Editor’s note: Resources for journalism students and others new to the industry. We’ll be expanding this page in the coming weeks, so check back often.
Associated Collegiate Press
Jobs, contests, articles on trends and more for student publications
Broadcast Education Association
Resources, training and awards for educators and students
Online News Association
Resources for journalists with a digital focus. Includes a do-it-yourself custom ethics code.
Radio TV Digital News Association
Research, training and events for broadcast and digital-first students.
National Press Photographers Association
NPPA code of ethics is an industry standard
Muck Rack for Students
Free access to industry-recognized certifications, research, and professional tools
Division I College Sports FOIA Directory – The Intercollegiate
Public information officers from Division I athletic departments
Dart Center: Resources for Educators Training Journalists Covering Sensitive Issues
Resources from San Diego State professor Amy Schmitz Weiss on teaching students to cover topics such as suicide, homicides, sexual assaults and other traumatic news events.
One of the largest federal #FOIA portals
PublicRecords Online Directory
Good first-stop in records searching.
Copy, Paste, Legislate
Track lobbying efforts by pulling documents and parsing text.
The Accountability Project
Curates, standardizes and indexes public data to give journalists, researchers and others a simple way to search across records.
Hundreds of government-generated data and fact sheets about many issues: crime, business, public safety, etc.
Clery Center for Security on Campus
Campus crime data and compliance information.
US Dept. of Education: Campus Safety and Security
Download nationwide campus crime data.
National Center for Education Statistics Data Center
Nationwide data on colleges and universities.
How to Tell Good Research from Bad: 13 Questions Journalists Should Ask
Great tipsheet from Harvard’s Journalist’s Resource.
Track people down through their Facebook ID.
EDITING AND FACT-CHECKING
Verification Handbook (second edition)
From Craig Silverman, this guide gives you tools to verify digital content for emergency coverage.
Google Fact Check Explorer
Look up fact-checks by topic and reverse image search photos.
ACES: The Society for Editing offers editing tips, tools, language quizzes, headline writing exercises and more.
Reverse image search to fact-check images
Global scam database