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Awards and Updates

2010 White House Correspondents’ Association Edgar A. Poe award

For four-part newspaper series (a CHJ fellowship project) I co-authored with BANG reporter Sandy Kleffman called “Shortened Lives: Where You Live Matters,” on why life expectancies vary so dramatically between nearby neighborhoods.

Suzanne Bohan's Blog

In low-income neighborhoods beset by predatory lending and check-cashing hubs, options for... more »
posted 02/05/18
Join Dr. Robert Smith with the American Cancer Society and Dr. Chris Flowers with UCSF to discuss... more »
posted 02/23/10
On Thursday, Bay Area News Group (Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, etc.) hosted a live online... more »
posted 12/18/09

Suzanne Bohan's Work

Two journalists offer tips for your reporting from their award-winning series on the striking gap in health and life expectancies between rich and poor neighborhoods.

The "Shortened Lives: Where You Live Matters" project, produced by staff writers Suzanne Bohan and Sandy Kleffman, ran in 2009 as a four-part series on Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 in the Contra Costa Times. The Times is a 168,000-circulation daily newspaper in Northern California.