GENERAL REFERENCE

ETHICS AND VERIFICATION

Ethics codes, social media verification, fact-checking

 

INVESTIGATIONS AND RESEARCH

Investigative journalism resources and organizations, public records research tips and websites

 

JOURNALISM EDUCATION

Research institutes and nonprofits with free resources and tutorials

 

LEGAL HELP

Copyright, fair use, libel, privacy, public domain and reporter's privilege

 

MULTIMEDIA

Radio, photojournalism and videography, multimedia examples

 

STYLE AND GUIDES

Style guides, grammar help, math help

Resources
 

General reference and news industry information

Resources

The Resources pages provide one area of the website where most of the links we describe elsewhere are gathered together—with additional links to relevant resources ranging from sites often used by journalists to sites for grammar and math.

 

JournalistExpress

 

This website for journalists provides links to directories, tools, news organizations and other helpful sites, as well as an especially helpful “Essential Journalism Links” list.

 

Journalism Resources

 

A site specifically for journalists, with links to online sources, converters, calculators, factfinders and style guides.  The site hasn't been updated in a while, but it's still helpful (compiled by Karla Tonella at the University of Iowa).

 

The Journalist’s Toolbox

 

This is a go-to website for links to sites dealing with almost any subject a journalist might need—legal advice, ethics guidelines, databases, facts and information sites for specific beats and other journalism websites.  The best characteristic of the site may be its helpful categories that break out its many lists of links into shorter, easy-to-use lists (provided by the Society of Professional Journalists).

 

Media Education Foundation

 

A good place to look for thoughtful videos about the media, and your library can likely provide you access online.  The foundation “produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media,” according to the website.

 

State of the News Media

 

You can link to regularly updated information from the Pew Research Center with its very readable overviews of the news industry as a whole and its different sectors.  The site also provides charts, tables, surveys and individual analyses.