Civil Beat Staff

Yoohyun Jung

Yoohyun Jung is the data reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat. She specializes in investigative and watchdog reporting.

Before joining Civil Beat, she worked across media platforms in the United States and South Korea. Most recently, Jung worked as a radio writer for Korea Broadcasting System’s English division in Seoul, Korea. Prior to that, she worked in various roles, including data specialist, education reporter and public safety reporter, at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson.

Jung has won numerous state and regional awards and fellowships for her investigative and enterprise work, including from the Arizona Newspapers Association, Arizona Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she was one of five fellows selected for an investigative fellowship at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, through which she completed a year-long investigation on a rapidly expanding international school network.

A graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, Jung started her reporting career as a Eugene C. Pulliam fellow on the Page One team of the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. She is also an alumna of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a training program for young journalists of color.

News tips are always appreciated. You can follow Yoohyun on Twitter @yoohyun_jung. You can also reach her via email at yjung@civilbeat.org or on the phone at 808-220-3431.

Hawaii Farmers Need Better Data To Make Decisions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Farmers Need Better Data To Make Decisions

Several market analysis programs have been discontinued in the past decade, including monthly reports on Hawaii produce like bananas and papayas.

Hawaii Has A Lot Of Agricultural Land. Very Little Of It Is Used For Growing Food Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Has A Lot Of Agricultural Land. Very Little Of It Is Used For Growing Food

The amount of land used for farming in Hawaii has shrunk dramatically since the 1930s.

EPA: Hawaii’s Military Bases Dumped 630,000 Pounds Of Toxic Nitrate Into The Ocean Cory Lum/Civil Beat

EPA: Hawaii’s Military Bases Dumped 630,000 Pounds Of Toxic Nitrate Into The Ocean

While federally permitted, the Environmental Protection Agency hopes the data’s public release spurs facilities to reduce their chemical waste.

Hawaii Lags Other States In Administering COVID-19 Vaccines, Federal Data Shows Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lags Other States In Administering COVID-19 Vaccines, Federal Data Shows

But state officials say the pace will pick up with mass vaccination centers, including one due to open Monday.

What’s Happening On Maui? COVID-19 Surge Is Largely Blamed On Holiday Gatherings Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

What’s Happening On Maui? COVID-19 Surge Is Largely Blamed On Holiday Gatherings

Officials point to holiday-related gatherings including an outbreak at a condo complex that was believed to have started with a choir practice.

The Hawaii Variable Index: 2020 By The Numbers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Hawaii Variable Index: 2020 By The Numbers

COVID-19, elections and more. What a year it’s been.

Researchers: Detailed Mobility Data Can Help Target COVID-19 Hot Spots

Researchers: Detailed Mobility Data Can Help Target COVID-19 Hot Spots

Recent studies show people are going out more as the pandemic drags on.

Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii

An average of 131,000 people came from Japan each month last year. In the first month of Safe Travels, 1,350 came.

Surveillance Test Study Shows Few COVID-19 Positives During Safe Travels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Surveillance Test Study Shows Few COVID-19 Positives During Safe Travels

But visitor education and pre-screening process should be improved, author says.