Northwest Public Broadcasting Launches Health Care Reporting Initiative
Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) is the recipient of a 2021 Impact Grant from Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation. The grant award supports a new full-time position: a Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Reporting Fellow. Starting in February, health care reports will be disseminated on NWPB’s radio network and carried by the Lewiston Tribune and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.
NWPB has named journalist Rachel Sun as the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Reporting Fellow. Sun has been a part-time NWPB reporter since September 2021. Before coming to NWPB, Sun was a city, schools and general assignment reporter for the Bonner County Daily Bee in Sandpoint, Idaho, and previously served in positions at Washington State University’s student newspaper, The Daily Evergreen. Sun is a WSU graduate.
Sun’s reporting will explore health care’s ongoing challenges, greatest needs and best practices. Through this work, NWPB, the Lewiston Tribune and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News aim to provide the LC Valley and surrounding areas with increased information about health care needs, trends and root causes behind issues impacting families and individuals. With editorial support from the Tribune, health care reports will examine prevention and delve into circumstances that challenge our community’s wellness.
This is a first-of-its-kind partnership between Northwest Public Broadcasting and the Tribune Publishing Company. The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Reporting Fellowship is a 1-year appointment. Additional funding is being sought to maintain the position in future years.
In 2022, NWPB celebrates 100 years of broadcasting from Washington State University. NWPB is a service of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU, reaching 3.5 million people in 44 counties across Washington and parts of Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.