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Center for Health Journalism Fellowships Posts

Here is where you'll find news about the Center for Health Journalism Fellowships program and its participants. Check back often for updates on Fellows and their work, live-blogging of our seminars, and more from our staff.

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Dr. Damon Francis doesn’t shy away from sparring with a room full of journalists when he thinks the media is getting the story wrong.
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Stories of J&J’s negligence have been trickling out for decades and gaining traction as people began to sue the multinational company.
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Over a year after devastating fires, many families still struggle from both the initial trauma and the aftermath of the blaze.
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Three children belonging to the same set of parents, with a combined four brain malformations that doctors say are unrelated. “The doctors are wrong,” says the mother.
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Sand dunes at a state recreation area popular with off-road vehicles on California's Central Coast is sending tiny dust particles miles inland, creating an ongoing crisis in air quality.
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We're happy to announc the selection of 23 California journalists to be Fellows with the Center for Health Journalism’s annual California Fellowship. They will join us next week.
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It has been five years since the 2014 Isla Vista shooting and the subsequent passage of California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders bill. But since then, gun restraining orders have been reportedly underused. Why?

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The lessons I learned reporting these stories seem so basic to the work of journalism, and yet I realized I had either forgotten these fundamentals or I had compromised them too many times in the course of my career.
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The region is the go-to place for helicopter reporting on poverty. But we wanted to provide more than snapshots and to tell stories that also show the resilience and innovation arising from this region.
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CNN reporter Neha Shastry set out to cover the complexities and nuances of America's abortion debate. She ran into roadblocks, reluctant editors and lots of contested facts.

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