Category: Tip sheets
How to research nonprofit organizations, with examples of investigations and instructions on finding and reading 990 tax filings.
Tip sheet explaining a few basic statistical techniques that can help reporters and editors make decisions when there is some ambiguity -- and a borderline “call” -- inherent in the numbers.
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Basic polling concepts for journalists, including how polls are conducted, polling organizations, and things to watch out for when reporting on polling results.
2015 article in which law professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza analyzes the efforts of Latin American courts to challenge amnesty laws and prosecute human rights violations.
2016 tip sheet from The Poynter Institute that explains how to report on changes in risk as it relates to health and medical studies and pharmaceutical trials.
The basics of preparing, conducting, and editing an interview; with special emphasis on public officials and expert sources.
A 2016 list of math-related resources for media professionals of various experience and backgrounds.
2016 tip sheet offering 10 sources of information to help journalists stay informed on issues related to news media and technology.
2016 tip sheet that offers journalists several tools and sources they can use to localize the larger, national story of emissions reductions.
Columbia Journalism School's Nicholas Lemann explains a series of rules that can help journalists successfully integrate research and reporting.
2016 tip sheet on using visualization software and applications to create charts, maps and other visual or interactive storytelling elements.
Overview of how to write stories about the markets, including stocks, bonds and more
2016 tip sheet explaining several online tools that journalists can use to analyze Web traffic and social media patterns, including patterns related to popular search terms, hashtags and URLs.
2015 and 2011 papers in PNAS that highlight dynamics within crowdsourcing projects and provide notes of caution around factors that can produce weaker or even flawed results.
Ten linking “best practices,” with an emphasis on stability and transparency. The goal is to reduce the chance that links will go bad, minimize the work going forward and maximize the utility for users.