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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.
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.
Overview of how to write stories about the markets, including stocks, bonds and more
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.
2015 roundup of studies and related news articles that provide material for studying and improving techniques and approaches to writing about research.
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.
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.
Understanding numbers and conveying their meaning is part of being a journalist. You should have a working knowledge of arithmetic, be comfortable with statistics, percentages and more.
Tip sheet on formulating, researching, writing and editing news opinion articles.
Crowdsourced glossary of common digital-journalism terms from Hacks/Hackers
Interview with the Boston Globe's Renee Loth about the art of informed opinion writing.
2011 case study from Columbia University on ethical issues implicated in the relationship between an activist news source and a major news organization.
Variety of video clips that touch on issues relating to journalism training, school and the future of news