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Pulitzer nods demonstrate breadth of health beat

Andrew Van Dam

About Andrew Van Dam

Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.

This week’s Pulitzer announcements demonstrated just how far health journalism spread its wings in 2010, with health-related stories snagging wins and nominations for work related to everything from business to commentary to feature writing. Several AHCJ members were among the nominees, and Covering Health readers will recognize a significant number of the bylines and storylines. We’ve pulled the health-related award text below straight from Pulitzer.org and linked to related content when possible. Winning entries are in bold.

Explanatory Reporting

Editorial Writing

Investigative Reporting

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Local Reporting

National Reporting

Feature Writing

Fink wins Dart award for Memorial story

Andrew Van Dam

About Andrew Van Dam

Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.

AHCJ member Sheri Fink’s 13,000-word piece on the difficult choices made at Memorial Hospital in the wake of Hurricane Katrina continues its run this awards season, adding the 2010 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma to the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, second place in the large magazine category of AHCJ’s 2009 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, and numerous other honors. It originally ran in The New York Times Magazine and on the ProPublica Web site.

A project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma focuses on reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. It has awarded the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma since 1994.

Fink wrote an article for AHCJ members about how she reported the story and her insights for others undertaking long-form investigative reporting.

Pulitzer winners, finalists share tips with AHCJ

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.

In yesterday’s post about AHCJ members who won or were finalists for this year’s Pulitzer Prizes, we neglected to mention California Watch‘s editorial director, Mark Katches.

Katches, as deputy managing editor for projects and investigations at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, was an editor on Raquel Rutledge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reports on fraud and abuse in a child-care program for low-wage working parents.

AHCJ has temporarily opened up access to articles and tip sheets that recently were written for us by this year’s Pulitzer winners and finalists. Don’t miss this chance to see what AHCJ members have access to every day.

And, just as a reminder, The New York Times‘ Michael Moss, who won a Pulitzer for his reporting on contaminated hamburger and other food safety issues, will be on a panel about food safety at Health Journalism 2010.