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Kathleen McGrory's blog posts

posted 11/19/2019
A report from The Morning Sun in Pittsburg, Kansas and GateHouse Media’s National Data and Investigations Team is a good reminder that there can be much more to these stories.
posted 09/23/2019
What’s the best way to vet the tips and decide which to pursue? These are the steps the Tampa Bay Times' deputy investigations editor takes and the records she seeks out.
posted 07/24/2019
For reporters on the health beat, Medicaid is a vital source of watchdog stories. Check out these six great tips from veteran journalists on how to investigate Medicaid stories at local and regional outlets.
posted 02/27/2019
The Tampa Bay Times' deputy investigations editor explains how she broke the story of catastrophic outcomes in the heart surgery program at John Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
posted 09/24/2018
Have you thought about using data and public records to investigate medical marijuana in your state? Here are some great places to start.
posted 07/05/2018
Mike Hixenbaugh shares how he and Charlie Ornstein exposed the unusually high rate of deaths and complications at one of the country’s best known heart transplant programs.
posted 07/05/2016

Experts across Florida consider guns among the top public health issues for children. The state legislature has taken action on other public health issues, such as mandating motorcycle helmets. So where are lawmakers on child gun deaths?

Kathleen McGrory's Blog

A report from The Morning Sun in Pittsburg, Kansas and GateHouse Media’s National Data and... more »
posted 11/19/19
What’s the best way to vet the tips and decide which to pursue? These are the steps the Tampa Bay... more »
posted 09/23/19
For reporters on the health beat, Medicaid is a vital source of watchdog stories. Check out these... more »
posted 07/24/19

Kathleen McGrory's Work

Diapering a child now takes about $1,000 a year on average. For families on the cusp of poverty, it’s a serious burden that can have lasting consequences on both children and parents.
As the number of kids killed by firearms continues to rise in Florida, legislation to address the problem has gone nowhere. Meanwhile, tragedies continue to unfold.
Data allowed reporter Kathleen McGrory to show gun accidents involving children were a growing problem in Florida. But it was the story of one family that really made the difference.