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

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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:

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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