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Gathering and disseminating information in new and old media. These stories center on ways of storing, organizing, and sharing data and information, ranging from libraries and radio to social media and citizen journalism. Also included is the tech side: Applications software, telecommunications, and computer security.

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With Rural Health Care Stretched Thin, More Patients Turn To Telehealth

NPR

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Almost a quarter of rural Americans surveyed by NPR had used a telehealth service in the past few years. While new technologies are allowing remote patients to gain new access to healthcare, lack of broadband service and outdated insurance policies are making it hard for more widespread adoption.

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Evidence of a solution: Using data to report more than just bad news

DataJournalism.com

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Fact-based, data-driven, and solution-oriented journalism can shift the media paradigm from asking “what” to asking “how.” Solutions journalism, known also as constructive journalism in Europe, focuses on data and evidence to shift discourse from political advocacy and ideological debates to prob...

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Virtual visits: how Finland is coping with an ageing population

The Guardian

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Digital platforms allow for remote care when access to health care may be expensive or difficult. In Finland, as social welfare policies experience the economic and budgetary constraints of a shrinking population and tax base, remote care and telemedicine provide an effective alternative. Using v...

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Can ‘Big Data' Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It

The New York Times

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FireMap is a new program that uses real-time data to predict the direction of wildfires. In Southern California, where the tool is being tested, there is a huge potential for positive impact - fires in California swept across about 1.7 million acres in 2018. FireMap is built off an older technolo...

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How France is persuading its citizens to get vaccinated

Mosaic Science

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Boosting trust in vaccines requires rebuilding confidence in the health system. In France, where as many as one in three people express skepticism regarding vaccinations, health officials have undertaken proactive social media campaigns against disinformation in addition to increasing mandatory v...

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One surprising barrier to success in college: Understanding higher education lingo

The Hechinger Report

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Many financial aid and orientation papers are written at the reading level of college seniors and graduate students, posing barriers for students trying to navigate the college application process and beyond. The University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte are two univer...

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