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Highlighted this week: A CDC initiative focused on obesity and tobacco use seeks a lead writer. Also featured are career opportunities at a variety of health organizations nationwide, and two openings at health-related publicationsand the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Global health journalist Sam Loewenberg is passionate about his work. But if you really want to get a rise out of him, ask him to talk about how media organizations treat freelance journalists trying to do serious journalism.  

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Featured this week is an opportunity for a health communications professional with experience in writing for the over-65 demographic. Also, we list the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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This week at Career GPS, newspaper reporter Anne Polta explains why she blogs about health. Scott Hensley, the host, editor and writer of NPR's Shots blog, explains why he only blogs and what questions journalists should ask themselves before they take the blogging leap

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This week in Career GPS' weekly job lisings, we highlight two East Coast jobs in health communications and an opportunity at a West Coast online health startup. In addition, find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Our weekly job listings, previously found at the end of once-a-week Career GPS posts, will now be featured in their own weekly posts. This week, we've found a variety of trade publications and specialty media outlets seeking reporters to cover health care beats. Also highlighted are listings for a freelance web producer and part-time internship. In addition, please find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Interviewing scientists, researchers and health care professionals can be challenging: reporters walk a fine line between representing their work accurately and applying appropriate, analytical skepticism. Get interviewing tips from Career GPS.

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If social media increases site traffic and often leads to interesting stories and new sources for journalists, why wouldn't news organizations engage or want their reporters to engage on Facebook? This week at Career GPS, we explore the question of Facebook for journalists. Also find the

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I'm on the phone with journalist Mark Johnson and he is rummaging through his desk. He's recently won the Pulitzer Prize and is now sharing his list of health and science references. Last week, Johnson's reporter partner, Kathleen Gallagher, talked to Career GPS about her career be

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A Pulitzer Prize winner talks about her career, her editors and how she got her first break. Also find the latest health media opportunities, this week in Career GPS.

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