Local reporters, editors, data crunchers win health journalism awards

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.

ahcj awards-logo

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

Consumer/Feature (Large)

Third: A Rampant Prescription, a Hidden Peril; Kay Lazar, Matt Carroll, The Boston Globe

Consumer/Feature (Small)

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

 Special citation: 40% of High-Prescribing Docs Get Pharma Perks; Lisa Chedekel, The Connecticut Health Investigative Team

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