About Journalist's Resource
Educators and students at hundreds of universities are already using Journalist’s Resource in the classroom. They teach everywhere from Syracuse, Northwestern, Missouri and Columbia to smaller institutions across the the United States and around the world. Working journalists at outlets large and small also use our highly curated database of academic research to get data and context on deadline, and also as a source for story ideas.
While we encourage journalists to cite primary sources and the studies we write about, we do provide credible information that can be linked to, in order to deepen and strengthen articles. Many blogs, think tanks and organizations regularly use our materials. A sampling of recent news articles that link to or cite us:
- “Journalist’s Resource Gives Reporters a Look at the News through a Research Lens,” SchoolJournalism.org, Jan. 22, 2016.
- “Spotlight: Why It Works and How It Matters,” Poynter MediaWire, Nov. 6, 2015.
- “How Journalist’s Resource Can Help Your Classes,” MediaShift, Sept. 24, 2015.
- “Teacher, Student Voices in Back-to-School Spotlight,” Education Writers Association: The Educated Reporter blog, Sept. 3, 2015.
- “Religious Freedom vs. Individual Equality,” New York Times, April 1, 2015.
- “Crazy Climate Economics,” New York Times, May 11, 2014.
- “Millennials Are Just as Racist as Their Parents,” Washington Post, June 23, 2015.
- “Why Are There So Few Doctors in Rural America?”, The Atlantic, Aug. 28, 2014.
- “The Police Must Build Bridges to Black Communities,” The Guardian, April 9, 2015.
- “We Coddle Bad Cops, Vilify Good Teachers,” Salon, Sept. 10, 2014.
- “A Tax on Blackness,” Slate, May 13, 2015.
- “What Political Campaigns Need to Learn From Digital Marketers,” Huffington Post, June 24, 2015.
- “Here’s How Much Likelier You Are to Be Killed in a Car Than on Amtrak,” Fiscal Times, May 14, 2015.
- “Same-sex Marriage Should Not Be a Matter for a Conscience Vote,” The Conversation, May 25, 2015.
- “Study: Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction,” Al Jazeera America, Jan. 16, 2015
- “Africa: From Burundi to Nigeria — Power to the People in Africa?” All Africa, June 18, 2015.
- “Majority of Americans Now Believe that Pre-Marital Sex Is Acceptable,” All Gov, May 29, 2015.
- “Blind Luck: Man Purchases Wrong Lottery Ticket After Forgetting Glasses, Wins Anyways,” Minority Reporter, July 2, 2015.
And Journalist’s Resource itself, its affiliated members and their related work have been in the news:
- “Coalition of J-schools Renews Focus on Strengthening Journalism Education,” Knight Blog; Dec. 11, 2014.
- “Complicating the Network: The year in Social Media Research,” Nieman Journalism Lab; Dec. 19, 2014.
- “At Sea in a Deluge of Data,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 7, 2014.
- “Book review: Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism,” The Conversation; Jan. 12, 2014.
- “Aaron Swartz and the Cause of Openness,” Boston Globe; Jan. 8, 2014.
- “Interrogating the Network: The Year in Social Media Research,” Nieman Journalism Lab; Dec. 18, 2013.
- “The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism,” WNYC, Leonard Lopate Show; Dec. 12, 2013.
- “Patterson Tackles Our Dumb News Culture in Informing the News,” PBS, Mediashift blog; Dec. 11, 2013.
- “Hard-pressed,” Harvard Gazette; Dec. 9, 2013.
- “Thomas E. Patterson: Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism,” NPR, Diane Rehm Show; Nov. 25, 2013.
- “Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism,” Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs; Nov. 20, 2013.
- “Informing the News,” Wisconsin Public Radio, Kathleen Dunn Show; Nov. 13, 2013.
- “Thomas Patterson on Why Journalists Need to Up Their Knowledge Game,” Nieman Journalism Lab; Nov. 4, 2013.
- “Harvard’s Thomas Patterson Takes the Media to Task,” WBUR, The Artery blog; Oct. 29, 2013.
- “Phony Balance, Manufactured Conflict: The Media Just Confuses the Truth,” Salon; Oct. 5, 2013.
- “Questioning the Network: The Year in Social Media Research,” Nieman Journalism Lab; Dec. 20, 2012.
- “Go-to Research Databases Journalists Can Use to Improve their Reporting,” Poynter Institute; Nov. 30, 2012.
- “Do Presidential Debates Typically Matter? Political Scientists Say No,” Washington Post; Oct. 3, 2012.
- “Sure, Journalists Need to Know Digital Tools, but They Really Need to Know How to Do Digital Research,” Nieman Journalism Lab; Sept. 26, 2012.
- “Bicycle Studies Pick Up Speed in Academia,” Pacific Standard; July 25, 2012.
- “Digital Scholarship Allows the Media to Magnify the Power and Reach of Academic Research,” London School of Economics, Impact of Social Sciences blog; April 5, 2012.
- “Academia, Meet the Press,” Harvard Gazette; March 8, 2012.
- “From White Paper to Newspaper: Making Academia More Accessible to Journalists,” Nieman Journalism Lab; Nov. 21, 2011.
- “Reliable Sources in an Age of Too Much Information,” New York Times, Dot Earth blog; Sept. 28, 2011.
- “Science Hacks: Project Distills Papers for a Stressed Press,” Times Higher Education; July 21, 2011.
- “New Syllabus for Semester-long Course in Business Journalism Available,” Reynolds Center for National Business Journalism at Arizona State University; June 28, 2011.
- “Journalist’s Resource Brings the Numbers Back to Journalism,” International Journalists’ Network; June 27, 2011.
- “Harvard’s Shorenstein Center Launches Research Tool for Journalists,” Romenesko, Poynter.org; June 24, 2011.
- “New Journalist’s Resource Website Encourages Reporters to Use Scholarly Research in Their Work,” Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas, Austin; June 24, 2011.
- “Carnegie-Knight Initiative and Harvard Launch New Journalism Project,” Society of American Business Editors and Writers; April 2011.
- “Knowledge-based Journalism Is Not an Oxymoron,” Pacific Standard; April 14, 2010.
We also receive feedback nearly every day about Journalist’s Resource; here are just a few of the responses we’ve received:
- “This is a terrific resource. Kudos for developing it. You have some great material.”
Walter V. Robinson, Northeastern University
- “I love your site. I organize my course around students’ finding their own study and research topic, and that’s where they look at what you have posted on your site. They then write an inverted pyramid news story about the study’s findings. From there they expand their topic and write a short feature and an in-depth feature.”
Janet Mizrahi, UC Santa Barbara
- “Your syllabus has proved quite helpful — I’m a happy user. I’ve synthesized it liberally with other sources, including a syllabus from a Baruch colleague, and my own concepts from a 45-year career at The New York Times.”
Ralph Blumenthal, City University of New York
- “I’ve found Journalist’s Resource to be a great tool, both as a reporter and now teaching at Stonehill. And the help I’ve gotten from the folks when I’ve been hunting for information has been terrific.”
Maureen Boyle, Stonehill College