Journalists rely on three types of research papers most often in their work: White papers, working papers and peer-reviewed journal articles. We explain each, pointing out its strengths and weaknesses.
Dr. Lauren Wallner shares advice on how journalists might reconcile different research findings and how best to conceptualize the growing field of disparities research.
Tips from seasoned investigative journalists on FOIA requests, working with sources and more.
Tips for numbers-shy journalists on understanding and writing about statistics.
Looking for research on a particular topic? We’ll walk you through the steps we use here at Journalist's Resource.
Resourceful journalists know how a birth, marriage or death certificate can yield good leads. We explain how to find these vital records.
Writing a FOIA can be hard. A new tool from data.world will help you improve your chances of success.
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.
2016 tip sheet that helps journalists navigate the big-money and often partisan world of think tanks.