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Two reporters do the work it takes to get lucky for series on childhood trauma in New Orleans

A lucky break after long hours for two reporters' series on childhood trauma

The team tells how they wrapped their arms around a huge story: the impact of violence on children in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in one of the country’s most violent cities.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Keck Medicine of USC, Ancestry, The South Florida Sun Sentinel and The Lund Report are hiring

The Lund Report is looking for a legislative/health policy reporter to cover health care issues at the Oregon Legislature when in session and other health policy issues the rest of the time.
Mo Chao Yang sits in her garden in North Sacramento, remembering the ways she survived the secret war in Laos. (Photo by Scott T

A lone wolf learns the essential value of partners for reporting on refugee trauma

There is no way for an outsider to just parachute into a different culture and start writing about something as complex as refugee trauma. It takes building trust in that community.
In Fiddletown, California, many older residents live alone and struggle to access social activities and mental health resources.

How engagement helped draw one rural county’s suicide problem into the light

CapRadio’s health reporter Sammy Caiola spent six months exploring the reasons behind the high suicide rate in rural Amador County. She shares how community engagement aided her reporting.
More California school administrators gain skills as early-childhood leaders

More California school administrators gain skills as early-childhood leaders

With an early-learning advocate now headed for the governor's office, the state's First 5 commissions say it's time to link pre-K and K-12 data to boost student success.

Top policy experts brief reporters on what this election means for health care

We asked two leading policy experts from both sides of the aisle for their take on what the midterm results mean for the country’s health care policies. Here's what they said.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Join Connecticut Public Broadcasting

Connecticut Public is seeking candidates to fill the full-time, grant-funded, position of health reporter responsible for breaking news and setting the agenda in the fast-changing health care business.
Candlelight vigil for Navy Yard shooting victims

After Thousand Oaks shooting, resources for reporting on America's gun violence epidemic

In light of the November 7 mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, the Center for Health Journalism is sharing some past reporting and resources for reporters who find themselves covering tragedies such as this.


Got a great idea for an ambitious reporting project on a California health issue?  Let us fund it.  Apply now for the 2019 California Fellowship, which provides $1,000 reporting grants and six months of expert mentoring to 20 journalists, plus community engagement grants of up to $2,000, plus specialized mentoring, to five.


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