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.
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.
Basic polling concepts for journalists, including how polls are conducted, polling organizations, and things to watch out for when reporting on polling results.
2016 tip sheet providing a broad overview of key tools, terminology and applications that can help journalists map data and tell stories that have geospatial dimensions.
This 2016 tip sheet helps journalists find and understand financial reports, such as the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.
A 2016 list of math-related resources for media professionals of various experience and backgrounds.
2016 tip sheet that offers journalists several tools and sources they can use to localize the larger, national story of emissions reductions.
Columbia Journalism School's Nicholas Lemann explains a series of rules that can help journalists successfully integrate research and reporting.
2016 tip sheet explaining several online tools that journalists can use to analyze Web traffic and social media patterns, including patterns related to popular search terms, hashtags and URLs.
2015 and 2011 papers in PNAS that highlight dynamics within crowdsourcing projects and provide notes of caution around factors that can produce weaker or even flawed results.