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How SoCal Public Radio is trying to bring the 2020 Census home for listeners

How do you make critically important — but potentially boring — stories resonate with your audience? KPCC's content chief Kristen Muller shares her station's approach.
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With billions at stake, California gets ready to combat potential 2020 Census undercount

A special briefing for California reporters on the 2020 Census exposes the huge potential costs of an undercount — and the massive campaign underway to avert such an outcome.
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Health policy expert: ‘I’m here to tell you the ACA is still working’

“For supporters of the ACA, we dodged a bullet,” said UCLA's Gerald Kominski. “However, just because the Dems won the House does not mean the ACA is safe at all.”
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Chief clinical officer of Health Leads implores journalists to go deeper on homelessness

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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Earlier always better? Child development reseachers question old assumption

Earlier is always better when it comes to interventions to help kids, right? Not necessarily, according to two recent meta-analyses from UK researchers.
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Nine tips for reporting on the business of health care from KHN’s Chad Terhune

Veteran health care business reporter Chad Terhune of KHN shares essential tips for delving into the finances of health care companies.
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Veteran editor Jim Neff on how to get ‘the investigative mindset’

Jim Neff of the Philadelphia Inquirer shares his views this week on what separates all-star investigative reporters from the rest of the pack.
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How two veteran reporters ensure their stories have impact

Every ambitious reporter wants to move beyond stories describing problems to stories that spur solutions to problems. But how?
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Why the science of childhood trauma makes the news cycle so hard to watch

Trauma researcher Natalie Slopen can't stop thinking about recent news footage showing a tearful father embracing his unresponsive son after a long forced separation.
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A youth football team drives home what violence and trauma do to young lives

“The Children of Central City” is a powerful set of stories and videos that uncover the deep emotional and physical scars born by New Orleans’ most vulnerable kids.

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