A broken system: Why the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives who have died during the coronavirus pandemic may never be known

A broken system: Why the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives who have died during the coronavirus pandemic may never be known

In May of 2020, the Navajo Nation reported one of the highest per-capita COVID-19 infection rates in the United States. Since that milestone, official data reveal that the Navajo Nation has been one of the hardest-hit populations since the pandemic began. The Navajo Nation boasts the largest population of any Indigenous nation in the United States, and thousands of Navajos live outside the nation, in towns along the border, cities across the country, and in other parts of the world, making it difficult to tally the virus’ impacts on Navajo citizens.

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Digging into pandemic data with Documenting COVID-19

Digging into pandemic data with Documenting COVID-19

Documenting COVID-19, started at Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation and sponsored by MuckRock, hosts local, state and federal document sets related to the COVID-19 pandemic and supports related local reporting. In this training, Derek Kravitz, Mohar Chatterjee, and Kyra Senese share how they’ve tackled the project and how you can build on it.

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Join us for a training with Documenting COVID-19 on Thursday

Join us for a training with Documenting COVID-19 on Thursday

This Thursday, join us for a free training with Documenting COVID-19, the Columbia University-led initiative to help collect, analyze, and report on COVID-19 data and information around the country. This training will focus on information gleaned from analyzing medical examiner data, obtained in partnership with MuckRock through our COVID Public Info work.

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Using FOIA logs to develop news stories

Using FOIA logs to develop news stories

Through the power of FOIA logs, FOIA-minded reporters can find interesting story ideas by asking for and digging through the history of what other people are looking to obtain.

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Redact yourself the easy way with #FOIAFacelift

Redact yourself the easy way with #FOIAFacelift

Ever wonder what your FBI file would look like? Want to share your wild (socially distanced) weekend pics without leaving too much incriminating evidence for potential future employers? We’ve got you covered with #FOIAFacelift, our new tool that FOIA-ifies your personal photos in seconds instead of months.

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