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Journalism & Public Relations: Data Journalism

Background Research: News Stories

Read what has already been published before starting your own data analysis. Here are some databases to help with that.

State & National Background Sources

Data Sources from the Library

Government Data Sources


A simple Google search for government statistics:

statistics [topic]

Math for Journalists

Former Los Angeles Times journalist Robert Niles offers simple explanations of the key types of math calculations and statistical descriptions that journalists are asked to make. 

Data Journalism Tools