STAT staff grows 60 percent in 2021
Health care news site STAT has seen its staff grow 60 percent to 80 employees, reports Sara Fischer of Axios.
Fischer reports, “Most news media companies have seen traffic dwindle this year in response to a new presidency and less news interest in COVID-19.
“But Berke says STAT’s audience continues to grow because it’s built up a reputation for authoritative coverage around all health and science stories.
“‘We don’t hang our hat solely on COVID coverage and we never have,’ Berke says, citing new projects tracking underlying racial inequities in health and medicine and coverage of the FDA’s decision to approve the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s.
“One of the company’s biggest investigations this year uncovered ways Epic, the country’s largest electronic health records vendor, was selling algorithms to hospitals that delivered inaccurate information.”
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