Many journalists and organizations care very much about making journalism—and the world—better. A whole network of support for beginning journalists offers further tips and training, free apps and tools for analyzing and presenting data, videos of talks and panels, and guidance for covering particular kinds of stories. There are challenging discussions about what journalism is and what it should be.  

 

Habits Unit 1

WHAT DISTINGUISHES A GOOD JOURNALIST?

Chapter 1

THE PUBLIC'S CHAMPION

Chapter 2

HOW DO ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING APPLY TO EVERYDAY REPORTING?

Habits Unit 2

GET IT IN WRITING

Chapter 3

HOW IS NEWS LANGUAGE DIFFERENT?

Chapter 4

HOW DO YOU TELL A BASIC NEWS STORY?

Chapter 5

THE STORY CHANGES WITH THE MEDIUM

Habits Unit 3

BACKGROUND FOR YOUR STORIES

Chapter 6

A JOURNALIST'S SKEPTICAL RESEARCH

Chapter 7

PLAGIARISM AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Habits Unit 4

WORKING WITH SOURCES

Chapter 8

WHO GETS THE SPOTLIGHT?

Chapter 9

HOW DO YOU CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW?

Chapter 10

HOW DO YOU REPORT WHAT SOURCES SAY?

Chapter 11

WORKING A BEAT

Habits Unit 5

STORYTELLING IN OTHER FORMS

Chapter 12

LEADING WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Chapter 13

WHAT ABOUT OTHER KINDS OF NEWS STORIES?

Chapter 14

IMHO: EXPRESSING YOUR OPINIONS AS A JOURNALIST

Chapter 15

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Welcome to the Interactive Workbook

We've created this Workbook as a guide to help you explore that world, to find additional challenges and understand better what you learn through the textbook. You'll see that each Habits of Mind section and each chapter has a set of exercises to help you better understand the textbook's lessons. You'll also see that each page's sidebar features links to relevant sites, tools and articles. We hope you have the time to explore some of these. We think you'll enjoy them.

Reporters without Borders is one of the many organizations formed to help journalists.