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General reference and news industry information

 

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
Style and guides
 

STYLE GUIDES, GRAMMAR HELP, MATH HELP

 

 

Style Guides 

 

The Associated Press Stylebook

 

Full access to the online Stylebook requires a subscription, but the website has an informative ask-the-editor column you can access for free.

 

The Tameri Guide for Writers stylebook

This guide, based on several other guides,

is by technical writer Susan D. Schnelbach and editor and writer Christopher Scott Wyatt.

 

 
Grammar

 

Grammar Girl

 

This site provides tips on common grammar questions (Mignon Fogarty at Quick and Dirty Tips).

 

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab

 

This writing lab is a very helpful source for grammar questions (as well as for academic citation issues).

 

 
Math

 

Math Dude

 

Mathematician Jason Marshall's blog and podcast explain beginning and intermediate math in a fun and accessible way (at Quick and Dirty Tips).

 

Robert Niles

 

Online educator Robert Niles provides helpful explanations of basic statistics and mathematical terms like mean and percent, as well as more complex concepts such as survey sample sizes and margin of error, all of which are useful for journalists assessing statistical reports such as poll results, research findings and trends.

 

 
Plagiarism Checker

 

Plagiarism checker

 

Copy and paste text in a box at this website for a free online search for whether that text is plagiarized.

Style and Guides