We journalists rely on many tools in our trade: research articles, books, interviews, pen and paper, accumulated knowledge and experience, PR folks, smartphones, software, voice recorders, cameras, etc. But every once in a while, one tool outperforms the rest: our Spidey sense.
I can’t count the times my intuition has nudged me in the right direction or diverted me from the wrong one, and you’d be hard-pressed to find an experienced reporter who would say otherwise. Continue reading
Dennis Berens, director of the Nebraska Office of Rural Health, who helped kick off AHCJ’s first Rural Health Journalism Workshop a few months ago, has been elected next president of the National Rural Health Association.
He has been a ready source for AHCJ members working on rural health stories. Berens is also a member of the National Rural Health HIT Coalition and has served on the National EMS/Trauma Advisory Board for Health Resources and Services Administration.
Prior to his work in state government, Berens was co-publisher of the Seward County Independent newspaper in Nebraska.