Last updated: February 12, 2017
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.
Last updated: November 10, 2016
Basic polling concepts for journalists, including how polls are conducted, polling organizations, and things to watch out for when reporting on polling results.
Last updated: August 24, 2016
2016 collection of guides and tip sheets aimed at helping journalists cover the Zika virus accurately and responsibly.
Last updated: June 1, 2016
Article covering the basics of preparing, conducting, and editing an interview; with special emphasis on public officials and expert sources.
Last updated: April 18, 2016
2016 tip sheet that offers journalists several tools and sources they can use to localize the larger, national story of emissions reductions.
Last updated: April 8, 2016
Columbia Journalism School’s Nicholas Lemann explains a series of rules that can help journalists successfully integrate research and reporting.
Last updated: March 17, 2016
Overview of how to write stories about the markets, including stocks, bonds and more
Last updated: October 9, 2015
Ten linking “best practices,” with an emphasis on stability and transparency. The goal is to reduce the chance that links will go bad, minimize the work going forward and maximize the utility for users.
Last updated: May 12, 2015
2015 roundup of studies and related news articles that provide material for studying and improving techniques and approaches to writing about research.
Last updated: March 4, 2015
2014 study in Digital Journalism examining the potential role of story editing in readers’ perceptions of the professionalism, organization, writing and value of news content.