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?
Health reporters got an unusual amount of mileage out of a study that said that its chief finding was “of unknown clinical significance.” And when these same reporters put on their blogging hats, they went off-road entirely.
Rick Edmonds is a media business analyst who writes the Biz Blog at Poynter Online. In Poynter’s "100 Ideas to Make Your Journalism Better" webinar last week, Edmonds said journalists need to know what is happening in the business of journalism. While times are going to get leaner as we move ahead, there are still good areas of opportunity in news media, he said. Demand for digital and mobile content is on the rise, as is federal and business coverage. This week at Career GPS, I ask Edmonds about the business of health journalism. Where are we headed and how can we can be prepared?
The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism offered three seminars on social media this week. I won't do another post on the virtues and anxieties and the basics of using social media. Instead, I’ll focus on using social media to be a better reporter.
Bell County in southeastern Kentucky currently has the eighth worst prescription drug death rate in the nation. Victims are citizens of every economic level, and the effects are hurting innocent people.
This story is part of a series that examines prescription drug abuse in Kentucky.