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Title: Data Journalism and the Pandemic: Observations from 19 months of Charts
Abstract: Why has data transparency mattered so much to people’s understanding of this pandemic? Why has British Columbia consistently been criticized for its handling of this issue? And what lessons did somebody who made daily charts about the pandemic in this province learn? Justin McElroy will provide observations on covering the pandemic over the last 19 months, what he’s learned in communicating quantitative information, and best practices for data visualization for large audiences whether in government, academia or journalism.