Expert Commentary

Tip sheets from our 2017 booklet

Ten tip sheets on the practice of journalism, designed for students, educators and reporters

These are a sampling of the more than 100 tip sheets we offer at You can download the booklet here.

Reporting basics

26 ways to find info on people: Tips for writing about crime on deadline
Investigating nonprofits and charities: Where to find records
Interviewing a source

Business and government

Finding and reading a balance sheet: Accounting basics
How to write better business stories
Property taxes 101

Research and polling

How to tell good research from bad
Writing about think tanks and using their research
Polling fundamentals and concepts


Copyright-free images: Tips on finding free photos and graphics