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Health Care Brands president Dr. Jason Schiffman works at the intersections of psychiatry, consumer information, business and online health care. And he's happy to be there.

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For health media professionals with a knack for generating healthy living content geared toward online audiences, NBC Universal offers an opportunity with iVillage. Also, our Southern California members might want to check out some current openings around Orange County. Or, if you're interested in health journalism fellowships, workshops, awards and other opportunities, you can find the most updated information.

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Journalism students bring international health stories home to Seattle: here's what you can learn from them about localizing global health issues.

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Photojournalist Pauline Lubens was 54 when she left the San Jose Mercury News to go back to school. Now, she's earned her masters degree in public health — and she's ecstatic.

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This week, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles offers a unique opportunity to oversee an initiative aiming to raise mental health awareness in the entertainment industry. We also highlight various medical groups and institutes seeking online-savvy media professionals. In addition to the latest information on health journalism fellowships, workshops and other educational opportunities, check out our new listings for awards and competitions.

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If you've ever been interested in working for WebMD, check out their current openings in their magazine and website in the Atlanta area. Also find opportunities for editors and reporters on the East Coast.

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This new startup bills itself as an alternative to content farms like Demand Media, and editorial director Mitch Lipka tells Career GPS that they have several clients with a health focus.

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How can mainstream media better cover communities, particularly those that don't often have a voice? Increasingly, public radio reporters are using the Public Insight Network, a mashup of Rolodex and crowdsourcing machine.

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Want to help develop a health media website that produces original content targeted to the 50+ demographic? This week, a Minnesota web project in progress seeks a Web Editor.

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While some of the advice in this week's Reynolds Center for Business Journalism webinar series might have been old hat to many freelancers, much of the instruction and discussion was illuminating. Here are some tips for health journalists.

 

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