2014 report from Journalist’s Resource addressing improvements to the Federal Statistical Agency websites and offering recommendations on helping news media.
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 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.
October 2014 blog digest of useful datasets from federal, state and local government agencies and other sources that can help to inform and drive news stories.
2014 study from Pennsylvania State University published in PLoS One that uses computer-science techniques to estimate the total amount of research knowledge available on the Web.
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.
Harvard professor Gómez-Ibáñez talks about research on subjects as diverse as transit in the developing world, electric vehicles in urban areas and high-speed rail.
2014 conversation with a leading practitioner in the field of data journalism. Cohen is editor of computer-assisted reporting at the New York Times and board president of Investigative Reporters & Editors.
Tip sheet that highlights perennial journalistic problems and provides a dozen models of background research that can help reporters sort through conflicting information.