Tools, tricks and tip sheet

4 tips for understanding statistics

Reporting on academic research can push journalists out of the comfortable realm of words and into the less-familiar territory of numbers. Like it or not, though, statistics often comprise a key element of scientific studies, so it’s helpful to have some familiarity with the basics. This Journalist’s Resource tip sheet offers a science writer’s advice for journalists reporting on statistics.
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4 tips for understanding statistics from FiveThirtyEight’s Christie Aschwanden

 

Closing tax loopholes: Explainer and reporting resources

A Journalist’s Resource research review on the mechanics of tax reform legislation and ways the government can save money to offset tax cuts.
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Closing tax loopholes: Explainer and reporting resources

 

Outside money targets school board elections
Across the country, media organizations have spotlighted an influx of outside money targeting school board elections, which, historically, have been low-budget affairs.
Key findings in the study “Outsiders with Deep Pockets’: The Nationalization of Local School Board Elections,” published in Urban Affairs Review, 2017, are discussed in this Journalist’s Resource research review.
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Outside money targets school board elections

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