Between March 11 and 14, 2020, the Mexican authorities determined that Covid-19 would be serious for our country. Shortly before EjeCentral considered the pandemic a priority and articulated all its efforts and available resources to design and offer in our Research Weekly data analysis, mapping with data crosses, review of scientific information, open to all voices, with verified information, national and international, and with a comprehensive report considering the pandemic itself and its economic and social impact; in addition to the analysis of public policies. The EjeCentral Weekly, is a publication on Thursdays that offers truthful, clear and precise information.
Our readers have grown since then, we have had visits of up to a million readers. We have even impacted other media, which compile our publication, take us as a reference or serve as a basis for their own dissemination, either in other print media (local), television or radio programs of night programs, or broadcast to the next day, websites, with reference impacts in countries such as Spain, Poland, among others.
It is a weekly publication that offers service information with cross-data and research, and with a comprehensive approach on Covid-19, and the impact on public and social policies, using illustrated research columns for a better understanding with images, graphs and infographics . The information has a life of its own, digital broadcasts such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and on the web www.ejecentral.com.mx
What was the hardest part of this project?
Analyzing and crossing dozens of verified databases and it was no less difficult to see the best way to present it with the correct graphs and data visualizations.
For the section: Third year of AMLO, 56 Excel files were worked, with 1.6 million cells, 369 months were analyzed, in 26 hours of work. For the health section, there were 25 databases, 21 files from Spreadshets, with 5011 cells that spanned 3 years and were processed in 72 hours. For the security issue: 2 databases, 3 spreadshets, with 1,122 cells corresponding to 2 years.
What can others learn from this project?
We are a small team, approximately 19 people, between reporters, editors and designers; In order to create large-scale informative projects working with the different products of the medium and with the same objective of reporting truthfully, providing credibility in each of our reports, only a few people and many cups of coffee are needed.