Best Practices and Guides

A collection of guides, tip sheets, and best practices for collaboration

We will be collecting and creating more best practices, guides and tip sheets in 2019. If you have one to share, let us know! Email 

Collaborative data journalism guide from ProPublica

Overview: Working Together Better: Our Guide to Collaborative Data Journalism
We’ve learned a lot about how to make large-scale collaborations around datasets work, and today we’re giving away all of our secrets. – Rachel Glickhouse

Collaborative journalism partnership agreements, MOUs, contracts

Collaborative journalism playbook

At the 2018 Collaborative Journalism Summit, the Solutions Journalism Network and Resolve Philadelphia previewed the new “Collaborative Playbook,” which is based off the work done as part of the ReEntry Project by Resolve Philadelphia. The playbook is a great high-level look at setting up a collaborative.

Click here to access The Collaborative Plavbook.

Collaborative journalism workbook

Also at the 2018 Collaborative Journalism Summit, Heather Bryant of Project Facet unveiled a workbook for collaborative projects. This workbook will help you get in the weeds and think through practical considerations for your project.

Tip sheets for collaborative journalism

The tip sheets below are pulled from Sarah Stonbely’s seminal report, “Comparing Models of Collaborative Journalism,” and should provide useful advice and best-practices for each of the six collaborative journalism models studied in the report.

Click here or click the image below to view the tip sheets.