Category: Tip sheets
Tutorial on how to use the programming language Python to scrape website data from a local county prison roster. The exercise highlights website source code and data structures.
2015 roundup of studies and related news articles that provide material for studying and improving techniques and approaches to writing about research.
From "sample" to "confounding variables," a compilation of useful statistical concepts with which journalism students and working journalists should be familiar.
2015 Overview of tools that can help journalists assess the reliability of materials generated by users and diffused through social media
Federal databases that can provide insight into reporting on local affairs, including hospital outcomes, public schools’ disciplinary practices, local farms and firearms dealers.
Scholarly research is a great source for rigorous, unbiased information, but making judgments about its quality can be difficult. Here are some important questions to ask when reading studies.
2015 roundup of useful materials and tip sheets that can help journalists improve their mathematical reasoning skills and reduce errors across a range of subjects.
Review of how to use Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search in order to locate and leverage networks of scholarly experts.
Terms and concepts relating to academic research methods, theories and ways of thinking about questions.
2014 study in Digital Journalism examining the potential role of story editing in readers’ perceptions of the professionalism, organization, writing and value of news content.
The editor-in-chief of CNN Digital and president of the Online News Association, Artley provides practical tips and examples for journalists looking to optimize their digital work.
2015 review of some of the best free, open tools on the Web for creating charts, graphs, videos, timelines and more. We recommend applications and discuss merits and drawbacks.
2015 interview with University of Michigan sociologist Alford A. Young Jr., whose work has explored the lives and outlooks of young African-American males.
Dedicating time to examine your stories' grammar, spelling and accuracy is essential. Putting on an editor's hat allows you see your own copy in a different way and help you improve it.
After the 2015 death of the New York Times media critic, we highlight his 2011 conversation with scholar danah boyd on the nature of media in the era of WikiLeaks and Occupy Wall Street.