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Journalists are invited to attend the virtual event “Finding COVID-19 data and responsible context,” 11 a.m. CST Friday, April 3 via Zoom.

Panelists will address where journalists can find accurate data about COVID-19, as well as share advice for using the data within larger context responsibly and ways to deliver that information to communities in easily understandable formats for the greatest impact. The panel is being co-hosted by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).

“Journalists are looking for resources to present and illustrate accurate data in their reporting about COVID-19 to inform their readers,” says Kat Duncan, RJI’s director of innovation. “We want to help journalists find, contextualize and present the much-needed data to help their communities in this time of great need.”

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The panelists are Caroline Chen of ProPublica; Armand Emamdjomeh of The Washington Post; Jennifer LaFleur of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Cheryl Phillips with Big Local News at Stanford University. The event will be moderated by Kat Duncan, RJI’s interim director of innovation and Denise Malan, deputy executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

The event was inspired after a successful panel on how to stay safe while covering news about the coronavirus, says Duncan.

The virtual event is free. Attendees are asked to register.



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