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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Tools for Covering Veterans' Issues

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Tools for Covering Veterans' Issues

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Interested in covering veterans' issues? Poynter News University has a webinar for you. Also, take a look at this week's handful of opportunities in web reporting and editing.

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Featured Opportunity

"Covering Veterans' Issues: What Happens When Soldiers Come Home", Webinar by Poynter News University
Date: May 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. EST
Eligibility: Reporters, producers, bloggers, freelancers and others who cover veterans, military, government, mental health and social issues.
Program: This Webinar will help you unravel the web of bureaucracies responsible for providing services to veterans, assess whether agencies are delivering on their promises and bring to light their successes and failures.
From the Website: "With thousands of soldiers headed home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the government 'safety net' for veterans is being strained far beyond its capacity. Learn to evaluate how well local and federal programs are meeting the needs of veterans."


New Job and Internship Listings

Editor, The Atlantic Health Channel
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Web Reporter, Kaiser Health News (via Poynter Online)
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online

Assistant Web Producer, (via Ed2010)
Location: New York, NY
Status: Freelance
Medium: Online

Health Writer,
Location: Nationwide
Status: Telecommute
Medium: Online

Health & Wellness Staff Writer, (via JournalismJobs)
Location: New York, NY
Status: Full Time
Medium: Online



2012-2013 Investigative Reporting Fellowship, Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley
Eligibility: Professional background in journalism with experience in investigative reporting, be it writing, producing or editing, is required. Candidates must demonstrate a strong track record of successfully reporting on complex subjects in the public interest.
Deadline: May 18, 2012
From the Website: "To help develop a new generation of investigative reporters in an era of cutbacks at major news organizations, the Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism is hiring up to three fellows in investigative reporting. This is a one-year academic appointment expected to begin on September 1, 2012."



Ethnic Media Awards for Northern California and the Central Valley, New America Media and KQED
Eligibility: Entries can be print, online or broadcast. All broadcast entries must be under 30 minutes in length.
Deadline: April 27, 2012
From the Website: "Recognizing journalistic excellence, NAM invites news organizations (print, online, radio and television) serving Northern California and/or the Central Valley's ethnic minority and newcomer communities, as well as individuals whose work is published or aired by these media outlets, to submit entries published between January 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012. Entries may be in the language of the publication such as English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Arabic or other relevant languages. Participants are encouraged to include their own translations as needed."

The Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, The Endocrine Society
Eligibility: Open to all credentialed journalists in print (both "hard" and electronic) or broadcast.
Deadline: Contact Aaron Lohr:
From the Website: "The Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism honors journalists for outstanding reporting that enhances public understanding of medical and science issues pertaining to the field of endocrinology."

Sidney Award, The Sidney Hillman Foundation
Eligibility: The Sidney is awarded monthly to a piece published in a magazine, newspaper, on a news site, or a blog in the United States. Television and radio segments broadcast in the United States are also eligible, as are published photography series.
Deadline: Deadlines are the last Friday of the month in which the piece was published/aired. In the case of magazines, please nominate according to the issue date on the publication, not when it first appeared.
From the Website: "For more than 50 years, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has awarded, annually, the prestigious Hillman Prizes in Journalism. In 2009, the Foundation inaugurated the Sidney, a monthly award for an outstanding piece of socially-conscious journalism. We are looking for commentary and investigative work in service of the common good."


The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!


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