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Here at Career GPS, we spend a lot of time discussing how to make successful careers. As important as working toward our goals is celebrating our successes. This week, we offer updates and good news from the Center for Health Journalism Digital community.

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Broadcast, print and online media professionals are wanted to cover health beats and manage health-related programs nationwide this week.

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If it is hard to make a good career in news, it's even harder to make a well-paying career in broadcast television news. KABC-TV health reporter Denise Dador and medical producer Julia Seifer told CCNMA conference-goers that it takes persistence and passion to make it.

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This week, KQED is seeking citizen journalists in various cities to report on the health issues that plague their communities. Also, note that applications for the Health Journalism Fellowships presented by the Association of Health Care Journalists & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are due in one week. As always, find the latest in health jobs, workshops and more.

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Apress editor Jeff Olson says that he relies on people he has already worked with and writers' blogs to find authors for books on current events, including one in the works on health care options for businesses.

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Southern California Reporting on Health readers, take note of an exciting workshop taking place in Los Angeles next weekend. Spend a day with the National Association of Black Journalists and hear from local journalists about how to improve the news coverage of health issues.

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Dave Parks worked for daily newspapers for 30 years, but took a leap to re-invent his journalism career.

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Reporters with multi-beat experience are in high demand this week at a variety of news organizations.Take note of upcoming health journalism fellowship deadlines this month, in addition to the latest information on workshops and other educational opportunities.

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The Vermont news site's founding editor Anne Galloway says the right candidate will dig deep on these beats and be able to withstand snowy winters.

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Passionate about government and the healthcare industry? Bloomberg has a great opportunity for you. Find updates on the latest in health journalism fellowships, workshops, awards and jobs in this week's listings.

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