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“In many African American communities, mental health issues have a history of being undertreated and underdiagnosed.” That was the beginning of the host intro for my radio series on mental health care within African American communities, and a focus sentence that led me throughout my reporting.

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African American men in North Carolina suffer from some of the world’s highest rates of prostate cancer, but it's not exactly clear why. That tip was enough to launch News & Observer reporter Jay Price on a long reporting journey that would take him to churches, barber shops and community meetings.

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In 2013, Sacramento's Capital Public Radio hired jesikah maria ross to develop a deep community engagement strategy around their multimedia documentary project The View From Here. The experience holds a number of valuable lessons on engaging and building audiences.

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Radio reporter Veronica Zaragovia of KUT in Austin focused her reporting series on the rollout of the ACA in Texas, especially some of its unanticipated effects. Here she reflects on a few of the lessons she learned along the way.

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When it comes to enterprise reporting, "community engagement" is the order of the day. But how do reporters find the time for such work in overstretched newsrooms? Three journalists known for their work in this arena recently shared what they've learned with other reporters.

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When reporters strive to foster community engagement, it not only stands to make for better journalism, but it can actually improve the well-being of the community.

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This story resonates with almost everyone, since it deals with war experiences, imprisonment, caring for disabled family members (children), surviving hard times, making ends meet, determination, seeking health care/treatment for sensitive issues, cancer survival, immigration, acculturation, faith, etc.

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A lot of the cool new things that the St. Louis Beacon is doing have a distinctly old ring to them. They have a serious newsroom to be sure -- 15 journalists produce ten to 12 news and feature stories a day -- and they are comitted to new media and online publishing. But they are also ta

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