Health stories top Investigative Business Journalism awards

Health-related investigations (including one by an AHCJ member) snagged both top spots in the Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism this year. The awards, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, judge stories based on “investigative enterprise, strong business theme, writing style, clarity and impact.” Reuters’ Murray Waas took […]

Reporter covers patient ‘dumping’ from inside

The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Michael Vitez has been given free reign for several months now to explore and report on Abington Memorial Hospital as an embedded reporter. The result has been a mix of deep, wonderfully chosen anecdotes accompanied by quotes and hospital introspection that go far beyond what you often see in “look what went […]

Palliative care piece launches embedded dispatches

Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Michael Vitez has been embedded with Abington Memorial Hospital in suburban Montgomery County, Pa. Karl Stark, the Inquirer‘s health and science editor, writes that “means he went there for an extended period and reported what he saw with almost no restrictions.” Here’s how Vitez describes the series, which will be published […]