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Liz Seegert

New York, NY
Freelance Health Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  Aging, seniors, policy, general health news, social determinants of health, wellness & prevention, women's health, health and culture, lifestyle, aging-in-place, caregiving
Doesn't Cover: fad diets, book reviews, celebrities, fad fitness, topics unrelated to above

Health journalist/producer. Cover aging, boomers, policy, etc. member @womenjournos. @spj. topic editor #AHCJ. Director, Media Fellows #CHMP. opinions my own

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Covering stories since 1970s. Freelance health journalist since 1995. My main beats include seniors, boomers, and health policy; I also cover issues across the health care spectrum, from women’s and children’s health to social determinants and chronic disease.

I'm the topic editor on Aging for t...

What was your first job as a journalist?

reporter & writer at WBUR-FM. My news director took a leap of faith and let an eager journalism student cover some very high profile stories.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

of course. back in the day, if you didn't have ribbon ink smudges on your copy, and white-out under your fingernails, you were a lightweight.

How is social media changing news?

How is it not? Remember when facts were checked 1st? Now mere rumor is viral in minutes. OTOH, oppressed voices can now be heard