Monday, January 26, 2009

Baltimore Sun seeks freelancer to cover women's health

The Baltimore Sun, a 232,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks an experienced freelance journalist to lead a new website focused on women's health.

"A strong command of the English language, a background in blogging and online community moderation, and a history of working with freelancers are key," the ad states.

Apply online.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

New week-long health journalism fellowship

A new fellowship program will enable 10 journalists to spend a week studying a variety of public health issues at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in early 2009.

“While not specifically for young journalists, they would certainly benefit from it - a week at the CDC learning about public health and meeting new sources,” e-mails Pia Christensen of the Association of Health Care Journalists, which is co-sponsoring the program along with the CDC.

The AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships “will expose the selected journalists to sessions on epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, pandemic flu preparedness, climate change, vaccine safety, obesity, autism and more,” according to organizers. “Fellows will tour the CDC director's National Emergency Operations Center, meet new sources on policy and research and learn how to tap the agency's abundant resources to produce better stories.”

The fellowships are open to professional journalists working in the United States and provides for travel, lodging and meals. The training will take place Feb. 8-13, 2009 at CDC's Atlanta and Chamblee campuses. Fellowship applications can be completed at and are being accepted until Dec. 29. Earlier applications are encouraged.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

New health news service hiring journalists

If you're looking for a reporting job covering health and medicine, you might want to send a resume to Kaiser Family Foundation, which is launching a news service covering health policy.

"Over the next several months, a team of full-time journalists will be hired and top freelance journalists will be recruited to write stories and series for distribution" through Kaiser Health News, according to the news release.

The news service will be headquartered in Washington, D.C., and overseen by top journalists from the Wall Street Journal and Congressional Quarterly.

All news content will be available for free on a new website,, expected to go live in early 2009. KHN will also partner with news organizations to jointly produce and publish articles, and will provide free content for syndication to news organizations in the U.S. and around the world.

"The goal of the new effort is to provide in-depth coverage and news at a time when cash-strapped news organizations are being forced to scale back their efforts in this crucial area," the news release says.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, August 14, 2008 seeks freelancers, a subsidiary of the New York Times Co., is seeking part-time writer-experts to produce and maintain Guides for its website. You'll build and maintain a GuideSite, a topical section of that contains articles, reviews, a blog, a discussion forum and a bio page about you. Along with a base payment of $725 a month, pays based on page views.

Positions available include:

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