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The current “humanitarian crisis” where thousands of children and and adults are crammed into shelters, and migrant mothers and children making do in makeshift encampments – is stirring a round of finger-pointing and a debate over and what the United States can or should do in response.


Mental health and infectious outbreaks: Insights for coronavirus coverage


Government officials and public health leaders worldwide have worked around the clock battling the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, another pandemic requires their attention — the anxiety, depression, grief and fear that spread across communities as the death toll rises and schools, businesses and public places close to prevent COVID-19 infections.

Californians eat healthier when living near large immigrant populations


Native-born Americans who live in Los Angeles County neighborhoods with a higher proportion of immigrants tend to eat less fast food and more fruits and vegetables than those who live in local neighborhoods with a lower proportion of immigrants, new research finds. They also have lower body mass indices and rates of hypertension.

3 great back-to-school story ideas (with research to get you started!)


Education reporters nationwide are looking for fresh ways to tell their annual back-to-school stories. Because I covered education for the Orlando Sentinel and other news outlets for more than 15 years before joining Journalist’s Resource, I remember the struggle. Consider this post a journalism gift of sorts: Three great back-to-school story ideas with the matching research to get you started.

How detention centers affect the health of immigrant children


Between October 2018 and June 2019, the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 234,443 adults; 390,308 family units (which includes all individuals apprehended with another family member); and 63,624 unaccompanied children at the country’s southwestern border, according to the Department of Homeland Security.