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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: The 19th is seeking a caregiving reporter

New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative is looking for a caregiving project editor. The 19th is seeking a caregiving reporter.
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Coronavirus Files: POC miss out on business loans; vaccine plans for the less-than-eager

Business owners of color less likely to benefit from federal aid, vaccination programs pivot with July 4 hopes, Pfizer vaccines for kids coming
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'I was disgusted': Ga. mother shocked when insurance suggested she abandon her son to get him medical care

The latest in a series investigating the challenges and systemic gaps that cause parents to abandon their children to state custody in Georgia.
Kilroy Watkins voices support for a new Illinois law that protects the right to vote for people in detention awaiting trial.
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The gloves are off in the fight over Medicaid expansion in holdout states

State legislators in a dozen states continue to oppose expansion, with their talking points echoing across state lines.
Attorney General Rob Bonta speaks after he was sworn in as California’s 34th attorney general in Sacramento

California AG warns about ‘misleading claims’ by healthcare sharing ministry plans

California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a consumer alert warning state residents about “sham health insurance plans offered by some healthcare sharing ministries,” following complaints received by his office.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Tampa Bay Times is looking for a health and medicine reporter

Tampa Bay Times is looking for a health and medicine reporter. Colorado Public Radio is seeking a health, education and justice team editor.
Students and demonstrators march to protest the killing of MaKhia Bryant, 16, by the Columbus Police Department

What is lost when the media portrays Black girls as adults

Black girls in the United States have long been denied the vulnerability and protection usually afforded children.

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This month marks the sober anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd, which ignited global protests and renewed efforts to reform or dismantle policing. In our next webinar, we’ll examine the price society pays for a criminal-legal system that disproportionately arrests, punishes and kills Black people. And we’ll look at how reporters can best cover this evolving story in original and powerful ways. Sign-up here!

As public health officials like to say, "COVID-19 isn't done with us." And journalists know that we're not done with COVID-19. Apply now for five days of stimulating discussions on the pandemic's disproportionate impact on people of color -- plus reporting and engagement grants of $2k-$10k and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project.

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 

 

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