What I learned from my Science Writers session

The Science Writers 2020 session I organized was called “Diving into the data: How data reporting can shape science stories.” Its goal was to introduce science writers to the world of data and to show them that this world is not a far-off inaccessible realm, but is rather a set of tools that they can add to their existing reporting skills.

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How to understand COVID-19 numbers

OG readers may remember that, in my first issue, I praised a ProPublica article by Caroline Chen and Ash Ngu which explains how to navigate and interpret COVID-19 data. I was inspired by that article to write a similar piece for Stacker: “How to understand COVID-19 case counts, positivity rates, and other numbers.”

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