2013 study from Ohio State University on the effects of coal mining and poverty in the Appalachia region.
Recent interviews with Journalist’s Resource research director Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center. Patterson is author of the forthcoming book Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-based Journalism.
Article covering the basics of preparing, conducting, and editing an interview; with special emphasis on public officials and expert sources.
Tip sheet on formulating, researching, writing and editing news opinion articles.
2012 overview of book and research project exploring career paths of journalists.
Semester-long course on science reporting, including the environment, technology and medicine
Semester-long course on political reporting, including governance, the democratic process, and how to cover elections,
Guide from the Citizen Media Law Project providing an overview of FOIA and other techniques for finding documents at different levels of government.
Legal tip sheet from the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center.
Overview article that provides an introduction to the academic research world and explains how it can be leveraged by journalists.
Semester-long course on covering the science, policy and business of health care in the United States.
2011 lecture by Clay Shirky at the Shorenstein Center on freedom of the press in a global age.
Semester-long course on how to understand what’s going on at companies and to report and write compelling business stories.
Semester-long course on the structure of the judicial system and its terminology, function, and importance in public understanding of how the government operates.
Semester-long syllabus that teaches students how to write stories with characters, show development and follow a structural arc.
Syllabus for semester-long course on the fundamentals of covering and writing the news.