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A reporter quickly shifted gears when COVID-19 struck to produce a renters’ rights guide to answer tenants’ urgent questions.
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The Denver Post hosted community conversations that are part of a larger project looking at youth suicide in Colorado — and whether more could be done to address the issue.
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Two leading engagement editors share lessons from the field about how engagement can help you frame and source stories to center community needs and fill information gaps.
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In a city that has been rapidly losing its black middle class, challenges for those who remain are heightened by poverty, isolation and systemic bias. But how does a journalist do more than just report on the problem?
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As a journalist, I was out of my depth and definitely out of my comfort zone. But after weeks of furious planning I looked around the Hall of Culture — a gorgeous ballroom in San Francisco’s African American Art and Culture Complex — and realized we had pulled it off....
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The Hope Buss offers free rides to the grocery store for people without personal transportation.
By jesikah maria ross and Olivia Henry
A nuts-and-bolts account of how community engagement made a crucial difference in telling the stories behind one California county's alarmingly high suicide rate.
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James Causey returned to his old neighborhood in Milwaukee to take a sustained look at how young people are impacted by trauma, and how a community garden is trying to buffer against that damage.
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What happens when a poorer, unincorporated section of Sonoma is annexed by a wealthier neighboring city? Two editors share what they learned from telling stories of how annexation is impacting a community's health.

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