Thirty-five top journalism students from 17 universities conducted a major investigation this summer into the lingering impact of the pandemic as part of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a multimedia reporting initiative headquartered at Arizona State University.
For the project “Unmasking America,” the team of student journalists investigated disparities in policies and practices that intensified under COVID-19 and may persist. They traveled to dozens of cities and communities in rural and urban America to report on people who are used to struggling and those who are new to loss. They explored who has unequal access to health care, to education, to housing and to food.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provides core support for the News21 program.
News21 fellows are supported by their universities as well as a variety of generous foundations, news organizations and individual donors, including The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, Inasmuch Foundation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Knight Foundation and Myrta J. Pulliam.
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