AHCJ announces new board members for 2022-23

ByLois C

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Laura Beil                                    Randy Dotinga                                     Deborah Schoch

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Freelance Journalists Laura Beil,  Randy Dotinga, and Deborah Schoch have been elected and will be part of three incumbents on the Affiliation of Well being Treatment Journalists’ 2022-23 board of directors.

Beil, a Texas-based journalist with much more than 20 years of practical experience in health and fitness and science producing, has beforehand been published in ProPublica, Texas Regular, the New York Instances and Science Information. She acquired the 2018 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Professional medical Science Reporting from the Council for the Improvement of Science Crafting (CASW).

Dotinga, a California-based mostly journalist, has been a freelance reporter for extra than 20 years, with function showing up in the Washington Post, MedPage Now, and the Christian Science Keep track of. The longtime advocate for journalists has served as president of the American Modern society of Journalists & Authors from 2014-2016, as effectively as the NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists board of administrators for eight yrs.

Schoch, a California-based mostly journalist, invested 18 a long time with the Los Angeles Situations prior to signing up for the USC-primarily based Centre for Overall health Reporting. Schoch now works as a freelance reporter with stores these kinds of as the New York Times and AARP to report on health and fitness concerns in communities throughout the nation. She has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes and received a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard to study science and legislation.

Jointly, the three new board users have more than 50 years’ encounter as AHCJ members.

Incumbents setting up a new time period involve Carrie Feibel, NPR’s Science Desk Joyce Frieden, Worldwide Healthcare News Group and MedPage Now and Sabriya Rice, Kaiser Well being Information.

The board associates be a part of all those elected previous yr for two-year conditions: Christine Herman, health and fitness reporter at Illinois Community Media Sebastián Martínez Valdivia, public wellness reporter at KBIA and adjunct teacher at the Missouri Faculty of Journalism Marlene Harris-Taylor, managing producer at NPR/PBS affiliate ideastream Jeanne Erdmann, a Missouri-primarily based freelancer Felice Freyer, overall health reporter at The Boston Globe and Gideon Gil, controlling editor at STAT.

Officers will continue being in their present positions till October 1 when a new slate will be elected.

The Association of Wellness Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit firm focused to advancing community understanding of health care concerns. Its mission is to increase the excellent, accuracy and visibility of overall health treatment reporting, crafting and enhancing. It is a local community of about 1,500 persons committed to the optimum expectations of reporting, composing, editing, and broadcasting in wellbeing care journalism for the typical public and trade publications. The Association hosts a resource-laden website, provides a lot of fellowships for journalists, conducts teaching to help journalists make improvements to and advance their coverage and advocates for the absolutely free flow of information to the public. AHCJ is housed at the Missouri University of Journalism.

By Lois C