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How to use your email to challenge and invigorate your own reporting

How to use your email to challenge and invigorate your own reporting

What stories are you ignoring? What stories might be consuming too much of your bandwidth? Are you spending too much time with one particular source? It's worth scrutinizing your inbox periodically.
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Despite gains, the emotional lives of children often forgotten by our medical system

Given that one in four children in this country has a chronic condition, the human costs of such negligence are high.
Berenice Palmer’s experience in a long-term nursing home bed was actually quite positive, but perhaps not what listeners should

We avoid thinking about long-term care. Can well-told stories change that?

Reporting this story really opened my eyes to how important it is to collectively think about how we ought to care for seniors — and how little we actually do that.
How to start investigating health and safety problems at meat producers near you

How to start investigating health and safety problems at meat producers near you

As a reporter, you can do your part by both exposing the problems discovered by regulatory bodies and exposing the big gaps in the regulatory safety net.
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Why do so many transgender youth say they want to kill themselves?

Before she began her transition three years ago, Dallas Ducar struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and the profoundly unsettling sensation “that things did not feel real.”
Could mental health services in schools drive academic achievement?

Could mental health services in schools drive academic achievement?

Georgia’s APEX program is entering its fifth year. It’s the state’s attempt to increase mental health services in both private and public schools. ...
Northern California Public Media

Wildfire & Youth Health

This story was produced as a project for the 2019 California Fellowship, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism.
Levi Lundy reflects beside recovered molten metal from his father's truck, which melted in the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif.

How the aftermath of devastating wildfires takes a toll on children's health

In the fires that devastated Paradise and Santa Rosa, kids were often the most vulnerable.

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