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AHCJ heads to Baltimore for annual conference

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

Hundreds of health journalists will gather in Baltimore – known as Charm City – for the annual AHCJ conference May 2-5.

Health Journalism 2019 will be at the Baltimore Hilton, a short walk from the Inner Harbor, with shops, museums, restaurants and historic ships. The hotel is next to Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles. And yes, the Orioles are scheduled to be at home during the conference, hosting the Tampa Bay Rays from May 3-5. Continue reading

Call for entries opens for health journalism awards

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

Entries for the 2012 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism are now being accepted.

Following on changes begun last year, the contest retains its topic-based categories, where entries compete head-to-head no matter whether they appeared in magazines, newspapers, trade publications or on radio or television stations or websites.Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

The Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism recognize the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media. The contest is run by journalists for journalists and is not influenced or funded by commercial or special-interest groups. The contest features 12 categories and entries can include a wide range of health coverage including public health, consumer health, medical research, the business of health care and health ethics.

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Chicago chapter learns about social media for working journalists

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

There was a little LOL, but also plenty of cyber meat for the nearly 20 journalists, academics and students attending the AHCJ Chicago Chapter’s autumn event on social media at Columbia College on Sept. 19. Former AHCJ President Duncan Moore organized and moderated the panel discussion about the intersection of journalism and social media.

The Chicago Reader’s “Tweeter In Chief” Asher Klein (@Chicago_Reader) told how the weekly uses social media, in particular Twitter, to promote stories and engage and attract readers. Continue reading

Member close-up: Wisconsin State Journal’s David Wahlberg

John Andrew "Andy'' Miller

About John Andrew "Andy'' Miller

Andy Miller (@gahealthnews) is the editor and publisher of the nonprofit Georgia Health News. The former health care reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is a member of AHCJ's board of directors and leads the association's Atlanta chapter.

From hospitals to medical research to consumer trends, David Wahlberg covers the waterfront when it comes to health and health care.

Wahlberg (@davidkwahlberg) has covered these topics for about 20 years, and has worked at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison since 2005.

As a Kaiser Media Fellow in Health in 2009-10, Wahlberg wrote an 11-part series, “Out of reach: The rural health care gap,” that won a Sigma Chi Delta award from the Society of Professional Journalists. His five-part series in 2007, “Medical Misconnections: Patient-safety problems and solutions,” won a first-place award from the Association of Health Care Journalists. He has been a member of AHCJ for 10 years.

YEARS COVERING HEALTH:

Nearly 20

David Wahlberg

David Wahlberg

CURRENT BEAT:

Health/health care

RECENT STORIES INCLUDE:

A column, Health Sense, which I started after this year’s AHCJ conference.

A two-part series on nursing homes:

Madison Without Borders,” a special section on global health – sidebars:

“Inside Out,” a two-part series about a rare birth defect:

FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB:

The variety. I cover hospitals and clinics, medical research, health policy, public health, community health, consumer health, prevention programs, treatment trends, patient struggles and successes, disciplinary actions against providers and more. Continue reading

Welcome to the newest AHCJ members

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and served for nearly 20 years in daily journalism.

Please welcome our newest professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.

  • Dawn Bialy, editor, Belvoir Media Group, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Larry Blumenthal, executive producer, health, Philly.com, Philadelphia (@lblumenthal)
  • Katy Butler, independent journalist, Mill Valley, Calif.
  • Jaclyn Cosgrove, health & medical reporter, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City (@jaclyncosgrove)
  • Charles Denham, editor in chief, Journal of Patient Safety, Austin, Texas (@charles_denham)
  • Jessica Genninger, medical reporter/researcher, The Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Laura High, independent journalist, Denver
  • Thomas James, health producer, WUSA-Silver Spring, Md. (@thomasjamestj)
  • Kevin Johnson, medical student journalist, Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Shefali Kulkarni, reporter, Kaiser Health News, Washington, D.C. (@shefalikulkarni)
  • Sara Miller, medical reporter/researcher, The Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Jacqueline Paulis, medical reporter/researcher, The Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Nazli Senyuva, medical reporter/researcher, The Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Alexander Wayne, reporter, Bloomberg News, Washington, D.C. (@aawayne)

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.

See, follow AHCJ’s newest members

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and served for nearly 20 years in daily journalism.

Please welcome AHCJ’s newest members. All new AHCJ members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.

  • Orly Avitzur, medical editor, Consumer Reports, Tarrytown, N.Y. (@OrlyA)
  • Massimo Cecaro, national councillor, Italian Association of Medical Press, Macerato, Italy
  • Sylvia Davis, senior editor, WebMD, Atlanta
  • Ira Dinerman, independent journalist, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Marissa Donovan, student, Syracuse, Rensselaer, N.Y. (@MarissaDonovan1)
  • Helen Driediger, independent journalist, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
  • Micky Duxbury, independent journalist, Berkeley, Calif. (@mickydux)
  • Lisa Eramo, independent journalist, Cranston, R.I. (@Lisa_Eramo)
  • Sari Harrar, independent journalist, Quakertown, Pa.
  • Laura Kebede, student, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. (@kebedefaith)
  • Martin Kilgus, editor, SWR Public Radio, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Beth Kitchin, assistant professor, University of Birmingham, Nutrition Sciences, Birmingham, Ala.
  • Ricki Lewis, independent journalist, Scotia, N.Y. (@rickilewis)
  • Teresa Mahoney, student, Columbia University, New York (@TheresaMahoney)
  • Matt McMillen, independent journalist, Portland, Ore.
  • Becky Oskin, independent journalist, Davis, Calif.
  • Bonnie Schultz, independent journalist, Princeton, N.J.
  • Lesley Simon, independent journalist, Westfield, N.J.
  • Kavin Sundaram, student, University of Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.