John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction. Published on Oct 23, 2016 .    12,032,611 views


NPR Opioids Reporting 


White America Hooked on Heroin Documentary


Snapshots of an Epidemic: A Look at
the Opioid Crisis Across the Country

The opioid epidemic killed more than 33,000 people
in 2015. What follows are stories of a national affliction
that has swept the country, from cities on the West
Coast to bedroom communities in the Northeast.


Journalism That Matters (JTM)

We see our task as not reimagining and reinventing journalism but rather imagining and inventing inclusive, generative communications ecosystems that foster thriving, resilient communities – what we call “civic communications.” With community at its heart, it makes room for all voices to be heard, all peoples to be seen, and residents to be informed and inaction on issues of importance to themselves and their communities.


Short Answers to Hard. Questions About the Opioid Crisis

The Media in The Pain and Opioid Epidemic Google Docs: 




Media and social media


Examining the role of the media  in the Pain Opioid Epidemic Ecosystem


The media outlet's coverage of the opioid epidemic illustrates the challenges and opportunities for the media in reporting and covering complex social issues. As the shapers of public opinion, the media plays a crucial role within the pain opioid ecosystem.

When complete this section will include the latest articles, social media, lectures, and related information relevant to the Pain Opioid Epidemic Case. 


America On Opioids: The Many Faces Of The Country’s Addiction Crisis

During HuffPost’s Listen To America tour at the end of 2017, reporters encountered stories ― some heartbreaking, some triumphant ― of opioids and their effects. The fearsome impact of this public health crisis weighed heavily on people’s minds in every town HuffPost’s bus visited. It is a truth so universally acknowledged as to seem cliche: Overdoses are sweeping the country.



NBC10’s Digital Team spent five months investigating the issue of opioid addiction in the Philadelphia region and beyond. They discovered a generation of addicted people and a public health and law enforcement system ill-equipped to save them.


When covering painkiller crisis, don’t blame the victims


Short Answers to Hard Questions About the Opioid Crisis


Welcome to Herointown, New Jersey's 4th-largest city,  Stephen Stirling December 15th, 2015 


At least 128,000 people are enslaved today by heroin's grip. More than 5,200 have died since 2004, a figure that's grown exponentially with each passing year.  Hundreds of thousands more feel the effects of heroin second-hand, and our ever-growing "living wall" documents hundreds of stories about the fallout the drug can cause beyond the user. 


Series: New Hampshire's Opioid Crisis

Over the next year, NHPR will explore New Hampshire’s opioid crisis from several angles. A team of reporters will explain how people become addicted,  how prescription drugs like Vicodin and Oxycodone contribute to the rise in heroin use, and how state officials, from the governor to local police, are struggling with an epidemic that now kills more Granite Staters each year than traffic accidents.


HuffPost’s “Dying To Be Free,” a 21,000-word multimedia story on the opioid epidemic. 


Conversations with journalists who covered the opioid epidemic


Vietnam, heroin and the lesson of disrupting any addiction CNN 

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

Drug policy reporter German Lopez joins Matt for a close look at the biggest drug overdose crisis in American history.


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7 July 2017

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