Journalism & Media

Disaster Aid Sometimes Helps Fund the Next Disaster

As hurricane season gets into full swing, a perpetual paradox reemerges — does disaster aid  help or harm? Government financial assistance in a disaster’s wake may seem a boon, but could it just encourage communities to repeat the mistakes of the past? The latest TipSheet explores the question and provides context, reporting resources and story ideas.

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July 30, 2020

Climate Change and the 2020 Elections

Attention Journalists! Join Covering Climate Now at Noon ET for a “Talking Shop” webinar about covering climate change and the 2020 US elections. The session is by and for journalists; CCNow membership is not required.

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Congressional Democrats Demand White House Restore COVID-19 Data To CDC

"Senate and House Democrats sent letters to the White House on Friday, asking the Trump administration to reverse its decision to sidestep the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collecting critical COVID-19 hospital data."

Source: NPR, 07/21/2020

"Disappearance Of Covid-19 Data From CDC Website Spurs Outcry"

"On the eve of a new coronavirus reporting system this week, data disappeared from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website as hospitals began filing information to a private contractor or their states instead. A day later, an outcry — including from other federal health officials — prompted the Trump administration to reinstate that dashboard and another daily CDC report on the pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 07/17/2020

COVID-19 Power Shift: Experts Have 'Deep Worries' About Hospital Data

"The Trump administration has taken control of COVID-19 data in the United States, leaving public health experts gravely concerned about whether anyone outside the administration will be able to access the vital information moving forward."

Source: NBC News, 07/16/2020

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