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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.

Veterans on the Beat Counsel Caution as Reporters Dig into Immigration Changes
Understanding the nuances of the law and the frailties of the human condition are vital to reporting on immigration.

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.

5 Immigration Issues Beyond the Ban and the Wall
11 million unauthorized immigrants live in the United States and thousands more are arrested trying to get here each year.

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

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.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on how journalists can make the most of public records laws – and also how to best work the system.

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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

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How to Report on Suicide

Dr. Alex Crosby, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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