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‘Sexology’ fraud duped dozens of reporters — don’t be among them next time

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.

Photo: Nic Price via Flickr

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

Workshop speaker to lead national group

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.

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.

Dennis Berens

Dennis Berens

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.