FIJ Grantees Create Searchable Database of COVID-19 Information

FIJ grantee Derek Kravitz and his team at Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation have just released an online repository of local, state and federal public records obtained through open-records requests called Documenting COVID-19.

The new site allows users to search for relevant document sets and records by state or thematic tags. So far, Kravitz and his team have compiled 50 document sets across 29 states and have published accompanying news stories with national outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post and local outlets like Colorado Public Radio, The Kansas City Star and The Omaha World-Herald.