Top 10 Tips for Investigating Health Care, from the Experts

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a public health crisis without precedent in living memory, and journalists have been racing to keep audiences informed. For those new to the health beat, GIJN is here to help with a comprehensive new guide into investigating health care and top tips from experts on what to watch out for, how to check results, and who to talk to about medical innovations.

Tracking the Superspreader Events Driving the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Superspreading events” have emerged as major drivers of the COVID-19 pandemic. While available data on these events is limited, new information — including an interactive database of 1,500 events — offers reporters the means to map the patterns of past coronavirus outbreaks, and to evaluate the risks of planned gatherings.

After 6 Months of COVID-19, What’s Next for Pandemic Reporting?

After six months of the global crisis, investigative journalists find themselves reporting on a precarious and demoralized world, which has seen millions of jobs and more than 775,000 lives lost. In a GIJN webinar titled “Where do we go from here?”, a panel of senior journalists from Bosnia, India, Uganda, and the United States shared tips on the topics now ripe for investigation, as well as areas to improve on.

Collaborating to Identify COVID-19’s Victims in New York City

When a team of student journalists realized that thousands of New Yorkers had died due to COVID-19 but had been left out of the obituary pages, they teamed up to create Missing Them, an ambitious collaborative journalism project working to memorialize everyone that died due to COVID-19 in one of the hardest-hit cities in America.