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Covering Alex Jones: Tips for reporting on "de-platformed" public figures

Source: JournalistsResource.org

InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones made headlines recently when technology companies, including Facebook and YouTube, decided to remove his content from their online platforms.

These platforms deemed Jones in violation of their policies, such as community standards that prohibit content that glorifies violence.

11 questions journalists should ask about public opinion polls

Source: JournalistsResource.org

Regardless of beat, journalists often write about public opinion polls, which are designed to measure the public’s attitudes about an issue or idea. Some of the most high-profile polls center on elections and politics. Newsrooms tend to follow these polls closely to see which candidates are ahead, who’s most likely to win and what issues voters feel most strongly about.

Covering climate change: What reporters get wrong and how to get it right

Source: JournalistsResource.org

Before she was a journalist, Elizabeth Arnold spent several seasons fishing salmon commercially in her home state of Alaska. In 1985, she began reporting for Juneau’s NPR member station KTOO, covering local environmental and political stories. From 1991 to 2006, she served as a political correspondent out of NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she covered campaigns, Congress and the White House