Covering Poverty update + the latest on health care + interactives & data

Covering Poverty is at an important crossroads! As the newsletter celebrates another birthday, we’re looking at new ways to engage readers and help journalists report big stories. To secure more funding for the next year, however, I need to know how this weekly update helps you, as well as your thoughts on graphics, interactives, video and […]

Interactive: segregation by income + Graphic: public pensions + AHCA data

News. Did you hear? After the San Francisco Chronicle reported on foster care abuse in California, judges and state lawmakers are calling for some shelters to be closed. Without an ID, many homeless people are trapped in a vicious cycle. When schools meet trauma with understanding rather than discipline, students can thrive, as in New Orleans. When […]

CBO report + Trump’s budget + Covering Poverty pivotal moment (give your opinion!)

Note from Carolyn: You know it’s serious when it lands above the fold on the New York Times front page. As NYT White House correspondent Julie Hirschfeld Davis puts it: Trump’s budget will cut deeply into anti-poverty efforts. Since the story, I’ve seen commentary everywhere about the loss of hope in low-income America and pathways out […]

AHCA gaps + upcoming Census embargo + new poverty risk calculator

News. Trump-focused stories are huge right now: Tax reform could help low-income and Rust Belt families. Tech sector workers (facing poverty in Silicon Valley) are organizing against Trump. The biggest winners under the American Health Care Act are young, white, wealthy males. Then education: Student loan borrowers are struggling to get back on track. This is […]

#AHCJ17 wrap-up + middle class incomes + diversity in the workplace

Last week, I attend the Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Orlando, which was sunny and informative. See the #AHCJ17 section below for notes about the several panels that focused on disparities, poverty and reporting ideas. Next week, I go to the American Society of Journalists and Authors meeting, so stay tuned for more. […]

This week’s reporting: Entrepreneur gap + education gap + tax news

News. A report calls for changes in the legal representation of the poor. Without insurance, kids face more dental problems. New York is making college free for those who can’t afford it. And The Southern Illinoisian has a great series calledProtecting the Innocent about battling high rates of child abuse in southern Illinois. For National Child […]

5 health care resources, State of the Union on Poverty, education & earnings levels

News. We’re talking about barriers to opportunity in today’s America. Although we’re all stressed, a new study says Alabama is the most stressed state. Medicaid is coming of age in the new health bill’s defeat. Child poverty and STDs are on the rise in central Minnesota, Michigan is making little progress in lifting the working poor […]

More AHCA analysis + women working survey + child poverty infographic

News. We’re still on the Affordable Care Act vs. the American Health Care Act conversation, right? Here’s how Equal Voice News covered the true cost of repealing ACA in Alabama. The repeal could threaten some programs right as they’re beginning to work. Low-income AIDS patients are worried about losing coverage, too. And news by location: New […]

ACA vs. AHCA (several resources) + Census embargo data + CarsonWatch

News. We’re paying attention to the Affordable Care Act vs. the American Health Care Act, right? Here are four key differences. And how AHCA could hit rural areas in particular. Linked to that, Trump’s plan for HUD could seriously hurt low-income families. And his overall budget slices domestic programs and foreign aid. In the tech realm, cutting social […]

Poverty reporting: Trump’s take + ACA repeal updates + new datasets

News. This week, the news section will focus on Trump’s Tuesday speech and what it means: It could be a threat to vulnerable communities, portraying immigrants, low-income families and communities of color as burdens. It could lower living standards for workers, and child care suggestions may not actually be helpful. With poverty policy, we come away […]