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COVID-19 is making children more sedentary — and that carries lifelong health risks

Disparities in youth fitness are a longstanding problem. The pandemic threatens to widen the gap.
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Coronavirus Files: Soaring Cases & How to Choose a Mask

Each Monday, The Coronavirus Files provides tips and resources and highlight exemplary work to help you with your reporting.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Dow Jones is looking for a science editor

Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Dow Jones is looking for a science editor in New York City
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Experts offer roadmap for reporters tackling America's nursing home crisis during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the chasms, the fissures, the cracks in many American institutions. Nowhere, though, are they more apparent than in the nation’s arrangements for long-term care — specifically, in its nursing homes, where some 1.4 million people, mostly women, live out the rest o
All things that won’t cure COVID-19.

Snake oil salesmen come out in force during uncertain times

How do you cover the fake cures without giving them more oxygen than they deserve?
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Two top journalists explain how to go deeper on nursing homes during the pandemic

Charlie Ornstein of ProPublica and Reuters' Chris Kirkham talk strategy.
Sweeping away the homeless in SF: How do you report on an issue city leaders deny is happening?

Homeless sweeps in SF: How do you report on an issue city leaders deny is happening?

City leaders repeatedly denied that homeless sweeps were happening. A reporter shares how she proved them wrong.
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Children in peril

Arkansas child gun-death rate among nation's 10 highest. Toddler Tacari Briggs was one of the youngest.

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The Center for Health Journalism is dedicated to supporting journalists covering two of the biggest stories of our time -- the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism and inequities in America. We provide reporters with intensive training instituteswebinars and tips about craft and content and are providing deep and sustained support for reporters and their newsrooms in this historic and difficult moment. You can donate through the USC web portal at this link: https://bit.ly/3c8d4xs  Pressed for time? You can also text to donate! No amount is too small; just send a text to 41-444 and type the message CHJ for further instructions.

 

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