Does the Twin Cities need five children's hospitals?

This story has barely been touched by local Twin Cities news organizations. But a student journalist, Emma Carew, reported on it as her last story at the Minnesota Daily before graduating and before going to work for the Washington Post this summer.

As you’ll see, the story touches on issues of duplication of services, increased costs, competition and the medical arms race.

A 1,200-word story by a student journalist on an important topic for local discussion.

In the inquisitiveness and determination of young journalists, there is hope for health care journalism. This is one shining example.

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Bill Gleason

May 7, 2009 at 8:09 am

And as a J-school prof, Gary, you had something to do with this…
As a comment on the article puts it:
“Emma – what a great story to end your time at The Daily with!! This reminds me of Schwitzer’s class. That was such a cool class and I think he would be proud of your story.”
As long as we have students/journalists/profs like you and Emma, there is still hope.