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Coronavirus Files: Most Americans Support Bold Government Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Each Monday, while the pandemic runs its course, The Coronavirus Files will provide tips and resources and highlight exemplary work to help you with your reporting.

Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: the Cannabis Wire is looking for contributors

Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: the Cannabis Wire is looking for contributors
Haines, Alaska.

How far do Alaska women have to go to give birth?

Rural women in Alaska must travel long distances for prenatal care and hospital births. Now, COVID-19 has shut down major routes and reduced transportation.
(Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images)

COVID-19 weighs heavily on Native foster youth and child protective services

Child welfare is an already stressed system in Native communities, leaving children even more susceptible to the impacts of COVID-19.
A city council meeting in Las Vegas, where every other row of seats was blocked off for social distancing.

COVID-19 is a big local story: Start documenting your community’s response

Now is the time to start building timelines and documenting how local governments are handling — or fumbling — the COVID-19 crisis.
(Photo by David Wilson via Creative Commons/Flickr)

Are officials doing their job to ensure federally subsidized housing is safe?

How many other environmental disasters like the West Calumet Housing Complex are still undiscovered?
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

COVID-19 keeps throwing up big data hurdles for reporters. What can be done?

“You can’t allow a lack of data to stop you from reporting," says Poynter's Al Tompkins. "Report what you don’t have and constantly pound on that.”
(Photo by Fernando Escamilla)

Latinos living along the border are face dire challenges amid COVID-19

U.S.-Mexico border communities are facing dire challenges as the pandemic escalates.


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