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posted 10/17/2018
We're welcoming 16 talented journalists from around the nation to Los Angeles this week for the Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 Data Fellowship.
posted 08/07/2018
Californians remain without a scorecard to track the performance of Medicaid provider groups, and state officials don't seem eager to change that.
posted 07/17/2018
The Center for Health Journalism will welcome 22 journalists from around the nation on July 22 to USC's Annenberg School of Journalism.
posted 07/11/2018
A yearlong effort to obtain basic Medicaid provider data in L.A. was rebuffed. Some health care leaders shut their doors gently. Others slammed them shut.
posted 06/19/2018
With the support of the California Wellness Foundation, the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism has awarded $30,000 in reporting grants from its new Impact Fund.
posted 03/16/2018
It’s hard to imagine a more urgent time than this one, when it comes to supporting great journalism on the health challenges facing Californians.
posted 01/22/2018
With our new blog “The Health Divide,” our aim is to inspire conversations and help journalists portray how larger forces outside of the doctor’s office can shape community health.
posted 12/12/2017
The newly announced Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund will provide reporting grants of up to $10,000 news outlets, news collaboratives or individual reporters to undertake investigative or explanatory health reporting projects in California.
posted 11/09/2017
In recent months, Fresno School Board President Brooke Ashjian has launched a series of attacks on Fresno Bee reporter Mackenzie Mays over her reporting on the district's failure to provide basic sex ed to students.
posted 11/02/2017
For two decades, New America Media nurtured journalists for ethnic media outlets and helped make the concerns of America’s ethnic communities part of the national conversation.

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In-Depth Reporting - awarded by Inter-American Press Association
Best Reporting in Latin America - awarded by Overseas Press Club of America

Michelle Levander's Blog

Twenty one journalists from around the nation join the USC Center for Health Journalism this week... more »
posted 12/01/20
This week, we’re proud to welcome 23 journalists from around the nation to our annual 2020... more »
posted 07/24/20
As protests engulf our nation, now is the time to redouble our commitment to journalism that... more »
posted 06/02/20

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Posted by Michelle Levander | Friday, 2015-01-16, 09:31
Thanks, Martha, for helping bring this important issue home. I expect to hear more of these...
Posted by Michelle Levander | Wednesday, 2014-11-12, 21:21
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Posted by Michelle Levander | Thursday, 2013-02-28, 22:35
Thanks, Jeff. I agree!

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Two thirds of America’s population growth between 1995 and 2050 stems from immigration, one... more »
How does knowledge about unfamiliar diseases enter the public consciousness and the public policy... more »