The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Covid-19: A Data Story. UK and Sweden.

Leading data journalists Helena Bengtsson of STV (Sweden), John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times (UK), and Pamela Duncan of the Guardian (UK), explain how data analysis plays a crucial part in the coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. From death rates to what is a reliable Covid-19 data source, they share the best practices of data-driven stories at the times when data drives policy decisions like never before.

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6 July 2020 – Data and Covid-19 Coverage

Data and Covid-19 Coverage

Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson is the data journalism editor at Gota Media, a regional publishing company in the south of Sweden with 13 local titles. She previously worked as the data journalism editor at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster, for 27 years and has also served as Editor, Data Projects of the Guardian UK between 2014-2017.

John Burn-Murdoch

John Burn-Murdoch is a senior data-visualisation journalist at the Financial Times.

Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan is the editor of the Guardian’s Data Project team, an occasional award-winning journalist (#humblebrag) and a self-confessed data nerd. She can usually be found at her desk poring over spreadsheets and using her coding skills - usually a combination of scraping, regex and pandas/Python - to build and analyse datasets to produce high quality and exclusive data stories.
  • 6 July 2020 14.00–15.15
Location: Live stream on CIJ Youtube channel
All levels
This event will be recorded
11 July 2020

Katherine Eban: Covid-19, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health.

Katherine Eban, an award-winning New York-based investigative journalist, reports on public health and pharmaceuticals for Vanity Fair and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.

11 July 2020

Following the Science: Health and Science Reporting from Inside a Crisis.

The Covid-19 pandemic has made all of us follow science and heath reports like never before, reinforcing the importance of the work that health and science reporters do. Meet some of the people behind the headlines, sharing their experience of covering the health and science beat during a global pandemic: from misinformation to reliable sources, from scientific and government reports to witnessing human resilience and tragedy.