Inside the 19-year-old database tracking COVID-19 in Ohio

BY: - August 21, 2020

When the Ohio Disease Reporting System began tracking contagion in the Buckeye State, Harry Potter hadn’t yet made it to the big screen and people listened to music on CD players. Clinical labs, local health departments and Ohio hospitals pour data on the more than 112,000 COVID-19 cases in the state into ODRS, which makes […]


Memories of the Newseum and thoughts about its role as it closes

BY: - December 26, 2019

Now here’s a sad news lede to report: the Newseum is closing forever in just a few days.  The museum dedicated to the Freedom of the Press will close after educating visitors for the past decade in Washington D.C. For years, it has honored the importance of journalism and highlighted the efforts of reporters — […]