Those with experience writing for a health professionals might be interested in this week's featured opportunity. Also, check out the Awards section for more deadlines this weekend; there's still time to get your entries in.
This week, check out a handful of print openings at publications of various health disciplines. Also, keep an eye on upcoming deadlines for our 2012 fellowships and grants — these opportunities are not to be missed.
In addition to a new crop of editor and reporter listings across the country, we feature an opportunity for a dynamic tech blogger to cover the healthcare beat with personality. Also, check out the variety of fellowships and awards listed.
The new Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2011 is a challenge to non-professional writers -- anyone who hasn't written for money -- to write 800-word articles that might be published in The Guardian or The Observor. The contest is great incentive for scientists and new writers across the pond, but what is great about the contest for those of us in the United States and elsewhere is the "Secrets of Good Science Writing" feature The Guardian launched this month to encourange entrants. This week in Career GPS, we're highlighting some of the series' most poignant lessons so far and listing the newest job and educational opportunities in health media.
State of the News Media 2011, a comprehensive annual report by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, tells us a lot about how health coverage has evolved. Some of the data is predictable, but worth highlighting as we think about how we allocate space in our news coverage. This week at Career GPS, we look at the report and what it tells us about health journalism.
Aly Colón, independent journalist and instructor at the Poynter Institute, said in a recent webinar that journalists should look for "listening posts" to help find untold stories. Colón is a specialist in ethics and diversity and discussed ways that journalists can improve in both areas. This week at Career GPS, we start a conversation about diversifying coverage with this question: What are the best places for health journalism listening posts?
Gary Schwitzer is the professor that health reporters fear. With the creation of HealthNewsReview, he has brought back nightmares of having your work marked up in red and posted on a corkboard for everyone to see.
Henry Jay Forman is a professor of natural sciences at UC Merced. His laboratory focuses on the molecular biology and biochemistry of signal transduction and cellular adaptation to oxidative stress. Forman also serves as associate editor of Free Radical Biology & Medicine and as treasurer of the International Society for Free Radical Research. He received his B.A. in chemistry from Queens College in New York and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Columbia University.