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Reporting tips and story ideas for coverage of vaccines

Reporting on infectious disease prevention and immunization is a key part of global health coverage. Here are a few ways to bring fresh perspectives to your stories.

Jessica Weiss | May 06, 2013

Health journalists offer expert tips on vaccine coverage

Reporting on efforts to prevent infectious diseases through immunization is a key part of health coverage – especially in developing areas. Journalists play an important role in examining public health efforts and in helping readers and viewers understand how and why vaccines are used.

Margaret Looney | March 22, 2013

Journalism association aims to transform health reporting in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, where reporters vie to cover the economy, crime and entertainment, a new collective wants to spotlight an often-neglected beat: health.

Jessica Weiss | March 07, 2013

IJNet Journalist of the month: Susana Landívar

Each month, IJNet features an international journalist who exemplifies the profession and has used the site to further his or her career. This month's journalist, Susana Landívar of Ecuador, found two training opportunities through IJNet, which she said helped improve her skills and have more confidence in her reporting.

IJNet | January 02, 2012

Knight Fellow talks taboos and innovations in health reporting

Health journalist Mercedes Sayagues, currently a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Mozambique, addresses challenges and discusses new projects in her field.

Margaret Looney | December 02, 2011

Tips for journalists covering health issues

Knight Fellow and health journalist Zarina Geloo shares techniques for finding sources, ideas and the root of the story.

Margaret Looney | November 04, 2011

Mobile tech helps fight malaria in Tanzania

The Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Vodafone and Novartis have partnered to develop a project using mobile phone messaging and mapping technology to track weekly stock levels at public health facilities.

Melina Koutsis | April 26, 2011

World TB Day: How does it affect your community?

Tuberculosis kills approximately 4,700 people a day. Unfortunately, most people know very little about it. Journalists can play an important role in spreading the word about tuberculosis and how to treat it.

Melina Koutsis | March 16, 2011

NGO alphabet soup: understanding common health acronyms

Acronyms are thrown around in reports and conferences, especially by non-governmental organizations. Understanding these acronyms is key to writing a good health story.

Antigone Barton | March 15, 2011

Monthly newsletter available on health care issues

Journalists interested in reporting on health issues such as yellow fever, malaria and reproductive health can check out a free monthly newsletter from the Uganda Health Alliance.

Melina Koutsis | February 22, 2011

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