Irena Fischer-Hwang is a graduate student in the Master of Journalism program at Stanford University. Previously, she was at The Dallas Morning News. She completed her Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University, and obtained her B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 and 2012.
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A comparison of four major COVID-19 data sources
How journalists can use data from Johns Hopkins University, COVID Tracking Project, USAFacts, and The New York TimesPosted on
A variety of datasets can help journalists track the spread of COVID-19. But which should you rely on? What’s the difference between them? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each? This guide will walk you through four major COVID-19 data sources: Johns Hopkins University, COVID Tracking Project, USAFacts, and The New York Times.