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How a reporter used data and documents to show how the state of Pennsylvania failed in its duty to oversee the nation's oldest reform school and juvenile justice programs like it.
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The Center for Health Journalism will welcome 22 journalists from around the nation on July 22 to USC's Annenberg School of Journalism.
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When a youth is accused of a crime in Kentucky, an adult has to make a choice in nearly every step that follows. And a disproportionate number of the youth denied a second chance are black.
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Last spring, survivors began experiencing denials, delays and limits for surgeries, physical therapy, counseling, equipment and prescriptions — including painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication.
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The lawmaker who oversees a powerful criminal justice committee said he will lead a much-needed reform of Florida's juvenile justice system in the wake of a Miami Herald series that detailed the existence of a mercenary system in which detainees are rewarded for pounding other youths.
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Spurred by the death of 17-year-old Elord Revolte after a fight in a Miami-Dade County juvenile lockup, the Miami Herald undertook an exhaustive investigation into the state’s deeply troubled juvenile justice system.
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State senators will vote this week on a bill that would enhance valley fever reporting guidelines and mandate public outreach. The aim: to raise public awareness of valley fever, an insidious respiratory disease endemic to the southwestern United States.

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The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team.

Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!

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