General reference and news industry information
Ethics codes, social media verification, fact-checking
INVESTIGATIONS AND RESEARCH
Investigative journalism resources and organizations, public records research tips and websites
Research institutes and nonprofits with free resources and tutorials
Copyright, fair use, libel, privacy, public domain and reporter's privilege
Radio, photojournalism and videography, multimedia examples
Style guides, grammar help, math help
Investigations and Research
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONS, PUBLIC RECORDS RESEARCH TIPS AND WEBSITES
Investigative Reporting Resources and Organizations
A nonprofit non-partisan news organization located in Washington, D.C., and founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis, a former ABC News investigative reporter. This organization focuses on investigative reporting.
This site provides resources, tips sheets and articles about investigative reporting to nonmembers, and many more for members.
This is a project housed with Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy focuses on fact-checking.
Finding Public Records, People and Sources
An excellent website for finding public records and information. BRB Publications publishes reference sources and websites for finding public records.
This site helps journalists find and use U.S. Census Bureau data for news stories. The site was founded with a Knight News Challenge grant.
This site provides demographics and other information by city in the U.S. (operated by Advameg Inc., a company that does information analysis).
This is the online site for Governing magazine. It’s a good place to check for analysis and news about issues such as public finance, transportation, energy, etc.
This site archives records and images from the federal government.
This is a good site to look for national educational numbers that can help put local numbers in perspective.
This site focuses on property tax records, but also provides other tools and directories for finding public records online (hosted at the University of Virginia’s website for independent organizations)
This site helps connect expert sources with journalists (from the nonprofit American Public Media).
This site provides a tool for helping you locate public records by state. From Nationwide Environmental Title Research.
This is a site where you might be able to find copies of websites that have disappeared from most of the Web (operated by the nonprofit Internet Archive).