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Funding For:

Journalist’s Resource


Recipient:

Journalist's Resource, a project of Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

Grant Period:

Nov 25, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020

AMOUNT:

$40,000.00

Summary of the Project:

Leading up to the 2020 election, Journalist’s Resource will expand its health coverage with roundups and summaries of peer-reviewed research on health policy, as well as tip sheets with best practices for reporting on research.

About the Grantee:

For over a decade, Journalist’s Resource has been a trusted source for journalists seeking to find and understand peer-reviewed research on a variety of topics. JR’s weekly e-mail newsletter now has more than 51,000 subscribers and more than 53,000 people follow JR on Twitter. As newsrooms become increasingly short-staffed, JR helps to bridge the gap between academia and journalism to inform high-quality reporting. JR has informed numerous articles from large and small media organizations. Everything on the JR site is published under a Creative Commons license, meaning newsrooms are free to share JR content on their own websites.

Related Grantee Work

October 12, 2020

Telemedicine for drug addiction treatment: A research roundup and 5 reporting tips

The move to telemedicine alleviates some longstanding barriers to treatment, but it also raises new questions, particularly as pandemic-related workplace closures and other stressors put people struggling with addiction at increased risk.

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Author: Kristen Senz

September 28, 2020

Drug prices: Why prescription medicines remain unaffordable for many Americans

For journalists covering health care in the context of the election, it’s important to have a handle on the state of pharmaceutical prices in the United States.

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Author: Kerry Dooley Young

August 23, 2020

Coronavirus vaccines: We address 3 big questions about safety, distribution and adoption

As journalists work to keep communities informed about COVID-19 vaccines, they need to consider questions about safety, distribution and adoption.

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Author: Kerry Dooley Young

August 23, 2020

Reporting on coronavirus vaccines: 5 tips to help journalists inject audiences with the facts

To help reporters make sense of what’s known and yet to be learned about COVID-19 vaccines, Journalist’s Resource asked for insights from the experts.

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Author: Kerry Dooley Young

July 27, 2020

The expanding role of Medicaid in US health care: A research roundup

This comprehensive explainer/roundup includes several summarized studies on the expanding role of Medicaid, as well as background info to help journalists understand and and report on the key debates about the program.

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Author: Kerry Dooley Young

July 27, 2020

Covering Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic: 6 things journalists should know

This tip sheet, a companion to the research roundup, details six things journalists should know before tackling the topic in their news stories.

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Author: Kerry Dooley Young

July 16, 2020

Elder abuse: What research says about prevalence, assessment and prevention

Journalist’s Resource summarizes several relevant studies on elder abuse, including a recent article on COVID-19 pandemic.

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Author: Sari Boren

June 22, 2020

7 tips for journalists reporting on surprise medical bills

Many people in the United States face unexpected medical expenses despite having private insurance coverage, due to a phenomenon known as “surprise billing.

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Author: Kerry Dooley Young

June 16, 2020

Surprise billing: Why consumers with medical insurance still may face major health care expenses

This research roundup/explainer introduces readers to the phenomenon of surprise billing and summarizes several studies on the topic.

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Author: Kerry Dooley Young

June 12, 2020

Covering rural health care amid COVID-19: 4 tips from Carrie Henning-Smith

An assistant professor explains what she wants journalists to know when covering rural health and health care in the context of COVID-19.

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Author: Sari Boren

June 10, 2020

Rural health care and COVID-19: A research roundup

This research roundup/explainer focuses on the state of rural health care and its capacity to respond to a pandemic.

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Author: Sari Boren