Thomson Reuters correspondent Sui-lee Wee works in a country where health issues are at the forefront of the public discussion and a matter of international scrutiny. Sui-Lee started out covering the Southeast Asian stock markets before completing her master’s degree in business journalism at New York University in 2008. She now covers politics and general news in China, but also deals with human rights and health issues.
In March of this year, medical journalist Laura Newman started a health care blog with a new angle: focusing on patients in the public discussion of health issues. The blog, Patient POV, covers a wide-ranging array of medical topics, from aftercare and healthcare reform to Parkinson’s disease to thyroid disorders. With an MA in urban, social and environmental policy from Tufts University, Newman worked in the health care industry for several decades before breaking into journalism. An avid Tweeter, Newman’s direct interaction with her followers combined with a willingness to share her own personal experiences has earned her a loyal group of regular readers. She has around 800 active followers on Twitter, and she has written for such publications as The Lancet, the Journal of National Cancer Institute and The Scientist.