Useful Links

Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) Reporter Tools

Reporting guides written by seasoned investigative reporters offer helpful techniques for conducting interviews and using data. Tech Tools offers dozens of free tutorials and videos on branding, website development, blogging, digital audio and podcasting, taking and managing digital photos, shooting and editing video, scripting and voiceovers, and online reporting techniques like crowd-sourcing.


Do you write about zoonotic and emerging diseases? The International Society for Infectious Diseases' free Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases listserv (and accompanying website) is a great source of moderator-reviewed reports, summaries, and more.

Impact of "Burning Issue"

Center for Health Reporting editor-in-chief David Westphal writes about the impact of the Center's four-day series “Burning Issue: Gasping for Breath,” which examined the scientific links between woodstove/fireplace smoke and asthma, chronic lung disease and heart problems and highlighted the state's failure to regulate wood smoke pollution.

The New Fuelist

Built by an enterprising SHERP student at NYU, this terrific aggregation site for energy news is updated daily. For an added bonus, it also provides living historical and conceptual context for news events in a searchable archive and by topic.


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