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Health reporting boot camp for 2008-09 Midwest Health Journalism Program fellows

08/17/08 - 08/20/08     Columbia, MO

This intensive boot camp brings the 2008-09 Midwest Health Journalism Program fellows together with top health care journalists for in-depth sessions on how to report on specific health care issues, including:

  • Anatomy of a failed hospital
  • U.S. health care system: How it was built, what holds it together
  • Measuring the quality of local hospitals
  • Digging into hospital finances
  • Web journalism primer
  • Investigating the health of local nursing homes
  • Reading medical studies
  • Introduction to a medical library

This competitive fellowship program picks 10 journalists from Kansas and Missouri each year for special training sessions, mentoring and access to AHCJ conferences, workshops and resources. Read more about the Midwest Health Journalism Program.