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January 19, 2021 | 1 comments
Why journalists need to do more to prevent the spread of disinformation by calling out the sources and the spreaders.
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January 18, 2021 | 0 comments
“I’ve never had the type of relationship with readers that I’m having right now," said veteran reporter Lisa Krieger in her recent webinar on vaccines.
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January 18, 2021 | 0 comments
In Santa Clara County, homeless deaths are skyrocketing while the homeless population has not substantially changed.
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January 15, 2021 | 1 comments
A glitchy patchwork of websites and phone numbers are leaving those eligible for vaccines frustrated and confused.
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January 14, 2021 | 0 comments
California farmworkers have been hit especially hard by the virus, as they often live in overcrowded housing, travel in groups to work, and lack access to health insurance.
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January 13, 2021 | 0 comments
As a health care journalist, I knew exactly what I needed to do once I landed in the hospital with covid pneumonia: write my goodbye emails.
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January 12, 2021 | 0 comments
Coronavirus Files: Biden plans to release all vaccine doses, migrant detainees choose deportation over COVID-19, scientists race to trace virus mutations
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January 12, 2021 | 0 comments
Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: The Desert Sun is looking for a health reporter
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January 12, 2021 | 0 comments
It's worth paying special attention to how many people complete the two-dose COVID-19 vaccination regimen.
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January 11, 2021 | 0 comments
With the group’s growth came new challenges — how do you balance limited staff with a growing need for moderation?
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January 06, 2021 | 1 comments
The colonias of south Texas have been devastated by the pandemic, a crisis made worse by poverty and limited access to health care.
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January 05, 2021 | 0 comments
Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: CalMatters is looking for a housing reporter
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January 04, 2021 | 0 comments
A reporter reflects on lessons learned from covering the Los Angeles communities affected by decades of toxic pollution from the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon, California.
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January 04, 2021 | 0 comments
For my 2020 National Fellowship project, I wanted to cover all COVID-19 angles and regions along the 3000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, including the number of infections, reasons for disparities,... more



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