Resources for Journalists

SPJ Legal Advice Network
A group of San Diego attorneys is offering its services to help journalists fight for public records.

How to Encrypt Your Gmail Account and Protect Your Sources
SPJ members Seth Hall and Claire Trageser created videos that show how to set up email encryption on your Gmail account.

Accessing Public Records
SPJ Southern California Project Sunshine Chair Jodi Cleesattle put together this great primer on accessing public records, using state and federal public records laws.

Reporting on Suicide and Mental Illness
The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council offers information for how to appropriately address mental illness and suicide when reporting.

Mining a Beat
Elizabeth Douglass, a reporter covering energy, pipelines, climate finance and more, made this presentation on how to build sources, find documents and explore local issues and universal themes.

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