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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: New fellowships, awards and jobs roundup

Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: New fellowships, awards and jobs roundup

Don't forget to submit your application for the Lown Institute's new Health Care Communications Fellow. Plus, check out these openings in online and print publications.
Sound at stake: Kids at Florida hearing clinic caught in broken Medicaid system

Sound at stake: Kids at Florida hearing clinic caught in broken Medicaid system

A hearing clinic trying to balance financial reality with needs of children on Medicaid reaches out for community support.
The Power of Small Data: Illuminate numbers with meaningful comparisons

The Power of Small Data: Illuminate numbers with meaningful comparisons

Thoughtful comparisons can make all the difference for your audience. For example, the threat of Ebola in the U.S. seems scary until you compare it to drunk drivers, who killed 12,000 in the U.S. in 2014. Ebola killed two.
Amid conflicting reports, what’s the actual story on childhood obesity?

Amid conflicting reports, what’s the actual story on childhood obesity?

There has been a bevy of headlines on child obesity this week, triggered by a new study casting doubt on earlier reports of drops in early childhood obesity rates. But real story is rather more complicated than the headlines suggest.
Hooked on hookworms (and other parasites)

Hooked on hookworms (and other parasites)

The Portland Tribune's Peter Korn, a 2009 National Fellow, recently took a look at Oregon residents who've turned to unconventional treatments, and their difficulties in finding doctors who will work them. Korn says this is a story that could be easily localized by reporters elsewhere.
Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: These outlets are looking to expand their health and wellness coverage

Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: These outlets are looking to expand their health and wellness coverage

The CNN Health team is looking for a writer who will cover the most pressing or interesting health, wellness and medical stories of the day, while 89.3 WFPL News needs an experience health journalist for their team in Louisville.
For family trapped in the ACA’s glaring ‘family glitch,’ life gets harder

For family trapped in the ACA’s glaring ‘family glitch,’ life gets harder

Victims of the Affordable Care Act's "family glitch" include the Devors family of Salem, Ill., who now find themselves caught in a dire health crisis, without adequate coverage.
In telling stories on health disparities, three-dimensional stories prove key

In telling stories on health disparities, three-dimensional stories prove key

The health disparities between Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas are real. Reporter Alex Smith explains how he "sought to depict not just the struggles these people faced, but also their humor, their hope, their wisdom."

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