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Washington Post Magazine Writer Wins Sidney Award

2550686823_4d6241412d.jpgLast month, freelance writer Dave Jamieson wrote a piece for the Washington Post Magazine about the millions of Americans who use emergency rooms for all their medical issues. The story focused on one “frequent flier” (as these non-insured individuals are called) for the article, “The Treatment of Kenny Farnsworth.”

For his socially-conscious writing, Jamieson has earned this month’s Sidney Award, an honor presented by the Sidney Hillman Foundation for outstanding journalism.

“Jamieson used the classic journalistic technique of focusing on a single individual to illuminate a vast national problem: a dysfunctional health care system which wastes up to $32 billion a year by treating chronic, non-urgent problems with emergency care rather than primary care,” said Sidney Award judge Charles Kaiser. “Jamieson’s story proves that providing basic health care in an emergency room makes no economic sense.”

Full press release after the jump.

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Previously: Matt Taibbi’s Goldman Sachs Article Wins Socially Conscious Prize

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Ladies’ Home Journal Takes Contributing Editors, Writers Off Masthead

LHJ.jpgThe InVocus blog has noticed some changes on the masthead at Ladies’ Home Journal.

Reports the blog, under its “magazines” section:

Ladies’ Home Journal has cut ties with its contributing editors and writers, according to an editorial staff member…several big names have gone missing from the masthead since the beginning of the year, including former Washington Post Magazine columnist Jeanne Marie Laskas, fashion savant Merle Ginsberg and award-winning essayist Stephen Fried.”

An LHJ publicist confirmed that these contributors have been removed from the masthead, but said that doesn’t mean they won’t be working for the magazine in the future. The changes can be chalked up to new editorial management, which has been undergoing change since the departure of editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore last summer.

But never fear, we’ve been assured the magazine will continue to have relationships with contributing editors and writers in the future.

Earlier: Ladies’ Home Journal Names Entertainment Director