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2020 was dominated by the pandemic and with it came a greater focus on data journalism. Whether it was mapping the rise in cases, understanding how the virus spreads or measuring the effectiveness of the vaccines, the numbers helped the public understand the news.

However, you always need to question the data at hand. Where does it come from? Who collected and published it? Who funded it?

To help you publish accurate data-led stories, assess the credibility of sources and verify the numbers, Amr Eleraqi created this checklist for IJNet. It includes advice on transparency, methodology, context and understanding the data.

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