Can you help me find resources for journalists?
July 26, 2015 10:07 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for journalistic organizations that, (1) provide statistical number crunching and (2) legal interpretation to help to reporters working on complex stories. Whenever I've had an ethical question, I sought the help of Poynter, but on this current project, I need more specific help. Are there non profit journalistic entities whose mission is to help freelance reporters and/or their organizations with their legal and quantitative research?
posted by CollectiveMind to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The Digital Media Law Project operates the Online Media Legal Network, and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press offers a Legal Defense Hotline to journalists 24/7, with non-emergency questions about services and publications answered during normal office hours.

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posted by Little Dawn at 10:37 AM on July 26, 2015

Not sure that this would be at all helpful, but I vaguely recall that ProPublica had some resources for data journalism for purposes of investigative reporting. May be worth reaching out to them to see what they have available.
posted by forkisbetter at 4:19 AM on July 27, 2015

Someone here recently recommended Help a Reporter to me. Haven't tried it yet, but worth looking into.
posted by mermaidcafe at 6:38 AM on July 27, 2015

Thank you, all. I will try these.
posted by CollectiveMind at 2:31 PM on July 27, 2015

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