Justin Mayo is a data journalist with Big Local News, a project of Stanford’s Journalism and Democracy Initiative. He spent 20 years as an investigative reporter with The Seattle Times, specializing in database reporting, and was part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams: the 2015 Breaking News Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a mudslide near Oso, Wash., that killed 43 people and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for exposing the state of Washington's financially motivated practice of routinely prescribing a deadly pain drug for people in state-subsidized health care.
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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.