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Liz Seegert

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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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Biography

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...

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@lseegert — 1,344 followers, 10,693 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

RT @nprmonkeysee: Please remember that every time anyone has told you that your list has no women, your panel has no women, your gues…

Nov 17, 2017

RT @ddale8: One of the things Trump does is act as if nothing he has said or done in the past is at all relevant to his words a…

Nov 17, 2017

RT @womenjournos: 🚨Fellowship alert: up to 15 fellowships will be awarded to working journalists to attend the 13th annual John Jay/H…

Nov 17, 2017

@dianabhenriques would expect no less from a book with your byline. Congrats!

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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