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Bureau of Economic Analysis Offers Insight on Nation, States
Federal agency allows reporters to track gross domestic product on the state level.

Capitol Hill Can Influence Stories in the States
Two veteran reporters talk about how to get the daily details and the deep dirt from Congress.

Good Source for Inside Information
State audits are plentiful and can provide roadmaps to accountability stories.

System Stacked Against Minorities
Former public defender describes reforms to a cash bail system that still dominates most courts.

How to Connect Readers with the Trillions in Federal Spending
Reporters adept at covering the federal budget can find the money angle in just about every potential story.

Longtime Political Reporter Offers Perspective on Impeachment
Dan Balz has spent a lot of time observing and reporting on something that used to be rare in politics: impeachment.

Understanding the Regulatory Process in Congresses and Statehouses
A law professor details how the administrative rulemaking process plays out at federal and local levels.

Bureau of Economic Analysis Offers Insight on Nation, States
Federal agency allows reporters to track gross domestic product on the state level.

Census Counts All – and More Than Just People
To find out what’s happening in the U.S., the Census Bureau offers several resources.

Capitol Hill Can Influence Stories in the States
Two veteran reporters talk about how to get the daily details and the deep dirt from Congress.

Good Source for Inside Information
State audits are plentiful and can provide roadmaps to accountability stories.

Taking the Best Photos with an iPhone
How can print-centric reporters and writers become good – or at least competent – multimedia journalists?

Carnegie Mellon University resource pulls in 800 different data layers to allow reporters to document a changing planet.

A news graphics designer shares tips for producing simple but well-designed graphics to illustrate your stories.

Podcasting is the current “it” thing in journalism. An NPR veteran explains how to do it.

To watch all the video in C-SPAN’s library would take a quarter of a century. Here’s how journalists can make use of it.

Knowing what your competitors and sources are tweeting and posting can help you stay on top of a beat.

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Embeds on the Campaign Trail

Jill Colvin, White House reporter, The Associated Press; Elizabeth Landers, reporter and producer, CNN; Monica Alba, White House producer, NBC News

NPF: Investigating the Underbelly of Congress

Investigating the Underbelly of Congress

James Grimaldi, investigative reporter, The Wall Street Journal

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