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What questions do you have about covering COVID-19? The Center for Health Journalism is answering questions on how reporters and newsrooms can respond during the pandemic.

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Billions have been set aside to aid struggling renters. But will the money get to those who need it in time to avert the looming eviction crisis?
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How will vaccines be distributed to homebound people? Journalists say it's been hard to find clear answers from officials.
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Reporters from around the country share their strategies.
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“In a weird and dark way, it’s a good time to be a health reporter," one freelancer said.
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How do you find COVID-related racial disparities at nursing homes? Start with these tips.
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This week's question: How can the media encourage people to get vaccinated, once a vaccine has been developed?
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“You can’t allow a lack of data to stop you from reporting," says Poynter's Al Tompkins. "Report what you don’t have and constantly pound on that.”
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“I don’t think it’s any different than any beat you’re covering,” says Tiney Ricciardi of The Denver Post. “Think about your audience and news they can use.”
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How can journalists report on how implicit bias is affecting the quality of health care in their area? We asked some experts for ideas.



The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team. 


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