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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: A Conference to Demystify Medicare and More

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: A Conference to Demystify Medicare and More

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Featured Opportunity

, University of Michigan

About: The Medicare NewsGroup, an online resource for journalists, academics and policymakers, is sponsoring a free, one day event, “Covering Medicare: Care, Costs, Control and Consequences” with the University of Michigan’s Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation in Ann Arbor, Mich. Journalists from all media are invited to learn about and discuss Medicare reform, policies, economics and quality initiatives. This non partisan symposium will explore many of the hot-button issues, myths and challenges facing Medicare during this heated presidential election campaign.
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 2
Location: University of Michigan, 500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109‎
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Job Listings

, Kaufman, Hall & Associates (via
Location: Skokie, IL
Medium: Data Research/Print

, (via
Location: Washington, DC
Status: Part-time
Medium: Online

, (via
Location: Arlington, VA
Status: Full-time
Medium: Online

, (via
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Status: Full-time
Medium: Online

, Portland Press Herald (via
Location: Portland, ME
Status: Full-time
Medium: Print
To Apply: Contact [email protected]

, MobiHealthNews (via
Location: Cambridge, MA
Status: Full-time
Medium: Online
To Apply: Contact [email protected]

, Circle Solutions, Inc.
Location: McLean, VA
Status: Full-time

Freelance Writer, University Nursing Blog

About: A university nursing blog is looking for writers who can tell high-quality, succinct, health care stories from the nurses’ viewpoint. This blog will provide industry news, interview with insiders, and resources for active nurses and nursing students. Stories should contain compelling and linkable content. The goal is 3-5 stories per week per blogger.

Location: Telecommute
To Apply: 
Contact [email protected]

 School of Medicine - Public Relations & Public Affairs, University of Maryland
About: Serves as Senior Writer/Editor of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine by developing a variety of messages for academic and public audiences in a number of different formats, including: talking points, speeches, scientific lectures, journal articles, book chapters, and newspaper and trade journal op-eds.
Deadline: October 18, 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD


Knight Poverty Journalism Initiative Story Awards, Knight Poverty Journalism Initiative
Eligibility: Open to freelance writers
Deadline: October 1
Where: Email your story proposal to Joan Millon ([email protected]) with “Poverty Story Awards” in the subject line.


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Join us on March 22 for a daylong briefing on the U.S. Census. Participants will learn about the challenges facing counters, efforts to delegitimize the U.S. Census, how the climate of fear in immigrant communities might impede a good count, and discuss reporting and census data analysis strategies.  

What’s the difference between Medicare-for-all and Medicare-for-some? Are these realistic policy proposals, or political blips on the screen? Sign up here for our next Health Matters webinar!

If you're a journalist with big ideas who wants your work to matter, the Center for Health Journalism invites you to apply for the all-expenses-paid-- five days of stimulating discussions in Los Angeles about social and health safety net issues, reporting and engagement grants of $2,000-$12,000 and six months of expert mentoring.