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Nine Journalists Named as 2009 Kaiser Media Fellows
Date:5/27/2009

i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI
  • Efficiency and effectiveness in medical care.
  • Monique Fields, metro reporter, The Birmingham News, AL
    • The Mental Health Parity Act and its impact on mental health care in Alabama.
  • Mark N. Trahant, freelance journalist, former editorial page editor, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, WA
    • Examining the Indian Health Service and its relevance to the national health reform debate.
  • Anita Wadhwani, freelance journalist, Nashville, TN
    • Cuts to the TennCare program and the impact on patients.
  • David Wahlberg, health/medicine reporter, Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI
    • Challenges in providing health care services to rural communities.

  • "Since we established this program in 1993, 107 journalists have participated, it's been a key part of our commitment to health journalism," said Kaiser President and CEO Drew Altman.

    The Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health program provides journalists with flexibility to pursue in-depth research projects combined with newsroom reporting while participating in group site visits and briefings on a variety of health policy issues. In February 2009, the Fellows spent a week in Pennsylvania for a series of briefings on the state's health reform initiatives, including efforts to reduce medical errors and cut health costs. The 2009 Fellows will meet for an intensive three-day workshop on multimedia reporting, including blogging and audio-visual reporting, and in November the Fellows will convene at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, f
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    SOURCE Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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