Numbers have been key to reporting on the current coronavirus health crisis. Data on the geographic spread and the acceleration or deacceleration of the contagion have been the foundation for understanding the battle. National and global metrics on cases, deaths and recovery are the battlefield statistics we need to tell this story.
Speaking at the Inter American Press Association’s 75th General Assembly in Miami, Florida, on Sunday, Executive Editor Sally Buzbee called attention to challenges facing the news industry, including the erosion of local news and attacks on “the essential question of factual journalism.”
In a memo to staff on Friday, AP Managing Editor Brian Carovillano described the backstory of a nationwide, multiformat effort that identified CBD products spiked with dangerous synthetic drugs and exposed some of the people behind them: