BuzzFeed, STAT, CNBC win 2021 EPPY Awards

The following winners have been named winners in the annual EPPY Awards for digital media: Best business reporting (1 million or more unique visitors): BuzzFeed News, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 media partners for “The FinCEN Files” Judges’ comments: Very good interactive elements  Finalists: Fortune for “Fortune: Crypto at a Turning Point” […]

STAT News health tech reporter Brodwin set to depart

Erin Brodwin, health tech reporter at STAT News, will be departing after 2 years. Her last day is Nov. 12. Previously, she worked as a science reporter, science editor and then as a health tech correspondent in San Francisco at Business Insider. She was also a deputy blogs editor at Scientific American and also interned […]

STAT seeks a business editor

STAT, the leading health and science site, is looking for a seasoned editor who can help oversee our rapidly growing coverage of the life sciences and health care industries. This editor will be expected to plan and execute an expansion into new areas of business journalism and guide the reporters hired for these beats. The […]

How STAT News and the Boston Globe work with each other

Rick Edmonds of The Poynter Institute writes about health care news site STAT News and how it works with its parent company, The Boston Globe. Edmonds writes, “The Globe is a clear leader in digital-only subscriptions among regional newspapers with more than 200,000. Its audience staff meets with STAT’s monthly to compare notes, but big differences […]

How STAT News readership exploded in 2020

Luke Winkie of Nieman Lab writes about STAT News, the Boston-based health care news site where readership grew exponentially in 2020. Winkie writes, “Last February, the site tripled its metrics to 4.7 million monthly unique visitors. By March, as it proved clear that the pandemic would be the only news story that mattered for quite some […]

STAT News journalists to join Boston Globe union

STAT News journalists will join the Boston Globe’s union, reports Katie Robertson of The New York Times. Robertson reports, “Stat, based in Boston, focuses on science, health and biotech journalism and has close to 40 editorial staff members. It was one of the first outlets to extensively cover the outbreak of the coronavirus in January 2020 and saw a boost […]

McFarling names national science correspondent at STAT News

Usha Lee McFarling has been named national science correspondent at STAT News. She has been the news organization’s Los Angeles correspondent since April 2016. She has been writing stories on COVID’s impact on marginalized communities, including Filipino nurses, the Cherokee Nation, and immigrants. Her new focus this year will be a project on the obstacles […]

STAT News hires Quartz’s Goldhill as investigative reporter

STAT News has hired Quartz reporter Olivia Goldhill as an investigative reporter. She will start Oct. 29 and cover how companies and government agencies respond to the COVID pandemic. “This is the beat of a lifetime, I can’t wait to join such a phenomenal team,” she wrote on Twitter. At Quartz she is a science […]

Brodwin joining STAT as health tech reporter

STAT has hired Erin Brodwin as its new health tech reporter, starting Dec. 9. There, Brodwin will be covering the health care ambitions of big industry names including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. Previously, she has served as health tech correspondent, science editor and science reporter at Business Insider. She has also experience working […]