The American Lung Association ranks Bakersfield, Calif., as the most polluted city in the nation for average annual levels of dangerously high particle pollution. The city is second for short-term pollution spikes, a ranking Bakersfield has held in eight out of the last 10 reports.
Big Local News, Pitch Interactive and Google News Initiative have produced a map to help newsrooms and readers track the spread of coronavirus in the U.S.
Governments at all levels are shutting down access to information and conducting business out of the public eye during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Coronavirus coverage: Senior Editor John Sullivan, who is also a reporter at The Washington Post, co-wrote a story about the confusion nationwide because of the government’s response to the coronavirus. Coronavirus webinar: IRE and the Reynolds Journalism Institute did a webinar last week on where journalists can find accurate data about COVID-19 and shared advice for using the data responsibly and …
Previous presidents have misled or lied to the American public. But no other president has ever come close to lying as much, as often, or as shamelessly as Trump.
The swindles have begun. As Americans struggle to cope with the spread of COVID-19, they will also need to brace themselves for “disaster fraud” — those cons that rely on post-catastrophe chaos to separate people from their money.
The Workshop’s Accountability Project Team is working to add data to help newsrooms with COVID-19 coverage.