Category: Tip sheets
When your city or state needs cash for infrastructure, it probably issues a municipal bond. We explain how “munis” work.
Writing a FOIA can be hard. A new tool from data.world will help you improve your chances of success.
Running for office in the United States is an expensive affair. Immense sums change hands. This tip sheet will help journalists find and track the influence of money in politics.
Special interests in Washington and capitals around the country buy access to influence deals behind closed doors. They leave journalists a few crumbs to follow, but we need to know where to look.
This tip sheet offers basic tips and resources for journalists writing about property taxes.
Peel away at almost any story – from unrest in Venezuela to milk deliveries in Vermont – and eventually you’ll find a tale about oil. This explainer includes resources for reporters new to the global oil beat.
Federal laws protect air passengers and direct how airlines must compensate anyone bumped from a flight. This tip sheet helps journalists comb through the fine print.
How to research nonprofit organizations, with examples of investigations and instructions on finding and reading 990 tax filings.
Asking these questions can help journalists gauge the quality of a research study or report and avoid relying on flawed findings.
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.