Running list of potentially 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.
In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we review research on the nature of social movements, “waves” of protests and activism cycles, as well as police response.
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 review of empirical data and recent academic studies on important issues related to the African-American community, including trends in crime, homicide and violence rates.
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.
2014 review of research and data on the continuing inequities in per-pupil public-school spending across the United States, and the impact of court rulings and reform efforts.
2014 review of studies and reports that provide insights into law enforcement actions and recent patterns in America.
Overview of recent studies on U.S. immigration issues, including the demographic traits of unauthorized residents and the empirical truths about exclusionary attitudes.