Category: Tip sheets
Curriculum overview with links to a variety of materials that help foster basic research competencies.
2014 list of data sources and tools from a range of federal agencies, courtesy of Katherine R. Smith, executive director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics.
With a growing number of public datasets and data-visualization tools available, we provide a simple exercise in how to create a time-series graph using Quartz's Chartbuilder application.
Running list of useful datasets that can help drive stories as well as best practices, interviews with leading journalists and primers for journalists and students to sharpen their skills.
2014 report from Journalist's Resource suggeting improvements to the Federal Statistical Agency websites and offering recommendations on how the agencies could better help news media.
With the continued funding of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education, John Wihbey of Journalist’s Resource reflects on the initiative in the context of wider media trends.
2014 overview of U.S. government offices and agencies that produce publically available data and reports and the tools they provide for accessing research.
From studies on the relationship between wages and well being to the financial benefits of political incumbency, scientific research frequently involves the technique of regression. We explain the basics.
Thomas Patterson of Harvard's Shorenstein Center explores why misinformation is on the rise and what can be done about it. Part of the foundation series of essays for the launch of the U.S. edition of The Conversation website.
Fall 2014 highlights from talks by journalists and media thinkers, including Charles M. Blow, Miriam Elder, Hendrik Hertzberg, Robin Sproul, Amy Walter and Charles Lewis.
2014 study from Pennsylvania State University published in
PLoS One that uses computer-science techniques to estimate the total amount of research knowledge available on the Web.
2013 research chat with Natalia “Talia” Jomini Stroud, assistant director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas at Austin.
Harvard professor Gómez-Ibáñez talks about research on subjects as diverse as transit in the developing world, electric vehicles in urban areas and high-speed rail.
2014 conversation with a leading practitioner of data journalism. Cohen is editor of computer-assisted reporting at the
New York Times and board president of Investigative Reporters & Editors.
Tip sheet that highlights perennial journalistic problems and provides a dozen models of background research that can help reporters sort through conflicting information.