Selected Tips for Journalists from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is an outreach program of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. According to the Center's website, "The Kennedy School has been singular in declaring its mission to be teaching and research plus engagement with the real world, something that sets it apart. Early on, leaders at the School recognized that engagement with the press should be part of the School’s focus." This page has been established as a resource for both News-Information and Strategic Communication students. A link to additional tip sheets is above. All reports cited on this page are the intellectual property of the Shorenstein Center and should be cited accordingly.

Finding Information on People
Copyediting for Reporters
Copyright-Free Images
Finding and Reading Balance Sheets
Interviewing Sources
U.S. Government Databases
Math Basics for Journalists
Polling Fundamentals and Concepts
The Journalistic Method
Working with Math and Statistics
Writing About Research
Data Visualization


Last updated 5 January 2017