NewsPro has once again turned the spotlight toward health journalism and AHCJ, just in time for Health Journalism 2010 in Chicago. Find a PDF of the full issue here, or go to the issue’s online index.
In addition to profiles of AHCJ award winners, highlights include:
- A preview of the main attractions at Health Journalism 2010.
- A “state of health care journalism in 2010” round-up that focuses on the double-edged sword of a reform debate that brought health to the forefront, yet carried with it partisanship and misinformation. The issue also includes a piece on reporters’ struggles to understand and communicate the debate’s issues.
- An argument that “In the arena of iPhone apps, there is perhaps no division attracting as much attention as health care.”
- An interview with Nancy Snyderman, the well-known doctor and television reporter.
- A lead story on how the Internet is passing television as “most essential medium in the lives of Americans.”
- An exploration of the ethical and practical dilemmas facing doctor-journalists in Haiti, and a companion survey of members of the National Association of Medical Communicators. The issue also includes profiles of a few prominent doctor-reporters.
- An attempt to address questions raised by the H1N1 epidemic.