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Center for Health Journalism Member Posts

The Center for Health Journalism invites journalists, policy thinkers and medical professionals to share their perspectives with our diverse and interdisciplinary community. Our member column captures a range of perspectives on health, health policy and health journalism. Interested in contributing? Reach out to editor@centerforhealthjournalism.org.

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This week, we’re proud to welcome 23 journalists from around the nation to our annual 2020 National Fellowship.
By Linda Jue
San Francisco-based writer and editor Linda Jue responds to the verbal attacks, intimidation and physical assaults Asians have faced in the country, which have intensified during the pandemic.
By Allissa V. Richardson, Ph.D
USC professor Alissa V. Richardson on why cellphone videos of vigilante violence and fatal police encounters should be viewed like lynching photographs – with solemn reserve and careful circulation - and how people became so comfortable viewing black people’s dying moments in the first place.
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Are San Benito County students with behavioral problems receiving appropriate mental health services, or are they being pushed into special education because of a lack of services and misdiagnosis?
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My own morals and ethics frequently came into play, whether it was weighing the responsibility of protecting a source’s identity against the public’s need for transparency or deciding if a series like this warranted a more discerning look at certain systems and policies in place.
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The stories include people like Terry and John Rubiolo, who are living on their burned-out property and delivering food to about 80 people three times a week, because they know their neighbors are struggling.
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In California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, an estimated 1 million residents don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. Many water districts are facing huge challenges.
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The Center for Health Journalism has awarded $25,000 in reporting grants from our Impact Fund to help California journalists undertake ambitious explanatory or investigative reporting about health issues in underserved communities in the state.
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CNBC Digital is looking for a health care reporter in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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Black women make up less than 10% of Los Angeles County’s population, yet they are more likely to experience intimate partner violence than women of other racial and ethnic groups that comprise greater portions of the population.  ...

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A global pandemic, a national reckoning with racism, botched school reopenings and leadership vacuums — it's not an easy moment to be starting out as a journalist. Join us as we hear from three youth journalists from around the country as they discuss the massive challenges confronting their generation. Sign-up here

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