Course: Whose Truth? Tools for Smart Science Journalism in the Digital Age

“As journalists, we ignore science not only at our own peril, but at the peril of our readers, viewers and listeners.

In this course, you’ll learn to how make sense of scientific data and tell stories in ways that connect with your audience. You’ll get techniques and tips to improve your interviewing and reporting skills. You’ll also learn how to lift the veil from front groups to launch investigations based on informed fact-gathering.

When you’re done, you’ll have a toolkit of ways to identify and overcome the barriers journalists face when reporting on science-related topics.”

This paid Poynter course is available here. Editors and staff should contact the Gazette editor-in-chief for access to the course.


Uncovering New Stories On Campus

This volume of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Journal focuses on hidden stories on university campuses and how to go about looking for them. It’s an excellent starting point for new story ideas and a must-read for campus journalists.

The IREJ is available with subscription only. Editors and staff should request the editor-in-chief for access to the Gazette’s copy.

Core Skills for the Future of Journalism

“Creating a successful journalist is not like passing a recipe down through generations. There is no single fixed formula of core skills that journalists need to be successful. It is a list that is forever changing and evolving, just like journalism itself.”

Core Skills for the Future of Journalism is a Poynter Institute publication by Howard I. Finberg and Lauren Klinger. The online version can be found here.