Author Archives: Amber Perry

“Every story is a health story,” says investigative reporter who graduated from UGA

Sometimes it doesn’t have a health headline or a health-focused lead. But every story is either a cause or an effect of something related to public health, says Erica Hensley, investigative reporter Mississippi Today.

Workshop teaches ecology and journalism students how to translate jargon

Young scientists bring their abstracts and journalism students try to interpret them at a fall workshop, hosted by Glen Nowak, director of UGA’s Center for Health & Risk Communication and Sabriya Rice, Health & Medical Journalism Knight Chair.

Health reporters share lessons learned over the years

Here’s why some Atlanta-based journalists recommend reading your story backwards and getting out of the hospital when writing about health and medicine.

How a Grady alumna worked her sources to expose concerns with a hospital CEO

In June, alumna Elizabeth Fite broke news about a vote of no confidence in Kevin Spiegel, CEO of Erlanger Health System, the nation’s 10th largest hospital, located in Chattanooga, Tenn. A few months later, he stepped down from his post.

Health reporting helped one student to hone skills, refocus

“Experience has been the best teacher for helping me figure out what I do and don’t want to do, as well as honing my craft of writing and communicating,” said Aaron Hale, associate editor for UGA’s Georgia Magazine.