Tip sheet that highlights perennial journalistic problems and provides a dozen models of background research that can help reporters sort through conflicting information.
Overview article that provides an introduction to the academic research world and explains how it can be leveraged by journalists.
Scholarly research is a great source for rigorous, unbiased information, but making judgments about its quality can be difficult. Here are some important questions to ask when reading studies.
Curriculum overview with links to a variety of materials that help foster basic research competencies.
From “sample” to “confounding variables,” a compilation of useful statistical concepts with which journalism students and working journalists should be familiar.
Roundup of useful studies that can enhance campus-based stories and provide material for practicing knowledge-based reporting.
Highlights and audio from a series of 2014 seminars held at the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as a reading list of related work by the scholars, selected by Journalist’s Resource.
2014 discussion with the senior fellow and director of the Brookings Institution’s Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence.
Review of how to use Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search in order to locate and leverage networks of scholarly experts.
2014 overview of U.S. government offices and agencies that produce publically available data and reports and the tools they provide for accessing research.