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UHMP welcomes new staffers

By Hermes Falcon Urban Health Media Project Two media veterans and three new faces have been added to the expanding UHMP team. In July, Julianne Hill, whose work has appeared in outlets such as NPR, PBS, Chicago Public Radio, and ABA Journal, joined as managing editor of content and programs, and Cynthia Robinson, who has...

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Content & Programs Update: Fall 2021

A lot has happened since our last update over the summer, with new programs launching, stories published and a whole new crop of interns hired.  Here are some of C&P’s highlights:  Delivered two summer community health storytelling “bootcamps,” for 12 students new to journalism, with uniformly positive feedback-- the students’ only complaint was that they...

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Message from our CEO

It is such a pivotal time in the Urban Health Media Project’s history.  Our student-instructor teams covered mental health and social justice work by youth leaders in six cities under a new content partnership with the nonprofit America’s Promise Alliance. Another UHMP team will cover the December annual meeting of the Sozosei Foundation, a new...

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Health Journalism At Richard Wright Public Charter School

Students at Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts had the opportunity to learn about journalism this academic school year in a new way. The Urban Health Media Project partnered with Richard Wright to co-instruct a journalism course on health issues that helped students acquire skills such as interviewing, writing, creating visuals...

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Content & Programs Update– Summer 2021

Our Spring workshop, “Home Sick: How Where We Live Impacts Health,” was a big success, with 19 students from seven cities producing five high-quality feature stories on the health effects of homelessness, lead poisoning, unaffordable housing and neighborhood-level violence. All but one of the stories have been published. (We’re still looking for a Miami-area publisher,...

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Message from UHMP CEO

What a kickoff to summer!  On June 18, UHMP and the Washington Blade co-celebrated the release of the Blade’s Youth Pride and Mental Health special edition with a reception at the uber-hip nonprofit arts and culture venue, Dupont Underground.  Stay tuned for at least one fall UHMP exhibit and reception there this fall, most likely...

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We have a new college partnership with Georgetown University and our first full semester co-teaching at a high school

For the first time, UHMP is co-teaching a full semester on community health storytelling with a high school, Richard Wright Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Instructor and former journalist Jeannine Hunter is co-teaching at the high school, which specializes in journalism and media arts. She’s using our unique curriculum developed by Teresa Redd, professor...