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Challenges abound in reporting on ACA rollout in Indian country

Challenges abound in reporting on ACA rollout in Indian country

When reporter S.E. Ruckman set out to tell the story of how the ACA rollout was faring among Native American communities, she found little help and few resources. But she pushed forward, and found value in persistence and serendipitous connections.
By SE Ruckman | 03/30/2015
What are you hiding? How one brave woman pushed past the pain of abuse

What are you hiding? How one brave woman pushed past the pain of abuse

Mary Annette Pember wrote this article, originally published by Indian Country Today Media Network, as a 2014 National Health Journalism Fellow. Other stories in her project series can be found here: ‘The Great Hurt’: Facing the trauma of Indian boarding schools We have to know it to heal it: Defini
By Mary Pember | 03/30/2015
It takes a community — Reflections on what makes Reporting on Health unique

It takes a community — Reflections on what makes Reporting on Health unique

Tomorrow evening, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will be celebrating its distinguished journalists of the year, and we're honored to be receiving a nod from SPJ for Reporting on Health.
By Michelle Levander | 03/26/2015
Shaken baby theory: The word is out

Shaken baby theory: The word is out

After 30 years of occasional, isolated coverage, both the national and the local media are starting to take a serious look at the debate about shaken baby theory—even as the accusations and convictions continue....
By Sue Luttner | 03/26/2015
Reporting on the hidden suffering caused by violence

Reporting on the hidden suffering caused by violence

In Baltimore, violence has marred countless lives. But Baltimore Sun reporter Andrea McDaniels wanted to explore the deeper, long-lasting effects of violence. Her extended reporting crystalized in an award-winning three-part series. Here she shares the challenges she faced and lessons learned.
By Andrea McDaniels | 03/26/2015

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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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