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

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

Learn how medical examiner data can highlight disparities in the pandemic’s impact

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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.

The training will take place Thursday, May 6, at 2pm Eastern Time, and the Documenting COVI-19 team will share their latest findings, how they’ve approached the work, sharing how local newsrooms can follow up on key stories by digging through similar data, and answering your questions.

This training will be recorded and we’ll continue to host more trainings and offer data sets in the coming weeks. This is part of an ongoing series of public and private trainings and editorial support focusing on the disparate impact of COVID-19, particularly on communities of color. Subscribe to the MuckRock newsletter or our COVID resources newsletter to get updates on future online events and upcoming opportunities for editorial support, reporting grants, and more.

The initial collection of medical examiner data, requested and analyzed in conjunction with Documenting COVID-19, was made possible through the support of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. This training and other editorial support efforts were made possible through the generous support of the McCormick Foundation. This series was also supported by the Pulitzer Center.

Header image by Davide Costanzo and licensed under CC BY 2.0.