Reports on “recovered” Covid-19 cases inconsistent and incomplete

As Covid-19 surges again in the U.S., the high percentage of “recovered” cases might be cited as a sign that a vast majority of those infected quickly rid themselves of the virus.

But the “recovered” statistics are incomplete, inconsistent and call into question the accuracy of any total number of recovered cases, according to a review of 50 state public health sites by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

A journalist’s hunt for coronavirus data exposes Brazil’s real death toll

With the help of two former students, Marcelo Soares has collected data showing that deaths from COVID-19 in Brazil cities are far higher than authorities claim.

“In March, in the early days of the pandemic in Brazil, I was intrigued by the lack of detailed data in the Health ministry,” Soares said. “They only published case counts aggregated by state, with a delay in comparison to what state secretaries published.”

IJEC supports GIJN’s statement on attacks against journalists

The Investigative Journalism Education Consortium supports the Global Investigative Journalism Network’s condemnation of law enforcement attacks against journalists covering protests in the United States.

Our collaborative partner GIJN issued a statement about the treatment of journalists who are covering the nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25.

GIJC19 Academic Track Reader

The Investigative Journalism Education Consortium is pleased to announce that all the research papers selected for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2019 are now available in a reader.

The collection includes 25 papers, 17 of which were presented at the conference, and which were selected from a pool of nearly 70 submitted abstracts.

GuideStar and Foundation Center are Merging

The free non-profit document search engine GuideStar is merging with the Foundation Center — which has been gathering documents on foundations since 1956 — after a decade of getting to know each other. The current web addresses still work but eventually they will be at https://candid.org/ where there is more information on the merger.