Join us March 17 for webinar on COVID vaccine data

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Please join us Wednesday, March 17, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern for a webinar on states’ data-sharing about the race and ethnicity of people who have received COVID-19 vaccines.

You’ll hear from our grantees at the Documenting COVID-19 Project who have obtained states’ data-sharing agreements with the federal government and found that some aren’t providing race and ethnicity data. The team is making those policies available for reporters to use, along with more than 250 other sets of data and public records they’ve obtained over the last year on local, state and federal governments’ response to the pandemic.

This webinar will help national, state, local and student press learn how to access and navigate the data for their own reporting. 

The session will be moderated by Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member, and longtime leader of the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

The Documenting COVID-19 Project at Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation started gathering government records in the first weeks of the pandemic and has broken multiple major stories over the last year. In the last several weeks, the team partnered with the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic to collect states’ data-sharing agreements about vaccinations. You can read more about their work here.