Good-bye to more health reporters

By Carol Gentry
05/18/12 © Health News Florida

Last week saw the end of HealthyState.org, a reporting project in Central and South Florida that had been financed by a two-year grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Sammy Mack, one of four HealthyState reporters, said she and two others have been able to stay on at public radio stations in the state, but only one will continue to focus on health issues.

WUSF, the Tampa station that led the project, will fold the name and archives into its own web site, she said.

Editor Jennifer Molina, who recently finished a documentary on rape in the military, said she is working on other film projects and exploring teaching jobs.

Meanwhile, The Gainesville Sun's talented health reporter, Anne Geggis, has moved to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Those of us who had hoped Anne would fill the yawning gap left by the departure of Bob LaMendola were saddened to learn that she is doing general assignment.

Every day that passes there is less reporting on health issues in Florida. We will keep trying to fill the gaps, but we need your support.

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