Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:00am
A team from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is being honored with one of journalism’s most prestigious awards for its series on the failures of the newborn screening system. Reporter Ellen Gabler provides a behind-the-pages look at how the paper reported the series.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:00am
School nurses are increasingly stretched thin over many campuses or absent altogether due to budget cuts. Meanwhile, students are still showing up to school with complex health needs, putting new pressures on school staff to deliver levels of care they may not be trained or ready for.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:26am
On the East Coast? Women's Health is looking for both a managing editor and editorial assistant in New York, and The Boston Globe is hiring a new health and wellness producer for its website. Only a few days left to apply for the The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalism.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 4:00am
Reporter Johanes Roselló spent four months interviewing families who’d been affected by the deportation of a father or spouse. Their stories were heartbreaking, frustrating and inspiring. Here are some lessons and suggestions for others considering similar projects.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:20am
Whether you’re a new reporter or an experienced hand looking for fresh ideas about senior care, you can find compelling stories by digging into state and national datasets. Important stories about regulatory gaps, poor enforcement, and even malpractice are there for the taking.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:15am
I am often amused by the "expertise" of Wall Street analysts. It's particularly instructive to compare the first one below, a person who hopped on the bandwagon driven by the company, compared to the second one, who retained a more rigorous standard of review.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 4:00am
Ryan Sabalow’s “Buck Fever” series in The Indianapolis Star presents a compelling and complex investigation into the captive-deer hunting industry. The project offers a number of lessons for journalists pursuing similarly ambitious projects.
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 7:45am
Last year there were 119,000 prescriptions between January and June. Though Lariam (mefloquine) is banned in Air Force pilots, until 2011, it was on the increase in the Navy and Marine Corps.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:00am
A new study of one of the most famous early childhood programs in existence suggests that it had profound impacts on the adult health of the participants decades later. If the research holds, it could have major implications for health policy.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:00am
It pays to heed incremental advances in health research and to learn from what doesn't work in reporting projects. And don't forget to stay positive on the future of health journalism. Contributor William Heisel shares more takeaways from Health Journalism 2014 in part two of his two-part series.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:00am
Bloomberg News and Town & Style St. Louis are both hiring healthcare writers for their publications. Check out those opportunities, and more, here!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 4:00am
Smart reporting on mental health makes an effort to avoid stigmatizing people with mental illness. Here are a few solutions one reporter found especially helpful in covering the subject in Texas, where the state's largest jail became its largest mental health facility.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:24pm
JAMA has just published a research letter entitled "Academic Medical Center Leadership on Pharmaceutical Company Boards of Directors," in which it presents a list of deans and other high officials from academic medicine who are on the boards of directors of the top pharmaceutical companies.
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 4:00am
The ideas shared at last week's Health Journalism 2014 conference were innovative, provocative, and worth integrating into your daily reporting. Columnist William Heisel shares some of the most compelling lessons learned from this year's gathering.
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 5:42am
Rosemary Gibson — author of "The Treatment Trap" — offered a trenchant comment on a ProPublica story by Charles Ornstein about how the University of Illinois violated its own policies by endorsing the product of a medical device company.