50 Stories in 50 States Using Public Docs

The power of documents and data: Poynter tracks how journalists did stories in all 50 U.S. states using public records. While it's true the United States has relatively good access to public records, even there, reporters must often fight to obtain them. And these story ideas cross borders: here are 50 reasons why journalists worldwide should be demanding open records.

Source: Poynter

Posted on: December 29, 2015

5 Lessons from the Late, Great Editor John Carroll

Revered editor John Carroll died last week after an extraordinary career. He led the Los Angeles Times to 13 Pulitzer Prizes in 5 years, only to resign in protest in 2005 against staff cutbacks. Here are 5 lessons from Carroll about managing investigative projects.

Source: Poynter

Posted on: June 21, 2015

Is It True? — An Editor’s Guide to Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a serious charge, reports Poynter, with the potential to upend a career and mar a journalist’s reputation for life. But its definition varies widely. To help editors, Poynter has put together a useful checklist and infographic to determine whether the charges are true.

Source: Poynter.org

Posted on: September 21, 2014

Digital Media Tools Catalog Includes Free Tutorials

Resources: Poynter and the American Press Institute have created a Digital Tools Catalog with links to dozens of useful apps and other tools for journalism and publishing. Includes 12 free webinar tutorials on document mining, content curation, storytelling, and more.

Source: Poynter.org

Posted on: July 2, 2014

Guidelines: Navigating Copyright and Fair Use

When are web publishers allowed to use content from other sites and social media? James Breiner, co-director of the Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University, summarizes what he learned during an online webinar, "Navigating Copyright and Fair Use Issues in an Open-source World," offered on NewsU by Poynter Institute faculty member Ellyn Angelotti.

Source: IJNet

Posted on: May 29, 2013