Two poverty writing opportunities + 3 webinars + a new poverty research center

News. Low-skill workers may be the country’s next great economic resource. In Austin, people are being locked up for being poor (with unpaid fines). The Affordable Care Act is helping poor patients, a report says. Wealthy universities aren’t helping low-income students, a study shows. One idea: To cut down poverty, cut the cost of living.
In-depth multimedia story. Equal Voice News has another great in-depth story up in their series. They’d love to receive pitches, by the way. Check out the recent story about Hmong refugees in Fresno who are losing permanent residency status. What happens to them and their families when they can’t legally work in the country? It’s a great layered story that crosses borders.
Another writing opportunity. The Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is beginning a new project devoted to reported journalism about poverty topics. Here’s the first story: Benefits snafu inflames Kentucky ACA debate. Want to pitch a story? Email Bill Nichols at
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Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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