A lot of the heath care journalism awards out there are kind of soft — they come from trade or industry groups. They have their own place on our walls, and, in some cases, we appreciate them. (In other cases, an award may represent a conflict of interest. An award from an institutions you cover? Just say no. )
But the Association of Healthcare Journalists awards come with a lot of cred. And the New England awards are well deserved. Congratulations colleagues. We get a chance to thank you in person when the AHCJ holds its annual meeting in Boston in two weeks.
Public Health (Large)
First: Coverage of Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Tied to Contaminated Drugs; Staff, The Boston Globe
Honorable mention: Cancer’s New Battleground: The Developing World; Joanne Silberner, David Baron, PRI’s The World
Third: A Rampant Prescription, a Hidden Peril; Kay Lazar, Matt Carroll, The Boston Globe
Second: Gift from Grief; Michael Morton, MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.)
Third: Demand for Home Care Workers Soaring, But Will There Be Enough Takers?; Arielle Levin Becker, The Connecticut Mirror