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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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Get the latest job listings in health journalism and communications, including speechwriting, newspaper reporting, copy editing, online editing and magazine editing.

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The embattled U.N. World Food Program reports that 13 million people have been affected by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. It's a huge health story, but how can journalists report on it well?

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If on-air health reporting is your niche, Southern California Public Radio is looking for a health care reporter. We've also highlighted some writer positions at various hospitals and a handful of freelance gigs. In addition, you'll find updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities and projects.

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Journalism program manager for Facebook Vadim Lavrusik shared a health story told via status updates in a Facebook journalism event in downtown Los Angeles last night.

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This week, we bring you opportunities with two health-related foundations seeking communication professionals to manage their initiatives, plus editor and writer positions at online publications.

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Hollenbeck Park is a lovely spot on the east side of Los Angeles. It's an historic place, built in 1982, and has since been a refuge for the evolving communities of Boyle Heights. Imagine a lake and boats and idyllic footbridges. What does any of this have to do with how journalists operate online? Last Friday, I explained the metaphor to this year's National Health Journalism Fellows.

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