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Shira Feder



Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Bar Ilan University


 My goal has always been to make health journalism as accessible as possible. 

— Shira Feder


Shira Feder is a former writer with Verywell. She is a journalist who has written stories about culture and science for Vox, Yes! Magazine, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, HuffPost, MSN and others. Her work in health journalism has won her two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. Follow her on Twitter @shirafeder.


Shira holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, with a specialization in health reporting. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Bar Ilan University.

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