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October 29, 2021 | 1 comments
As COVID-19 ravaged American society, families were pushed to the brink as they tried to care for one another.
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October 28, 2021 | 0 comments
Context, caveats and essential tips to keep in mind to tell more powerful stories on disparities.
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October 28, 2021 | 0 comments
Those dying from drug overdoses in the city are now disproportionately African American. What changed and why?
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October 27, 2021 | 0 comments
Three journalists outline three very different ways of using data to add backbone to big reporting projects.
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October 27, 2021 | 0 comments
A new reporting project will also look at which programs and schools are successfully in tackling mounting inequities.
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October 26, 2021 | 0 comments
Seven key tips from a Spotlight Team alum that can bolster any big reporting project.
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October 26, 2021 | 1 comments
A vast body of research shows major benefits for people living near trees or significant greenery, particularly in urban settings.
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October 25, 2021 | 0 comments
Also, racial gaps in breakthrough cases garner attention, and plans to vaccinate kids under 12 take shape.
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October 25, 2021 | 0 comments
Researchers detail yet another instance of a predictive formula that can disadvantage Black patients.
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October 25, 2021 | 0 comments
A new reporting project will seek to shed light on how children are being treated in what remains a secretive federal system.
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October 22, 2021 | 1 comments
The pandemic has increased strain on child welfare programs already plagued with problems.
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October 22, 2021 | 7 comments
Strain from the program may fall unevenly on people of color, who make up more than half of Medicaid recipients.
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October 21, 2021 | 3 comments
Why Medicare advocates worry deeply about any moves that erode the program’s universal reach among seniors.
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October 21, 2021 | 3 comments
The Los Angeles Times calls it “an island in a sea of petroleum,” but since I was 6 years old, I’ve just called it home.
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October 21, 2021 | 3 comments
With only 16 acute care mental health beds in Santa Barbara County, residents are transported as far as San Diego to get access to life-or-death care.



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.

Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!


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