NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY) announced today, in partnership with New York University's (NYU) Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP), the creation of the Marianne D. Mattera MedPage Today SHERP Scholarship Fund to honor the distinguished medical journalism of MedPage Today managing editor Marianne D. Mattera who died earlier this summer. Everyday Health is a leading digital health and wellness company that owns MedPage Today.
The scholarship will be awarded to journalism students in NYU's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program who show exceptional promise in medical journalism. In addition, recipients of the award will have access to Everyday Health and MedPage Today employees who will serve in mentorship roles. Donations to the fund are now being accepted online at www.journalism.nyu.edu/sherp. Click on 'scholarship funds' to contribute.
"With this scholarship we honor Marianne's memory and commitment to excellence in medical journalism," said Ben Wolin, CEO and Co-Founder, Everyday Health. "As a trusted source and leader of high-quality medical and healthcare content to consumers and health care professionals, it is critical that we encourage, mentor and contribute to the success of the next generation of journalists."
In her career as a medical journalist, which spanned more than 30 years, Ms. Mattera won a record 18 Jesse H. Neal Awards from the Association of Business Information and Media Companies, considered the highest honor in specialized journalism. Prior to MedPage Today, Ms. Mattera was editor in chief of Medical Economics magazine and editor of RN, a clinical journal for nurses. She also edited two books for nurses during her career.
"We're so grateful to Everyday Health for establishing this scholarship fund in memory of a great journalist," said SHERP Director Dan Fagin, an associate professor of journalism at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. "Journalism is undergoing rapid technological change, but the values Marianne Mattera championed -- accuracy, clarity and fairness -- must never change. With support from Everyday Health and Marianne's many friends and admirers, this scholarship will help ensure her values live on in the next generation of medical journalists."
"Marianne was a dedicated professional and a mentor to many young journalists entering the field of medical journalism," said Peggy Peck, vice president and editor in chief of MedPage Today, who hired Ms. Mattera in 2007 shortly after the site's launch. "I believe Marianne would be honored by having a scholarship in her name and that through this scholarship our media channels are carrying on a tradition of mentorship that she valued so very much."
About MedPage Today
MedPage Today is a leading news organization serving healthcare professionals. The company's daily, peer-reviewed news coverage delivered via the web and several mobile applications allows healthcare professionals to put breaking medical news into practice. MedPage Today also offers coverage of health conferences from around the world in almost any specialty, and physicians can access live video interviews and dialogues to encourage conversation and better health outcomes. MedPage Today is one of the prestigious sites within the Everyday Health portfolio.
About Everyday Health, Inc.
Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY) is a leading provider of digital health and wellness solutions. Everyday Health attracts a large and engaged audience of consumers and healthcare professionals to its premier health and wellness properties, and utilizes its data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized content experiences and efficient and effective marketing and engagement solutions. Everyday Health enables consumers to manage their daily health and wellness needs, healthcare professionals to stay informed and make better decisions for their patients, and marketers, health payors and providers to communicate and engage with consumers and healthcare professionals to drive better health outcomes. Everyday Health's content and solutions are delivered through multiple channels, including desktop, mobile web, and mobile phone and tablet applications, as well as video and social media.
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