As part of our ongoing COVID Public Info training series, we’re excited to host Julia Raifman and Kristen Nocka to discuss their work and findings from COVID-19 US state policy database (CUSP), a project to obtain and analyze as many state-wide emergency orders and mandates as possible. Here are resources referenced during the discussion, as well as ways to get future updates from COVID Public Info.
Some of the most interesting stories coming from mixing and comparing data sets. Some of the data sets that might be worth exploring with your reporting:
- CUSP spreadsheet detailing emergency orders and when they were in effect
- CUSP’s primary source materials, including the actual orders themselves
- COVID Racial Data Tracker from the COVID Tracking Project
- New York Times coronavirus cases death data
- New York Times coronavirus nursing homes death data
- ProPublica Tracking PPP Loans
- Zillow quarterly releases of foreclosure data
- Understanding America Study
- **Education Week State-by-State Map of School-Building Closures
Groundtruthing via record requests
We’ll include examples of FOIA requests to help follow up and check on policy implementations here.
This training is a project of COVID Public Info, a non-profit news collaboration between Outlier Media, the MuckRock Foundation, Matt Kiefer and Garance Burke, and it is made possible through the support of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University.