5 post-election ideas + reaching out to minority sources

News. What if we all received $1,000 per month as basic income? During Homelessness Awareness Week, read about what some college students are doing to humanize poverty and food insecurity. Poverty is increasing faster in Richmond’s suburbs than in the city. As SNAP requirements stiffen, more Kansas residents are dropping off the state’s rolls. How can economic and demographics affect a community’s health concerns? Take a look at Chicago for an example.
5 post-election updates. Need new Election 2016 angles? Here you go:
  • Americans’ confidence in the U.S. economy jumped after the election, Gallup says. It move from slightly negative to slightly positive – the first time the index has been positive since March. Republicans’ economic outlook has improved dramatically, in particular.
  • Similarly, expectations of Trump’s administration are high for the economybut low for race relations, Gallup says. About 60 percent say he will be able to reduce unemployment, create new jobs and improve the economy. About 50 percent believe he will cut takes, improve education and improve health care in the country.
  • A new Department of Health and Human Services report talks about the first year of the Rural IMPACT demonstration, which is trying to reduce poverty through services for both children and parents. Read more about the 10 demo sites and suggestions for the future.
  • Want to explain Trump’s views on six major health care issues? Kaiser talks about Medicaid, Medicare, prescription drugs, reproductive health, opioids and health insurance.
  • Brookings brings us four trends from state and local elections last week:
    • Voters are ambivalent about amenity-driven economic development strategies such as casinos or sports facilities.
    • They’re trying to boost wages with public policy.
    • They’re also grappling with affordable housing answers.
    • Voters are still supporting local and regional transportation.
Reporting thoughts. Whites are more likely than nonwhites to speak to local journalists, Pew says. Check out the data. About a quarter of adults say they’ve ever done so. Whites, college graduates and those with higher incomes are more likely to be interviewed. What can we as journalists do to expand our reach?
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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