We award $53,500 in reporting grants: “We need high-quality, high-impact health journalism now more than ever to keep community health issues squarely in the public spotlight,” said Mary Lou Fulton, program manager, communication and media grants, at The California Endowment.
Dr. David Kessler highlights how the trifecta of sugar, fat and salt stimulates our brains, making us want more and more instead of feeling satiated. Even when we know certain foods are bad for us, we can't stop overeating. What is a journalist's role in how Americans relate to their food?
A lot of the cool new things that the St. Louis Beacon is doing have a distinctly old ring to them. They have a serious newsroom to be sure -- 15 journalists produce ten to 12 news and feature stories a day -- and they are comitted to new media and online publishing. But they are also taking their journalism offline.
Susan Mernit and Staci Baird, social media gurus, had a message for reformed journalists and New Media entrepreneurs participating in our pilot program melding online community engagement and health journalism: "We come in peace."