Two Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters are nationally recognized for their articles addressing public health issues.
reporter Guy Boulton and Mark Johnson Honored with first and second place respectively for excellence in healthcare journalism Association of Medical JournalistsThe annual awards recognize the year’s best health reports in print, broadcast and online media.
Boulton won first place in the health policy category for A New Prescription, a series of articles on the intersection of health outcomes and poverty characteristics such as poor housing and food insecurity.
In addition to in-depth research into how housing and food insecurity affect the health of low-income individuals and drive up the cost of health care services, the four-part series will explore how Milwaukee’s Housing First Program keeps people homeless. We have shown how we harnessed the national model to free ourselves from and improve health. The final article delves into why countries are reluctant to spend money on social services, despite mounting evidence addressing poverty and environmental impacts, to improve health for all and reduce costs. can be reduced.
Read story:New Prescription – Journal Sentinel Special Report
Boulton’s research was supported by an O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism, through the Diedrich College of Communication at Marquette University, and support from the National Foundation for Health Administration. Boulton retired in December.
Mark Johnson won 2nd place in the Consumer/Functional category for “A State of Mind.” Here are two of his stories exploring the health and social benefits of empathy and the scientific and social nature of resilience.
The story explored the social and genetic roots of empathy and resilience, the science behind them, and the health benefits of each.
Read story:Our inability to understand and share our feelings is against our nature. So why are we on the verge of a deep empathy?
Read story:In a pandemic-weary country, resilience has become critical. But where does it come from and how does it evolve?
Journal Sentinel, ProPublica Partnership, Magazine Editors Award Finalist
journal sentinel reporter Raquel Rutledge and Ken Armstrong’s pro publica is a finalist of American Magazine Editors AssociationAnnual Award for Feature Writing.
their story,landlord and tenantWe delve into the crossroads of two lives: landlord Todd Brunner and tenant Angelica Belén, mother of four children leading up to a fatal home fire in West Milwaukee in 2013.
ASME will announce the winners in New York on March 28th.