Initial 2016 poverty guidelines + top 5 stories readers want + 7 reporting resources

News. The secret shame of middle-class Americans: 47 percent can’t cover a $400 emergency. The average 29-year-old lives with a partner in the suburbs – without a bachelor’s degree. Is ACA coverage affordable? Six perspectives. Election 2016. From Sanders: “Poverty is a death sentence.” From Paul: His poverty legislation is the “largest anti-poverty initiative since the War […]

Tax Day story ideas, #AHCJ16 resources, data about race relations

Tax Day is Friday – are you ready? See a few story ideas below.   (Also, great time at the 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Cleveland this past weekend! I enjoyed meeting several Covering Poverty subscribers. Check the resources from #AHCJ16 below.) News. The tax code can be confusing – especially for nontraditional families. […]

AHCJ 2016 shoutout + 9 poverty resources this week (whew!)

Reminder – I’m at the 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Cleveland this week. If you’d like to meet up, let me know by replying to this email! You’ll see my health disparity notes from several sessions on Twitter under @cristcarolyn. News. NPR is rocking a series about staving off eviction (stories about high rent, subpar housing, rent […]