Tag Archives: Road to Phoenix

Getting serious about the nitty gritty of medical research reporting

Tara Haelle

About Tara Haelle

Tara Haelle (@TaraHaelle) is AHCJ's medical studies core topic leader, guiding journalists through the jargon-filled shorthand of science and research and enabling them to translate the evidence into accurate information.

It’s tough to choose between the field trips and the multiple workshops on Thursday, the first day of Health Journalism 2018 in Phoenix. And while I’m certainly biased, I strongly encourage those not registered for field trips to attend “Pulling back the curtain on medical studies” Thursday morning. We’re diving deeper into coverage of medical research than ever before with the help of a fresh face, Perry Wilson, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, contributor to MedPageToday and funny and informative YouTuber. Continue reading

Are you up to date on alcohol use disorder?

Tara Haelle

About Tara Haelle

Tara Haelle (@TaraHaelle) is AHCJ's medical studies core topic leader, guiding journalists through the jargon-filled shorthand of science and research and enabling them to translate the evidence into accurate information.

Investigative journalism from Stat News, Wired and the New York Times recently revealed how the alcohol industry is influencing the kind of research the National Institutes of Health will conduct as the NIH seeks funding for alcohol research. That story simply adds more evidence to what some journalists and public health folks have been pointing out: alcohol is one of the most dangerous, destructive drugs there is, but it rarely gets treated as such. Continue reading

Pittsburgh reporter uncovers how for-profit hospitals differ from nonprofits in how they provide charity care

Joseph Burns

About Joseph Burns

Joseph Burns (@jburns18), a Massachusetts-based independent journalist, is AHCJ’s topic leader on health insurance. He welcomes questions and suggestions on insurance resources and tip sheets at joseph@healthjournalism.org.

When reviewing just about any hospital bill today, it’s difficult to imagine that hospitals were founded to provide care for the poor. “Hospitals in the United States emerged from institutions, notably almshouses, that provided care and custody for the ailing poor,” says America’s Essential Hospitals, an association of hospitals and health systems dedicated to providing high-quality care for all, including the vulnerable. “Rooted in this tradition of charity, the public hospital traces its ancestry to the development of cities and community efforts to shelter and care for the chronically ill, deprived, and disabled.” Continue reading

Announcing the 2018 AHCJ-Healthier Beat Journalism Fellows

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.

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Healthier Beat Journalism fellows, who will be attending Health Journalism 2018.

This program, aimed at better training reporters covering the health aspects of non-health beats, was supported this year by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Continue reading

Announcing the 2018 AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism Fellows

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.

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism fellows, who will be attending Health Journalism 2018.

We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Continue reading

Announcing the 2018 AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism Fellows

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.

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism fellows, who will be attending Health Journalism 2018.

We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Continue reading