Oh, the places you’ll go when you start looking for writing and reporting resources. Here we’ve gathered a few of our favorites from academic and institutional organizations. We update frequently, so stop by often, and, as always, let us know if you have suggestions. If you’re looking for something specific, that you can’t find here, give a shout. We love cyber-sleuthing.
A project of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center and the Carnegie-Knight Initiative, Journalist’s Resource is an open-access site that curates scholarly studies and reports. Amazing repository of research on trending news topics, as well as syllabi and tip sheets.
Columbia Journalism Review
Published by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, CJR offers reporting and analysis of issues, stories and trends affecting media leaders, journalists and journalism students, as well as professionals in related fields such as technology and communication. Beyond the biannual print publication, and the richly-resourced website, there’s a weekly podcast called The Kicker.
The Poynter Institute
The Poynter website taps into the expertise and experience of media executives, journalists, technologists and academics. Specialties? The menu bar says it all: ethics, fact-checking, innovation, digital tools and leadership. Poynter is also a physical space in sunny Florida offering workshops and courses for journalists and journalism students. We’ve been there and it earns our top “spa for journalists,” award. And you might get to meet Roy Peter Clark.
The motherlode of resources, curated by The Society of Professional Journalists. This list of links to useful information runs the gamut from social media tips to drones and VR resources to finding expert sources. You may want to get lost here for a while.
Audio, visual, digital and social storytelling tips and best practices. The training is created for public media professionals but available to anyone willing to take the time to engage. Lessons like “The Journey from print to radio story-telling: A guide for navigating a news landscape,” are parsed into sections. Complete at your own pace and don’t forget to send a thank you, or give a SM shout-out.
No-strings attached training for media professionals. Courses and materials for implementing today and for “upskilling” for tomorrow. Oh, and if you were thinking about writing comedy for BBC radio, you can learn about that, too.
International Center for Journalists
ICFJ is a non-profit empowering, inspiring, and engaging journalists and – with funding from the Knight Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – seeding new adventures and endeavors in global journalism. Resources include training, data and video.