Science News took a look at five universities that opened in the fall. Each school cobbled together testing and other surveillance measures, coupled with uneven rules about wearing masks and public gatherings.
Since December, the pandemic news cycle has revolved around one thing: vaccines. This article provides tips to keep in mind and resources to bookmark, for both veteran science writers and journalists just now wading into the vaccine beat.
As her final assignment for the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, Betsy reflected on why she started the COVID-19 Data Dispatch and lessons she learned through the 100-day Creators Program.
More U.S. students are getting science and engineering degrees than ever before. But the gap for Black students in these fields has been stubbornly wide.
Antigen tests are becoming a major tool for rapid COVID-19 testing. But currently, many states are not clearly distinguishing their antigen tests from PCR tests in their public reporting, which makes it challenging to see the true impact of either test type.
A comparison of hospitalization data reported by the federal government and state health departments finds contradictions that suggest the federal data continue to be unreliable, while the state datasets face their own challenges.
In many ways, all science writers are already data journalists. This reported feature gives science writers background and resources to start reporting on data.
As the 2020 U.S. census gets under way, a review of historical data shows the difficulties in measuring race.
The ArchaeoEcology Project, an interdisciplinary collaboration of archaeologists, geologists, ecologists, and cultural anthropologists, aims to increase understanding of humans’ place in ecosystems around the globe. Betsy reports from the project’s panels at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting.
Betsy Ladyzhets, an undergraduate researcher at Black Rock Forest, walks through the basics of differentiating between common tree species in the forest. This article is adapted from a post on her research blog.