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Center for Health Journalism Fellowships Posts

Here is where you'll find news about the Center for Health Journalism Fellowships program and its participants. Check back often for updates on Fellows and their work, live-blogging of our seminars, and more from our staff.

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Finding families willing to talk was a daunting challenge: "Why would anyone want to speak about this, much less with a reporter?"
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How one reporter perservered to find the right people for bringing an overlooked story of the pandemic era to life.
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In Chicago, police routinely arrest people for possession of small quantities of drugs knowing the charges won’t stick. But the arrests have real consequences.
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People with disabilities routinely contend with neglect and dismissal, made worse by the pandemic. A journalist reflects on what he learned from reporting such stories.
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Jasmine Oo, the owner of her namesake restaurant “Unique Jasmine,” was excited about serving “hot, delicious” Burmese Chinese dishes at the food court of North Gate Mall, in Marin County, California. She is a 10-year veteran of the restaurant industry. Jasmine would start cooking at 8 am, so that wh
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I set out to learn whether smoke from distant wildfires made childhood asthma worse. Turns out, the problem was closer to home.
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Local reporting shines a light on Long Beach's glaring health disparities during the pandemic.
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In the end, taking the time to find the right characters and sources paid off.
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Accident victims were found selling off their settlements, sometimes for pennies on the dollar.
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A reporter will examine whether school-based complaints represent a real threat — or signal a child experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Our California Fellowship supports reporters in the Golden State pursuing ambitious projects on overlooked health and health equity issues.

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