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Kellie Schmitt's blog posts

posted 06/26/2020
Charlie Ornstein of ProPublica and Reuters' Chris Kirkham talk strategy.
posted 06/19/2020
Pam Belluck of The New York Times and expert Dr. Roberta DeBiasi offer fresh insights on the novel syndrome.
posted 06/12/2020
How journalists of color can practice self-care, stay safe and advocate for fair coverage in their newsrooms.
posted 06/05/2020
With soaring unemployment, millions falling behind in rent and mile-long food bank lines, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a food and housing crisis of epic proportions.
posted 05/29/2020
The chief of a domestic violence unit joined reporters from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News to share insights for covering this urgent story right now.
posted 05/22/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone — but not equally, with low-wage workers and communities of color especially hard hit.
posted 05/15/2020
Influential epidemiologist Michael Osterholm and New York Times reporter Apoorva Mandavilli offer an unvarnished view of what testing can do right now.
posted 05/08/2020
As the amount of COVID-19 data grows, so do the coverage possibilities for reporters covering the pandemic.
posted 05/05/2020
To protect front-line workers, emergency departments are trying new ways of seeing patients via telehealth — even when they show up in person.
posted 04/24/2020
From Google Trends to geolocation hacks, digital storytelling expert Amara Aguilar shares timely strategies for finding diverse sources while stuck behind a desk.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

Charlie Ornstein of ProPublica and Reuters' Chris Kirkham talk strategy. more »
posted 06/26/20
Pam Belluck of The New York Times and expert Dr. Roberta DeBiasi offer fresh insights on the... more »
posted 06/19/20
How journalists of color can practice self-care, stay safe and advocate for fair coverage in... more »
posted 06/12/20

Kellie Schmitt's Work

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. Dr. Carlo Amazona originally from the Philippines shares how his experience growing up with no doctor made him becoming one.

Dr. Elyzabat Tadros shares her journey to become a doctor from her native Sudan to her current home in Bakersfield.

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. This piece takes a look at several compelling personal journeys.

Collaborative Reporting

Recently signed legislation capped a big year for efforts to combat a regional disease long... more »