Category: Tip sheets
Drafting the federal budget is one of an American president’s most influential undertakings. But two-thirds of spending is set before the process even begins. We explain.
Hackers are everywhere. This tip sheet offers free resources to help journalists protect their sources and themselves.
Depending whom you ask, America’s debt is either a national crisis or a clever way the world’s richest country takes advantage of its global economic dominance. We explain.
A growing number of research organizations are not only placing their data online, but giving users tools to help visualize it. Our tip sheet explores some of these resources.
The staff of Journalist's Resource offers advice on how to find, understand and use academic research to ground a story and fact-check claims.
The Federal Reserve has enormous influence over the global business cycle. This explainer helps journalists understand how it works and why it adjusts its headline interest rate.
Tip sheet explaining a few basic statistical techniques that can help reporters and editors make decisions when there is some ambiguity -- and a borderline “call” -- inherent in the numbers.
A host of government agencies and multilateral organizations publish trade data. They hold thousands of untold stories. Here are some places to start.
It can be perilous in the digital age for journalists to offend the powerful, rich and litigious. Lawyer and
Fortune staff writer Jeff John Roberts offers advice for journalists and journalism faculty.
This tip sheet offers advice on how to find and understand housing market data from government and private sources.