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2020 Impact Fund

The grantees and their proposed projects are:

Caitlin Antonios, a Los Angeles-based freelance reporter, who will report on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for CalMatters.

Sammy Caiola of Capital Public Radio, who will produce an explanatory, engaged journalism project that explores the steps and barriers in a sexual abuse survivor's path to healing.

Adriana Camarena and Alexis Terrazas of El Tecolate, a bilingual outlet in San Francisco, who will report on what information sources inform COVID-19-related decisions by residents of the city’s Mission District.

Angela Chen, a reporter and anchor for KESQ-TV and Telemundo Noticias 15 in Palm Springs, who will look into health hazards from the Salton Sea.

Kristi Coale, a freelancer for The Frisc, an online outlet in San Francisco, who will report a series on homelessness issues.

Sarah Klearman, a reporter for the Napa Valley Register, who will report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic challenges on the mostly Latino workers who tend Napa Valley’s vines.

Holly McDede, a reporter/producer for KQED, who will produce a series on a growing public shaming movement led by victims of sexual assaults and racism


More than 100 anti-transgender rights bills were introduced in state legislatures this year. Many focus on children and teens. Join us for our next Health Matters webinar, where we'll explore the health and well-being of transgender youth as states such as Arkansas and Tennessee seek to limit their rights. Our expert panel will share the latest research, seed story ideas and offer reporting advice. Sign-up here!

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?  Apply now for one of our positions. 

The best journalism these days wraps compelling narratives around scrupulous data analysis. Apply now for our 2021 Data Fellowship to learn the skills necessary to use big data to inform your reporting on health and social welfare issues. Learn more in this webinar on Aug. 3.


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