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Finding real people can be one of the hardest parts of journalism, but it is also usually one of the most rewarding and moving. So don't give up. Keep reaching out, and eventually someone will reach back.

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With days remaining until new abortion regulations take effect in Texas, attorneys for abortion providers and the state of Texas presented their final arguments Wednesday on whether those restrictions meet constitutional muster.

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The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism provides grants of $2,500 to $10,000 for reporting on critical health issues facing underserved communities.

 

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​As early as 2004, Merck knew its blockbuster osteoporosis drug Fosamax was causing osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Emails and internal Merck documents reveal the company was not concerned or surprised when ONJ-links to Fosamax surfaced and it fought to to keep the $3 billion a year pill afloat.

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How does knowledge about unfamiliar diseases enter the public consciousness and the public policy agenda?

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After several years on the health beat, I've learned that covering health more comprehensively means paying more attention to how people’s health is affected by where they live.

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Whooping cough resurgence, a better way of assessing body fat, the counterfeit Avastin saga and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Psychologist and mom Polly Palumbo didn't just get mad when she read irresponsible media coverage of children's health issues — she started debunking it in her blog, Momma Data.

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The University of California-San Francisco medical school is now the nation's largest to make its faculty research free and available to the public. What does that mean for you?

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When is a medical study on its own not worth a story? A recent study on music therapy for anxiety offers some clues.

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This month marks the sober anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd, which ignited global protests and renewed efforts to reform or dismantle policing. In our next webinar, we’ll examine the price society pays for a criminal-legal system that disproportionately arrests, punishes and kills Black people. And we’ll look at how reporters can best cover this evolving story in original and powerful ways. Sign-up here!

As public health officials like to say, "COVID-19 isn't done with us." And journalists know that we're not done with COVID-19. Apply now for five days of stimulating discussions on the pandemic's disproportionate impact on people of color -- plus reporting and engagement grants of $2k-$10k and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project.

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 

 

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