Author: Leighton Walter Kille
2015 Overview of tools that can help journalists assess the reliability of materials generated by users and diffused through social media
2014 study for the National Bureau of Economic Research examining and correcting the findings of a much-cited 1997 working paper and 2004 National Research Council report.
Federal databases that can provide insight into reporting on local affairs, including hospital outcomes, public schools’ disciplinary practices, local farms and firearms dealers.
2015 working paper from Harvard University Law School on the expanded corporate use of the First Amendment over time, based on a statistical analysis of 423 cases.
2014 study in
Digital Journalism examining the potential role of story editing in readers’ perceptions of the professionalism, organization, writing and value of news content.
Dedicating time to examine your stories' grammar, spelling and accuracy is essential. Putting on an editor's hat allows you see your own copy in a different way and help you improve it.
2015 research roundup on strategies for revitalizing traditional city centers, with emphasis on a 2013 report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, "Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities."
2014 list of data sources and tools from a range of federal agencies, courtesy of Katherine R. Smith, executive director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics.
Running list of useful datasets that can help drive stories as well as best practices, interviews with leading journalists and primers for journalists and students to sharpen their skills.
A 2014 study from Princeton University published in
International Migration Review on the impact of a change in the proportion of undocumented immigrants on immigrant wages.