New York Public Radio

For a planning grant for WNYC's new Healthcare Reporting Unit to research and pilot episodes targeted at New York healthcare policy and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on consumers

  • Amount $125,000
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Jim Schachter
  • Year 2013
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Radio

Funds from this grant support the development of a new Healthcare Reporting Unit at New York City radio station WNYC.   The contemplated unit will use personal stories to spotlight issues in American healthcare with an emphasis on research and policy, taking a consumer-friendly approach that links lived experience to broader systemic issues in the health care system through documentary-style reports, banded segments for local and national news programs, hour-long specials, podcasts, and partnerships with leaders in healthcare journalism. The grant will provide funds for convening diverse panel of experts, assembling an advisory board, and conducting research for targeted reporting on healthcare policy in New York and surrounding states, including research on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on consumers.

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