March 7, 2021.Reading time 18 minutes.
Our final Diving into COVID-19 data workshop happened this week! Ann Choi and Will Welch, two data reporters at THE CITY (a local, nonprofit newsroom in NYC) discussed making COVID-19 numbers accessible and meaningful for New Yorkers. Júlia Ledur, a graphics reporter at the Washington Post and former data visualization lead at the COVID Tracking Project, walked us through several visualization projects. And Christie Aschwanden, a freelance science journalist, discussed communicating uncertainty in COVID-19 reporting.
February 28, 2021.Reading time 18 minutes.
Our second workshop happened this week! Liz Essley Whyte, an investigative reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, discussed her work bringing White House COVID-19 reports to the public before they were officially released. Erica Hensley, an independent health and data journalist based in Jackson, Mississippi, provided advice for navigating relationships with local public health officials based on her work reporting on COVID-19 in Mississippi. And Tom Meagher, a senior editor at The Marshall Project, described the communication and coordination work behind his newsroom’s yearlong tracker of COVID-19 in the U.S. prison system. Thank you to everyone who attended!
February 21, 2021.Reading time 13 minutes.
Our first workshop happened this week! Drew Armstrong, Bloomberg News’s senior editor for health care, talked about his work on the publication’s Vaccine Tracker; and Arielle Levin Becker, director of communications and strategic initiatives for the Connecticut Health Foundation, discussed how to navigate COVID-19 race and ethnicity data. Thank you to everyone who attended—we had a great turnout!