WATCH: “Impact Investigations” Series: Covering COVID Webinar

The Fund for Investigative Journalism partnered 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 includes 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.”

See below for a full list of the resources discussed in this video.


The application for rolling grants from FIJ for investigative journalism related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Association of Health Care Journalist’s Resource Center re COVID-19

FIJ Board President and investigative correspondent for the Scripps Washington Bureau Mark Greenblatt’s coverage on insurance companies during the pandemic:

Advocates Worry Insurance Providers Could Profit From COVID-19

State Farm, Progressive Join List Of Auto Insurers Issuing Refunds

Data resources suggested by FIJ board member and Washington Post Data Reporter Anu Narayanswamy:

Coronavirus counts by county

COVID nursing home data

CDC Provider relief fund data

COVID related financial assistance via HHS

SBA PPP loans to public companies

Resources suggested by Dr. Ivan Oransky and the Association of Health Care Journalists:

Retraction Watch

Section on retracted coronavirus articles

Retraction Watch Searchable Database

CJR op-ed (with tips for journalists re working with scientific papers)

FIJ Grantee Morgan Baskin’s report in the Washington City Paper, on D.C.’s child welfare system and COVID-19

FIJ Grantee Derek Kravitz and team’s web page at the Brown Institute and Columbia University, including recent coverage using the documents they obtained