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Gambling with America’s Health? The public health costs of legal gambling

Gambling with America’s Health? The public health costs of legal gambling

A debate over the social and health costs of legal gambling has largely been sidelined even as availability has expanded dramatically in the last 25 years. This is not because of a lack of merit, say experts and activists, but because of the political power of the gambling industry. They allege that
By Elaine Meyer | 11/21/2014
Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Leading media website is hiring health writer-producer

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Leading media website is hiring health writer-producer

Check out this week's roundup of job and fellowship opportunities: Foxnews.com is looking for a web video producer/writer for their health section. Gannett is seeking a health reporter. And for California journalists, don't forget to apply for the 2015 California Health Journalism Fellowship.
By Anna Romano | 11/20/2014
Well Sourced: Finding the right health sources and asking the right questions

Well Sourced: Finding the right health sources and asking the right questions

The health beat is so rich with documents, data and smart people that it can be hard to sort through it all under deadline pressure. But if you look in the right places, you can quickly report intelligent stories that cut through the noise and get noticed.
By William Heisel | 11/17/2014
'Cook County Jail is the biggest asylum in the nation': Kennedy Forum looks at lack of community mental health care

'Cook County Jail is the biggest asylum in the nation': Kennedy Forum looks at lack of community mental health care

To many, it is an unseen problem. People denied mental health services who end up homeless or incarcerated as criminals.
By Martha Rosenberg | 11/15/2014
Code Unknown: Parents weigh surgery to meet son's genetic challenge

Code Unknown: Parents weigh surgery to meet son's genetic challenge

Miranda Dyer's young son started suffering from migraines at a young age. Tests would later reveal signs of a genetically inherited heart disorder, passed down by his mother. The discovery forced the family to make a very difficult decision.
By William Heisel | 11/14/2014

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How can journalists and foundations collaborate to deepen and improve reporting on underserved communities? Our USC Annenberg School of Journalism program in collaboration with The California Endowment, the Wyncote Foundation and Media Impact Funders, convened 75 leaders from both fields.

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