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Tips for covering poverty and geography

New studies are backing up a basic assumption about wealth and health and in the United States: It matters where you live. Geography contributes to social mobility, health disparities and the income divide.

Policymakers and politicians are taking note, but with such a complex topic, how can journalists make a difference?

Three recent reports help explain the numbers and show where the discrepancies lie. Carolyn Crist outlines the reports and then some questions and issues for reporters to look into.

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