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Thursday, February 16, 2017

How to Cover Big Debt, Deficit Numbers in a Way that Helps Readers
Two journalists steeped in budget arcana give tips on how to understand what’s actually happening when Congress and the White House talk taxes and spending.

Presidential Transition Like An “Epic Corporate Takeover”
For the first time, a nonpartisan organization is guiding the presidential transition process months before the new president is sworn in.

While Many Older People Struggle with Retirement, the Shortfall for Some Groups is Acute
An expert in wealth disparities says that African-Americans and Latinos are far behind whites in savings and have little ability to catch up.

Is Your Newsroom Prepared to Cover a Terrorist Attack?
Journalists share lessons learned from covering the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Brussels, Paris and Boston.

Nearly One in Four Federal Dollars Flows through HHS
For guidance, two veteran journalists offer guidance on experts and the data sources you need.

Best practices on covering race in a volatile environment.

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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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: How to Report on Suicide

How to Report on Suicide

Dr. Alex Crosby, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NPF: What is the Race & Ethnicity Beat?

What is the Race & Ethnicity Beat?

Jesse Holland is the Race, Ethnicity & Demographics Writer at the Associated Press.

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