Accuracy


If you want people to trust your reporting, attribute your sources

Attribution simply means revealing where you got the facts in your story. And it’s absolutely essential to earning the public’s trust.

In a collage of photos on top of a road map, four photos show a reporter talking into a microphone in a studio, a reporter talking into a microphone at an event, a man being interviewed, and a reporter interviewing a man one-on-one.

We asked international reporters how they pronounce names right

Pronunciation can establish — or undermine — your credibility as a reporter. These tips from global correspondents will help you get unfamiliar names correct.

When covering disability, avoid ableist tropes like the ‘pity trap’

Person-first or identity-first? Get answers to your questions on covering disability from the NPR journalists in this video.

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BIPOC? Latinx? Here’s how to describe people accurately

Group descriptors require the same kind of research and scrutiny as other facts journalists report on. Here’s a guide to getting it right.

What journalists need to know when covering climate change

These facts, compiled by NPR’s climate editors, can provide big-picture context for weather events and other topics linked to climate change.

Must-have math skills for the number-crunching newsperson

Refresh your high school math-class memory with this review of basic, yet confusing, concepts.

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.

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.

An accuracy checklist to take with you

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