Covid-19 Data Collection: Roadmapping the Next Big Scramble Now
Newsrooms big and small scrambled this past spring to set up Covid-19 data acquisition efforts, covering widely different scopes and approaches. We have a lot of (perhaps necessary?) duplicated efforts to figure out. But we also have a lot to share about our rigs, workflows and data-review tactics, as well as how we collaborate with our reporters & staff on the beat.
NYT's news-nerds are happy to share a many details about our efforts around data collection, open-source data, internal apps and roles/responsibilities. We'd love to hear what others have done, too. And we'd like to work on a common roadmap for how we do better next time, like cross-newsroom collaborations and portable project scoping.