COVID Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Errors

"Earlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new online system, it promised the change would be worth it. ... Instead, the public data hub created under the new system is updated erratically and is rife with inconsistencies and errors, data analysts say."

Source: NPR, 07/31/2020
August 20, 2020

DEADLINE: ONA's Journalism 360 Challenge

This Online News Association competition is for early-stage projects that experiment with immersive storytelling and advance best practices in the field. Winning projects will receive a share of $100,000. Deadline is Aug 20, 2020.

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September 21, 2020 to September 25, 2020

14th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

CBA14 will take place online, bringing together practitioners, grassroots representatives, policymakers and donors for interactive discussions, workshops and skillshares around the themes of climate finance, adaptation technology, responsive policy, nature-based solutions and youth stream.


Dem Asks Barr To Preserve Any Records About Environmental Hacking Probe

"Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) is asking Attorney General William Barr to preserve any records related to a hacking probe on environmental groups that was launched in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) prior to former U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s dismissal."

Source: The Hill, 07/06/2020


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