This wonderful set of links comes from Rana F. Sweis. This set of links covers journalism basics, jobs and all sorts of helpful sites. It is the best collection I’ve seen. Take some time to bookmark the ones that will help you!
Changes to Federal laws three years ago, allow reporters to get a waiver on fees under certain circumstances. This Week’s Tip of the Week explains how… thanks to an explainer from Muckrock.
For this week’s Tip of the Week, we hook you up with summaries from the IRE 2019 Convention. Take a look at the tip sheets ranging from Reinventing TV News to doing Fast & Furious Investigations. Dig in!
With a hat tip to Deborah Potter, here is a check-list from NPR on improving accuracy in your stories. As we strive to ensure accuracy and therefore credibility, this list can help everyone improve their stories.
It helps to know what those numbers mean. We tick off how many new jobs there are and where the unemployment rate stands. You will be so much better at reporting such issues if you know what the other numbers mean and where to find a ton of stuff to round out the story. More
Journalists and drinking. Such a stereotypical combination. And a fun one to joke about. However, there are some things that you might want to keep in mind when reporting on alcohol that can add more context and relevance for your listeners, viewers and readers. Chloe Reichel has a tip-sheet “8 tips on how to cover drinking responsibly” More
Do you wish you could make it to a conference of the Investigative Reporters & Editors? At the group’s NICAR (better known now as “data journalism”) meeting last month, experts in several areas offered up “Lightning talks” which give you good lessons ranging from stopping the feeling that you are an impostor to data tracking of 911 calls. More
Today (April 2) is International Fact Checking Day. Check your favorite journalism sites and you will likely see excellent suggestions for snooping our fake news and doing a better job of fact checking. I found some advice from across the pond that may be helpful, especially for reporters trying to do investigative work. More