Fall summit speaker Jessica Beard targets more empathetic, ethical coverage of gun violence

If reporters covered gun violence with greater empathy and context — including telling the story from the victims’ perspectives — instead of doing the more typical episodic reporting, it could reduce psychological harms of and potentially affect the prevalence of gun violence, said Jessica Beard, M.D., M.P.H., a trauma surgeon at Temple University Hospital. 

Patient-safety leader challenges hospitals nationwide to establish 10 crucial teams

A leader in the patient-safety movement recently urged hospital officials to use their organizations to take on 10 specific challenges including increasing voter registrations and addressing climate change. Journalists may find several story ideas from a provocative keynote address at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) forum given by a longtime leader in efforts to […]

Schools still ill-equipped to serve special-ed students with mental illnesses

The mental health of students has been of particular concern during the COVID-19 pandemic, with some students more severely affected by the lockdowns and safety restrictions than others. Particularly impacted are youth enrolled in special education, a population already disproportionately beset by mental illness and school suspensions.

A Politico editor mines tech expertise for real-world tale

Like many journalists in Washington, D.C., Arthur Allen knows his jargon. As the editor for Politico’s eHealth, Allen is all too familiar with the trappings of Congress and the resulting litany of regulations and rules that follow any major health-related legislation, including a 2009 bill that aimed to encourage doctors and hospitals to invest in […]