Covid Local News Collaboration2020-2021

The Covid Local News Collaboration is a partnership between OpenNews and Big Local News. Its aim is to help journalists tell deeper, data-driven stories that assist communities responding to Covid-19. The Big Local News platform, funded as a Magic Grant in 2018-19, has become an important platform for data related to Covid-19, offering information not easily accessible to journalists otherwise. OpenNews has been exploring new kinds of peer mentoring for data journalists and the joint creation of story guides. As a team, these groups will identify Covid-19 stories that are most needed by communities across the country, and help local newsrooms tell them through data and visualizations.

The Team