David Montgomery

The Press Cohort (Minnesota)

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David Montgomery (Minnesota)

David Montgomery is a data journalist at Minnesota Public Radio News where he tracks and visualizes COVID-19 data for MPR’s audience on a daily basis in articles, radio appearances, and on his popular Twitter feed.

He also launched a COVID-19 data newsletter where he interprets the latest trends in Minnesota’s COVID-19 outbreak and vaccination campaign for thousands of subscribers.

David’s primary goal is to help readers interpret and contextualize the daily barrage of often-contradictory statistics, laying out what the data says, what it doesn’t say, and when it’s just too unclear to draw responsible conclusions.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/05/26/how-i-read-covid19-data

A few words from those who nominated David:

“Making data understandable via radio – when you can’t actually see the charts or graphics – is pretty darn hard. David does an excellent job leading us with his updates.”

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