What do health journalists do when reporting from the field is off-limits? Alumnae provide tips for reporting on COVID-19 while in quarantine.
When a Wall Street Journal reporter read about a “too-good-to-be-true” blood-testing device from a company called Theranos, his antennas went up. Ultimately, his curiosity would lead to the biggest and most compelling investigative story he’s ever written.
One UGA-operated program seeks to overcome public health challenges in rural Georgia but is struggling in the process.
“Plans should be made in pencil,” wrote Felicia Harris in a blog that began as a side project for her research on the Black Girls RUN! movement. Harris earned two degrees from Grady: a master’s in health and medical journalism in 2012, and a Ph.D. in mass communication, with an emphasis in media studies and health promotion and behavior, in 2015.
In November, researchers and reporters shared tips on how to effectively engage with readers about climate change.
Don’t just do the minimum. Find something that you’re interested in and see how you can relate that to what you’re doing now, says Christina Banister, a 2017 graduate of the Grady College. Banister now works as a health communication specialist at the CDC.
A Georgia resident is developing a mobile wellness app that targets college students in recovery for substance abuse. Here’s how she hopes to succeed in a market saturated with health apps.
Sometimes it doesn’t have a health headline or a health-focused lead. But every story is either a cause or an effect of something related to public health, says Erica Hensley, investigative reporter Mississippi Today.
Young scientists bring their abstracts and journalism students try to interpret them at a fall workshop, hosted by Glen Nowak, director of UGA’s Center for Health & Risk Communication and Sabriya Rice, Health & Medical Journalism Knight Chair.
Here’s why some Atlanta-based journalists recommend reading your story backwards and getting out of the hospital when writing about health and medicine.