Accuracy


Must-have math skills for the number-crunching newsperson

Refresh your high school math-class memory with this review of basic, yet confusing, concepts. And there’s a quiz!

HAY-soos or hay-SOOS? Getting the accent right in Spanish

Unlike English, Spanish has rules of pronunciation that are simple and easy to learn. We’ve got sound clips to help you!

Triage your fact-checking: a method (and board game)

To help you think about journalistic accuracy on a deadline, we’ve developed a fact-checking triage method.

5 techniques to spell any name correctly, every time

Save yourself from embarrassing misspellings of proper nouns with these tips.

6 tips for catching your writing mistakes (and protecting your credibility)

No one is available to read behind you and it’s nearly time to hit “publish.” What do you do? Call on the copy editor within.

Russell Lewis’s guide to fact checking

Note: This post is adapted from a presentation Russell has created on fact checking. What is a fact? Just because someone tells you something doesn’t mean it’s true. You also can’t trust that other sources, reporters and/or news outlets (even the New York Times) have gotten it right before you. Trust, but verify People don’t

NPR Ethics Handbook

The NPR Ethics Handbook is designed to help our journalists make thoughtful, principled decisions. It is not a series of commandments. Instead, it offers frameworks and guidance. It is also a “living” document. While our core principles do not change, we review and adjust our thinking as issues arise. The Handbook is designed to accommodate

An accuracy checklist to take with you

We all make mistakes — this checklist will help you make fewer of them.