promised Modern Healthcare that all of its reporters will have access to the agency’s telephone press conferences in the future, according to editor-in-chief Aurora Aguilar.
Aguilar said she received that assurance in a phone call from CMS on Monday, the day after Covering Health reported that a communications contractor with CMS had threatened to bar Virgil Dickson, Modern Healthcare’s Washington bureau chief, from press calls if he didn’t delete three sentences from a published story. Continue reading →