Carolyn Crist, an independent journalist based in Georgia, will lead AHCJ’s efforts to expand its resources and services for freelance journalists.
As AHCJ’s freelance community correspondent, Crist will be writing about issues of concern to independent journalists, such as finding assignments, running a business, ethical guidelines, negotiating contracts and much more.
She will work with our freelance members to build out the existing Freelance Center at healthjournalism.org. That will include updated and new market guides, tip sheets and “How I Did It” stories from other freelancers.
The Association of Health Care Journalists has awarded AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance to six journalists who intend to pursue significant projects in 2020. The program, in its 10th year, is meant to help journalists understand and report on the performance of local health care markets and the U.S. health system as a whole.
The fellowship program, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, is intended to give experienced print, broadcast and online reporters an opportunity to concentrate on the performance of health care systems – or significant parts of those systems – locally, regionally or nationally. The fellows are able to examine policies, practices and outcomes, as well as the roles of various stakeholders.
Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ.
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The Association of Health Care Journalists has awarded its AHCJ International Health Study Fellowships to four journalists who intend to pursue significant projects in the first half of 2020. The program, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, is meant to help veteran U.S.-based journalists compare elements of the U.S. health system with those of other countries.
The program for mid-career journalists is intended to give print, broadcast and online reporters an opportunity to study how one element of the U.S. health care system is handled in another country and to report on the differences. Fellows will interview patients, health care providers and policymakers in the United States and abroad.
The Association of Health Care Journalists has announced the selection of a new class of AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows. The 12 journalists – supported through a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust – will spend a week studying public health issues at the Atlanta headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The AHCJ-directed fellowship program will include presentations, roundtable discussions and tours on epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, chronic diseases, vaccines, foodborne disease, influenza, opioids, e-cigarettes and other topics.
Photo: Kimberly LeonardJournalists catch up with one another on a balcony at Mission.
In the shadow of Washington National’s ballpark, the Association of Health Care Journalists’ D.C. Chapter participated in hosting a networking happy hour on Oct. 10 which drew at least 300 people from the health care reporting and policy world.
AHCJ teamed up for the first time with the nonpartisan and nonprofit organizations Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) and the Alliance for Health Policy for the co-branded health policy networking happy hour. It was held at Mission, a restaurant in the Navy Yard neighborhood. Continue reading