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Journalists' Resource: Coronavirus Archive
Several articles with recommendations for sources for reporting on various topics related to the pandemic, including economics, remote work, misinformation, mental health, and more.
CDC: Coronavirus COVID-19
In addition to information for the general public, look for the data on numbers of cases with links out to individual states' departments of health, where you might find local statistics.
Coronavirus Tracking Project
A state-by-state database that goes deeper into U.S. numbers, from reporters from The Atlantic. Also includes weekly blog posts about the numbers.
Department of Labor: Weekly Unemployment Claims
Unemployment insurance is a type of state-provided insurance that pays out when you lose your job through no fault of your own (does not cover self-employed people). The DOL provides weekly numbers of those claims, broken out by state as well, but realize these numbers may be underreported.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus
This is the world's largest advocacy group in support of business, both big and small. Find surveys of business owners, analysis, and the advocacy positions of this organization.
Look for official information and data from the local government website. For the impact on business, the local chamber of commerce may be helpful.
NewsBank: Coverage of Coronavirus
See how the pandemic has been covered by a range of national and local newspaper publications. You can add your own keywords to this search. Also check out the special report on coronavirus.
NexisUni: Coronavirus coverage
Same search string as Newsbank but in NexisUni, which tends to have more major national and international papers. You can add your own keywords to this search or narrow by location or newspaper.
Sourcing for Coronavirus Coverage
There is a lot of misinformation about coronavirus out there. Evaluating sources for covering coronavirus can be difficult, given the fast moving nature and high emotions of the topic.
Cross check any organizations that you use as a source. Do major news organizations use them as a source? Can you determine the funding behind the organization?