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A weekly conversation about following your passions and your paycheck.

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The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism offered three seminars on social media this week. I won't do another post on the virtues and anxieties and the basics of using social media. Instead, I’ll focus on using social media to be a better reporter.

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If you have a smartphone, chances are you know what an invaluable tool it is for a journalist. This week, we're highlighting iPhone applications that are useful for health journalists.

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André Picard has an enviable and unusual journalism career. He began his professional life as a summer intern at The Globe and Mail in Canada and stayed on with the paper for 24 years. "Yes, I have a very boring CV," Picard joked in a phone interview from Montréal.

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Mental health professionals say that journalists need to get informed and be open to talking about how their work affects their mental health. This week at Career GPS, we get that conversation going.

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This week at Career GPS, we continue the conversation with Chris Seper to find out what journalists should expect when applying to and working in a startup environment.

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Tom Paulson was one of 140 employees who lost their jobs when the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper went online-only in March, 2009. This week at Career GPS, Paulson expands on what it means to restart a career and what gets gained and lost in the process.

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Last week in Career GPS, the ReportingonHealth community shared its best health media in 2010. This week, we're highlighting awards to celebrate that work.

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The ReportingonHealth community been busy this year. For your holiday reading, here's a sampling of work that members have been most proud of in 2010.

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This week, Schorr talks with Career GPS about his sustainable model for getting in-depth health information to the people who need it and explains why you don't have to work for traditional media outlets to do good work.

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Andy Miller used his own money to launch the nonprofit website Georgia Health News last month. He's now in the midst of seeking foundation grants and donations. This week at Career GPS, Miller straightforwardly answers some questions about developing his new media venture.

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