Phil Galewitz, health writer for the Palm Beach Post, in the current issue of HealthBeat, the newsletter of the Association of Health Care Journalists:
“It used to be, in journalism, your goal was to c omplete a major investigative project or win a major statewide or national award. Today, journalists like me are worried about just surviving.”
As editor of HealthBeat, Galewitz tracks cutbacks on the health beat across the country. He writes that The Miami Herald and The Rocky Mountain News no longer have fulltime health writers.