Viewing: Additional Reading and Resources
- How Science Works
- Sources and Experts: Where to Find Them and How to Vet Them
- Making Sense of Science Stats
- Editing for Story
- Editing Controversial Science
- Holding Science to Account
- Covering Health Care
- Climate and the Environment
- Fact-Checking Science Journalism: How to Make Sure Your Stories Are True
Illustrating Complex Science Stories
- The Role of Visuals in Science Journalism
- The Process of Building Science-Centric Graphics
- Strategies for Using Visuals to Put Breaking Science in Context
- Special Considerations for Data Visualization
- Uncertainty and Misinformation
- Editorial Illustration, Photography, and Moving Images
- Additional Reading and Resources
- About the Author
- Social Media and Reader Engagement
- About This Handbook
Additional Reading and Resources
Countless resources can be of use in doing research on subjects or digging up potential stories. Here are just a few.
- MuckRock: Nonprofit organization that helps journalists — and any other citizens — make requests through the federal Freedom of Information Act and analogous state-level sunshine laws
- Retraction Watch: Searchable database of retractions by scientific journals
- Office of Research Integrity: U.S. government agency that focuses on investigations of federally funded research misconduct, particularly in the areas of health and medicine
- Knight FOI Litigation Fund
- Bellingcat’s Online Investigative Toolkit: Satellite and mapping services, tools for verifying photos and videos, websites to archive web pages, and much more.
- ProPublica Dollars-for-Docs Database: Tracks pharmaceutical companies’ payments to doctors
- ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer
- Chrono Download Manager: Quickly download whole websites. Useful for government sites.
- The Accountability Project: Standardizes and indexes public data to give journalists, researchers, and others a simple way to search across otherwise siloed records. The collection includes 891.4 million public records so far.