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.

The Most Comprehensive Hawaii COVID-19 Maps Come From This ‘Data Geek’ Screenshot-Hawaii Slack

The Most Comprehensive Hawaii COVID-19 Maps Come From This ‘Data Geek’

Ryan Ozawa was trying to produce ZIP code maps back when the state was publishing screenshots.

Hawaii Has A New COVID-19 Data Dashboard With New Metrics Screenshot-State of Hawaii

Hawaii Has A New COVID-19 Data Dashboard With New Metrics

Lawmakers and the public have been calling for better data, and the state has been promising it at least since Aug. 6.

State Officials Are Overusing Privacy Excuse To Withhold COVID-19 Data Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Officials Are Overusing Privacy Excuse To Withhold COVID-19 Data

A powerful federal law shields lots of health information from the public’s view, but there are some exceptions.

Hawaii And Maui Counties May Be Reaching A Virus ‘Tipping Point’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii And Maui Counties May Be Reaching A Virus ‘Tipping Point’

Test positivity rates have been climbing steadily in recent weeks, as Oahu’s had before there was a sudden surge in late July.

The Public Wanted More COVID-19 Data. What DOH Delivered ‘Misses The Point’ Screenshot

The Public Wanted More COVID-19 Data. What DOH Delivered ‘Misses The Point’

New data released this week from the health department is mostly repackaged information already available on the state dashboard.

Hawaii Trails Behind Other States In The Data It Shares About COVID-19 Screenshot-Department of Health

Hawaii Trails Behind Other States In The Data It Shares About COVID-19

Louisiana and Alaska publish much more information about clusters and contact tracing.

Trying To Make Sense Of COVID-19 Data? Here’s Some Help

Trying To Make Sense Of COVID-19 Data? Here’s Some Help

Experts talked to Civil Beat about how to make sense of available data during a recent Hawaii Variable event.

COVID-19 Data Shows Hawaii Is In A ‘Very Dire Situation’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Data Shows Hawaii Is In A ‘Very Dire Situation’

Despite a troubling rise in the number of cases, the public does not seem to have an appropriate sense of urgency, an epidemic tracking expert says.

How Bad Is Hawaii At Social Distancing? Here’s What The Data Shows Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Bad Is Hawaii At Social Distancing? Here’s What The Data Shows

Mobility data gives us a clearer picture of just how much people have been moving around during the pandemic.