Research resources

Notes to accompany the Exeter Observer community journalism training course.

Offline resources

The importance of contacts and sources as research resources (cf. sources & interviews).

Online resources

The importance of keeping your eyes peeled e.g. Your Housing Group Liveability Index.

The distinction between primary and secondary sources:

cf. local government transparency & information access rights.

Monitoring

Democracy

Data

Data cleaning/presentation

Fact checking

Source checking

Image/video verification

Guides/handbooks

Topic-specific e.g. cycling

Policy documents

As part of our commitment to public interest transparency Exeter Observer hosts a collection of public domain policy documents that are relevant to the Exeter context.

Many of these documents are available on their organisational websites, but can be hard to find or are moved from one location to another over time without redirects being put in place that would prevent links from elsewhere breaking.

We endeavour to add new documents as they are published. Please get in touch to suggest additional materials with details and where we they can be found.

In order to make document titles more intelligible we have sought to avoid the use of acronyms and initialisms. Exceptions are as follows:

Arts & Culture

Democracy & Governance

Economy & Enterprise

Education & Skills

Planning & Place

Transport & Mobility

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