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.
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 roundup of studies and related news articles that provide material for studying and improving techniques and approaches to writing about research.
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.
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.