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Your DocumentCloud account is about to get a facelift

For the past two years, we've been hard at work bringing you a faster, more stable, more powerful DocumentCloud built to keep up with breaking news while helping whittle down the most massive of PDF collections. Now, having tested it against over 100,000 documents and counting, we're beginning to roll it out to newsrooms around the country, with continued improvements coming on a regular basis. Check out our video with lead developer Dylan Freedman walking through key changes.

Want to kick the tires before the upgrade? Have questions about how it works? Need to delay any changes? We're here to make this as painless an upgrade process as possible, so check out our update on what you need to know to get your newsroom a test account, how to have your upgrade pushed to the front of the line, as well as the current limitations of the DocumentCloud Beta.
  • If your newsroom already uses DocumentCloud and you’d like some users to have access to the Beta for testing and evaluation purposes, email us with the subject line “Beta Access.”
  • If your newsroom already uses DocumentCloud and you’re ready to migrate your entire newsroom to the new platform, including old documents, email us with the subject line “Beta Migration.”
  • If you’d like to delay your migration until at least a certain date, fill out this form as soon as possible and our team will note your delay request as well as offer any support we can to help you prepare.
Learn about the DocumentCloud upgrade
We're excited to get your newsroom on the new platform soon. With processing speeds up to 99% faster and advanced new search capabilities, we're excited to power important journalism for the next decade and beyond.

Webinar: How COVID-19 statewide orders are shaping public health

Do mask mandates matter? Were governments that shut down schools sooner making the right call? Julia Raifman, assistant professor at Boston University's School of Public Health, has been organizing the COVID-19 US state policy database (CUSP) to collect and analyze state-wide mandates from across the country to help answer key public healthy policy questions and inform future decision making. This Thursday, she discusses what she's learned in a question and answer session with Garance Burke, as well as how reporters can benefit from all the materials that the team has published, including hundreds of actual orders on topics ranging from evictions to daycare facilities.

If you missed our first COVID Public Info training session, it's now posted here. Be sure to register for future updates.

Register Today

About the Guest Expert: Julia Raifman, ScD, SM conducts research on health and social policy drivers of population health and health inequities. Dr. Raifman focuses her work on mental health and infectious diseases. Examples of her research include analyses of the relationship between LGBT rights and mental health, of the association between state firearm policies and suicide, and on disparities in risk of severe illness due to COVID-19 by race and income group. Dr. Raifman's research has been covered in the New York Times, The Guardian, National Public Radio, and The Advocate. Dr. Raifman teaches Quantitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research. She enjoys mentoring and is committed to promoting the success of diverse students. Dr. Raifman received her doctoral and masters degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins prior to joining Boston University.

This training is a project of COVID Public Info, a non-profit news collaboration between Outlier Media, the MuckRock Foundation, Matt Kiefer and Garance Burke, and it is made possible through the support of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University.

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