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posted 07/05/2012

At Hoy we have a motto that we like to shoot for the moon and see how far we get....

posted 07/13/2011

A new reporting project will focus on community health challenges facing predominantly Latino communities in Chicago and the Midwest.

posted 09/23/2009

We've all done it at some point or another. Waking up after a fitful night of sleep, we've pumped ourselves full of caffeine and sugar to get through the day. Despite our efforts, we remain on the verge of exhaustion, struggling to concentrate on any topic for more than about 12 seconds. Fortunately, there's lots of help. Stephen Covey's phenomenally successful The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Covey and Roger Merrill's First Things First are just two of the many avalable time management books and seminars.

posted 09/21/2009

Reading some books is like feeling a cool breeze wash over you on a sun-dappled beach as waves gently lap nearby.

The whole effect is soothing, restorative, healing.

But then there are other books which grab you with an urgency the way your mother’s voice called you by your full name when you were in trouble.

Awards and Updates

NCCNHR Public Service Award - awarded by National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform

The Chicago Reporter and I will receive this recognition in late October for our series, "Critical Condition." The series points out racial disparities in Chicago and Illinois nursing homes.

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At Hoy we have a motto that we like to shoot for the moon and see how far we get.... more »
posted 07/05/12
A new reporting project will focus on community health challenges facing predominantly Latino... more »
posted 07/13/11
We've all done it at some point or another. Waking up after a fitful night of sleep, we've pumped... more »
posted 09/23/09

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein's Work

A big national health report or new story breaks, and you'd like to cover the news with a local or regional angle. What should you keep in mind? Veteran investigative reporter Jeff Kelly Lowenstein offers five suggestions to get your story started.

In the second of two parts, reporter Jeff Kelly Lowenstein shares more strategies for ensuring that big reporting projects reach audiences and have impacts. Many think of publication as the end of a project, but it's really the start of an opportunity to make your project matter more.

To really engage audiences and maximize the impact of a big reporting project, it's vital to plan ahead. Reporter Jeff Kelly Lowenstein shares the strategies he used to give legs to a recent three-part investigative series on nursing home care.