Our open-access site is designed as an efficient tool for quick searches of studies and reports on important topics. We’re in the business of condensing state-of-knowledge research; we hope you’ll find the site “deadline-friendly” — a portal to type in key words and rapidly determine if there are facts, insights or context that can help improve your story. The American Library Association named it a “Best Free Reference Web Site 2013.”
Our full, searchable library of studies is here.
On each page, you’ll see recent related posts in the same general category; and you can also click through tag words at the top of each study and find related research strings on topics such as inequality, Twitter dynamics, human rights and higher education.
In our high-speed, information-saturated world, having the time to wade through academic studies might seem an unaffordable luxury. But with Journalist’s Resource, we’re trying to make the vast world of deeper knowledge – facts and context that can supercharge stories – easy to navigate. To understand the site’s goals and philosophy, we recommend that you read our primer: “Introduction to Studies and Academic Research: How It Works and Why Journalists Should Care.”
The site’s mission is to bridge the gap between the worlds of journalism and scholarly research by providing timely, authoritative studies as well as skills-based material. Establishing and promoting the concept of “knowledge-based reporting” animates the project.
Journalist’s Resource has two main categories of material relevant to professionals:
|Search our growing database. You’ll find research materials from universities, governments, and nonpartisan organizations.|
|Reference articles on core skills such as writing, reporting, interpreting data, style, and the foundations of journalism.|
Reporters can use studies to give their stories greater depth and authority on a wide range of topics, including the environment, economics, society and government. They can also serve as a source for new story ideas, angles and context.