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Professor Neil Reisner’s background and fact-check resources (PDF)

Concise AP Style Guide Compiled by Professor Neil Reisner (PDF)

Investigative Reporting Workshop – SPJ 2013 (PDF)

Background Check by Scott Andron (PDF)

PhotoJ Workshop Barbara Duarte_2015 (PDF)


FIU Library/Journalism page: Lexis-Nexis, Newsbank, and Proquest

American Society of Newspaper Editors 

Angie’s List

Bad Dealings

Broward County Clerk of Court 

Computer-Assisted Reporting

Consortium News

Consumer Affairs

Consumer Federation of America

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumer Reports

Consumers Union

Consumer Watchdog

Consumer World



Exempt Organizations Select Check 


FBI – Freedom of Information Act

FDA Food and Drug Import Refusals

FDLE Criminal History Information

Federal Trade Commission

Finding Experts (FIU library)

Food License

Frugal Corner

Government Made Easy


Healthcare Practitioner License Search

HSBC Watchdogs & Consumer Advocates

Human Rights Watch

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Investigative Reporters and Editors

Investigative Reporters and Editors | Database Library

Investigative Reporting and Research

Investigative TV Shows

Journalism and Media Resources

Journalism Library

Journalism Net

Journalistopia: Danny Sanchez’s world for digital media

Latin American Sources

Licensing Portal – License Search

Miami-Dade County – Clerk of Courts

Miami-Dade County – Property Tax – Real Estate Property Tax Information 

Muckraker: The Website of the Center for Investigative Reporting

National Association of Attorneys General

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

National Consumer Law Center

National Consumers League

 National Council on Consumer Interests

National Fraud Information Center

National Student Clearinghouse

NETR Online

Online News Association

Open Secrets  – Campaign Finance

Pipl Searches – Background

Pew Research Center

Poynter Institute


Product Reviews and Consumer Reports 

Property Appraiser

Public Access to Court Electronic Records

Public Records for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties (FIU library)

Quack Watch

Recall Warnings

Reporter’s Desktop

Reverse look up

Rip off Report

Scam Busters

Social Media search

Society for Environmental Journalists

Society for Features Journalism

Society of Professional Journalists

Stimulus spending/federal government waste and fraud


The Florida Bar

United States and Canada BBB Consumer and Business Reviews, Reports, Ratings, Complaints and Accredited Business Listings

Writing and Publishing Center

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