Last updated: April 1, 2015
Federal databases that can provide insight into reporting on local affairs, including hospital outcomes, public schools’ disciplinary practices, local farms and firearms dealers.
Last updated: March 11, 2015
2015 roundup of useful materials and tip sheets that can help journalists improve their mathematical reasoning skills and reduce errors across a range of subjects.
Last updated: March 6, 2015
Terms and concepts relating to academic research methods, theories and ways of thinking about questions.
Last updated: February 25, 2015
2015 review of some of the best free, open tools on the Web for creating charts, graphs, videos, timelines and more. We recommend applications and discuss merits and drawbacks.
Last updated: January 6, 2015
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.
Last updated: December 22, 2014
With a growing number of public datasets and data-visualization tools available, we provide a simple exercise in how to create a time-series graph using Quartz’s Chartbuilder application.
Last updated: December 17, 2014
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.
Last updated: December 12, 2014
2014 report from Journalist’s Resource suggeting improvements to the Federal Statistical Agency websites and offering recommendations on how the agencies could better help news media.
Last updated: August 29, 2014
2014 conversation with a leading practitioner of data journalism. Cohen is editor of computer-assisted reporting at the New York Times and board president of Investigative Reporters & Editors.
Last updated: June 15, 2014
Understanding numbers and conveying their meaning is part of being a journalist. You should have a working knowledge of arithmetic, be comfortable with statistics, percentages and more.