“Impact Investigations” Series: Covering COVID: Investigative Journalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – 2 p.m. Eastern

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Investigative journalism plays a critical role in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications. Journalists are uncovering new information about how the public and private sectors are responding to the epidemic – and how millions of people are affected. 

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is partnering with the Association of Health Care Journalists to hold an online forum, “Covering COVID: Investigative Journalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This one-hour virtual forum will include insights, lessons and tips for reporting around this complicated and fast-moving story. This is part of a new series of online forums the Fund for Investigative Journalism is holding, called “Impact Investigations.”

The discussion will include:

Mark Greenblatt, Senior National Investigative Correspondent at Scripps DC and Newsy and President of the Fund for Investigative Journalism Board of Directors

Anu Narayanswamy, Data Reporter at the Washington Post and member of the Fund for Investigative Journalism Board of Directors

Ivan Oransky, Vice President of Editorial at Medscape and President of the Association of Health Care Journalists Board of Directors

Morgan Baskin, independent journalist covering social welfare who received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism for a story published this month in the Washington City Paper uncovering aspects of the Washington, DC, child welfare agency’s handling of COVID-19

Derek Kravitz, fellow at Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation and part of a team that received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to collect and report on state and local governments’ response to COVID-19. The team’s reporting has already resulted in stories in the New York Times, Washington Post, Kansas City Star and other outlets.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is providing emergency rolling grants for stories that break new ground related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Association for Health Care Journalists provides comprehensive resources for reporters covering the pandemic.