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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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Training: Investigating your local jails? Reuters journalists share how to analyze and understand their new national data set

Training: Investigating your local jails? Reuters journalists share how to analyze and understand their new national data set

After years of reporting, Reuters has released a first-of-its-kind national database of deaths in local jails, offering a unique resource for news organizations looking to examine inmate mortality in the facilities they cover. Next Wednesday, Peter Eisler and Grant Smith share how they gathered and cleaned the data and how you can use it for your own reporting and analysis.

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Strategies and resources for using public records to understand COVID-19

Strategies and resources for using public records to understand COVID-19

On June 26, we held our first COVID Public Info training, giving journalists, researchers, and everyone else tips, tricks, and templates for using transparency laws to dig into public records. We covered ground like how to adjust your approach as governments still operate at reduced capacity, as well as called out some specific stories that used transparency to dig into key issues.

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Join us for a free COVID-19 public records workshop this Friday

Join us for a free COVID-19 public records workshop this Friday

This Friday, we’re hosting the first of a number of ongoing free trainings focused on uncovering how COVID-19 is impacting communities around the United States. Come join us, and subscribe to the project newsletter to get first look at key data sets, free training, and more.

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Join a free training Friday on using public records for police transparency

Join a free training Friday on using public records for police transparency

This Friday, we’re joining together with partners to host a free training for journalists, organizers, and the public to better understand how to use open records to bring more transparency to policing.

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