The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism
Covid 19

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.

You can watch this panel discussion on replay on our YouTube channel.

6 July 2020 – Data and Covid-19 Coverage

Data and Covid-19 Coverage

Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.

John Burn-Murdoch

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

Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan is an award winning journalist, working for the Guardian’s Data Projects team. During the Coronavirus pandemic she’s been specialising in providing in-depth analysis of Covid-19 data in the UK including excess deaths happening in people's homes/care homes and calling out gaps in the data and delayed or misleading data.
  • 6 July 2020 14.00–15.15
Location: Live stream on CIJ Youtube channel
All levels
This event will be recorded