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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on the phone at 808-220-3431.
The amount of land used for farming in Hawaii has shrunk dramatically since the 1930s.
While federally permitted, the Environmental Protection Agency hopes the data’s public release spurs facilities to reduce their chemical waste.
But state officials say the pace will pick up with mass vaccination centers, including one due to open Monday.
Officials point to holiday-related gatherings including an outbreak at a condo complex that was believed to have started with a choir practice.
Recent studies show people are going out more as the pandemic drags on.
An average of 131,000 people came from Japan each month last year. In the first month of Safe Travels, 1,350 came.
But visitor education and pre-screening process should be improved, author says.