Making Abstract Budget Stories Come Alive

How to Cover Big Debt, Deficit Numbers in a Way that Helps Readers

Two Journalists Give Tips

New Administration Vows to Get Tough on Cheap Imports
Curbing the flow of imports into the United States was one of President Trump’s campaign pledges. Can he accomplish it?

Trump’s Anti-Trade Message Could be Hard to Implement
While Donald Trump won the presidency with an anti-free trade message, public opinion isn’t fixed on that position.

As Plainly False Stories Spread, Media Left To Knock Down Widely-Held Fictions
In the space of a year, “fake news” went from an emerging trend to a daily political weapon. Can it be curtailed?

As New Administration Seeks to Tighten Borders, A History of Immigration in the U.S.
The flow of immigrants into the United States has waxed and waned over the decades as Congress and presidents responded to demands of the voters.

An Updated Freedom of Information Law Could Add to Reporters’ Toolbox
FOIA has been around for 50 years, and recent changes could help the press – and the public – get access to government records.

Working White House Beat Can be Demanding, Frustrating – and Exciting.

When reporters get called to share their expertise on air, they need to remember to sit up straight and stay on-message. A veteran TV producer shares some tips.

The Software Platform Dataminr is Useful to Find ‘Signals’ That Point to News

Using Software Platform Tableau to Build and Launch Online Visualizations

Whether asking for details on health care costs, or if city streets have been plowed after a big storm, tapping your audience can yield new information.

USA Today’s Jasper Colt, a multimedia producer, offers practical tips for taking and editing photos and videos, with the help of a few easy-to-use apps.

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NPF: Understanding – and Combating – Fake News

Understanding – and Combating – Fake News

Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post;
Jon Greenberg, staff writer, PolitiFact;
Jesse Holcomb, associate director of research, Pew Research Center

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Protecting the Press Pool

Lucy A. Dalglish, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland;

Kevin M. Goldberg, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth PLC; National Press Foundation;

Jeff Mason, Reuters; White House Correspondents’ Association

NPF: Making Abstract Budget Stories Come Alive

Making Abstract Budget Stories Come Alive

Ben Weyl, Politico Pro’s Budget & Appropriations Brief

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