Five workshops will cover a variety of areas, including "Finding rural health stories: What reporters need to know," featuring Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor of Columbia Journalism Review and Laura Ungar, investigative and enterprise reporter for The Courier-Journal and USA Today. The workshop will moderated by Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, which publishes The Rural Blog.
Another workshop, "Challenges of keeping a rural health workforce," will include Timothy L. Putnam, president and chief executive officer of Margaret Mary Health and Brent Wright, associate dean for rural health innovation at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The workshop will be moderated by Melissa Patrick, a journalist for Kentucky Health News, which is published by the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.
Other workshops are: "How the battle over health reform is impacting rural residents;" "The geographic divide: Reporting on disparities;" and "Covering the opioid epidemic beyond cities." To register for the event click here.