Data Visualization, Infographics and Online Journalism

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The Data Viz Catalogue
A massive collection of sortable tools. A must-bookmark.

The Upshot: NY Times Data Viz Blog
Great resources and examples.

The Guardian Data Blog

The Guardian Data Blog: Top 100 Pieces of Online Content

Introduction to Data Journalism
Good summary from first week of a Data J MOOC.

Nieman Lab: Making Data Viz Work on Mobile

Write interactions on your website without code. No jQuery.

Tool to graph reader sentiment.
Make the most of your data sets with this scraping tool.

Data visualization creation tool.

API: How to Tell If a Photo is Fake
Great tips and video.

A real-time charting library for building beautiful and smooth visualizations.

Simple, clean and engaging charts for designers and developers.

Build cool interactive charts.

Cool data visualization tool. Build in your browser.
Import any website and make it a usable data sheet or API in minutes.

Google Fusion Tables Primer
Great resource for learning maps, charts, etc. from Doug Haddix at Kiplinger/Ohio State.
Build simple interactive charts and graphics with this browser-based tool.

Create interactive charts for your websites.
A great, easy infographic building tool. It has a great library of free cut-out art.

A data viz development platform.

StoryMap JS
Free, open source tool helps you build interactive maps.

Timeline JS
Free, open source tool helps you build interactive timelines.

Visualization tool without code.

A low-cost data crunching tool that can be used to cheaply process paper forms into digital data.
Browser-based data viz tool. Reusable templates.
Structured web scraping and data visualization.

Webinar: Doing Data With

Build basic data visualizations in your browser.

Sprites Infographic Tool
Free tools for creating animated infographics.

Allows you to reverse engineer analysis/visualizations in order to potentially take them in new directions.
Great organizing, analysis tool for data viz/data journalists. Performs semantic analysis of documents, detects entities and allows the comparison of lists. (Translate the text on the page with a language translator). Data Viz Tool
Build some great data visualizations with this browser-based tool.

From Quartz, a simple, browser-based chart tool.
Build cool infographics from templates. Allows for some interactive embeds. Good teaching tool.
Another cool infographic, browser-based tool.

Build cool infographics from templates. Allows for some interactive embeds. Good teaching tool.

Canvas JS
Build HTML 5 and JavaScript charts.

Foam Tree Hierarchial Research
A tree map visualization tool.

Spreadsheet Booster
Import external data directly into your spreadsheets to increase productivity.

PANDA Project: Manage Data Projects
Built by Brian Boyer and friends, this site helps manage data and data viz projects.

Take an Interviewing Approach to Find Stories in Data
Great approach from NYT's Derek Willis.
A news feed for graphing.

Build data products that work/look good on tablets and other devices.

Open Data Sites
Search for all kinds of datasets. Filter by country, type, municipality.

Data Hero
Quickly get answers to your data questions.

Open Data Tools
Tools to explore, publish and share public datasets.

30 Best Tools for Data Visualization

Turn your spreadsheet into a heat map in seconds.

The Overview Project
Visual document mining for journalists. Overview automatically sorts thousands of documents into topics and sub-topics, by reading the full text of each one.

Creative Bloq: How to Design Better Data Visualizations

School of Data: Slides, Resources from Data Journalism 2014

Tools and Resources for Teaching Data Viz
From MulinBlog, page offers good blog posts, resources, good/bad examples of data viz and more.

Six Steps to Turn Data into Visual Content
From Liz Staplefoote on the NewsCred blog.

Quora: List of Places to Find Open Datasets

Pew Center: Polling Datasets
Raw data galore on a variety of topics.

Free Data Visualization Resources
Links galore.

Working With Maps? Don't Forget Context
Advice from the Why Axis site.

The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism

StoryPoints: How to Build a Narrative With Data

The Five Commandments of Data Visualization

Data Journalism Needs to Go Mobile and Who Does it Well

Take an Interviewing Approach to Find Stories in Data
Great approach from NYT's Derek Willis.

7 Ways to Incorporate Data into Your Classes

IRE Data Class Syllabi
Building a data class? Here are several syllabi to help you get started.

Simon Rodgers Data Journalism Blog
A must-bookmark.

Data Viz Training Videos
This is a conference site but scroll down and you'll find some great training videos.

Global Data Journalists Directory
List yourself and search for others.

Data to Display Blog
A collection of tools, demonstrations and great examples of data visualizations. How to Build a Pivot Table to Find Data Stories

"The Humanities Thinking About Data Visualization. Developed a Stanford, it is a web-based platform for the visualization of complex, multi-dimensional data.

10 Useful Resources About Data Visualization

ProPublica 2013 Data Visualization Examples

Five Easy Steps to Get Started in Data Journalism

Hubspot: Data Visualization 101
How to build charts and graphs guide, a 24-page .PDF.

dc.js - Dimensional Charting Javascript Library
Great organizing, analysis tool for data viz/data journalists. Performs semantic analysis of documents, detects entities and allows the comparison of lists. (Translate the text on the page with a language translator).

Data Visualization: Growth of Newspapers Westward
Project from Stanford University.

Washington Post: 2012 Election Infographics and Data Visualization

A ridiculously fast data visualization program.

Data Journalism for Small Newsrooms
Article with great tips, examples.

Data Visualization Checklist
Follow these steps to create better graphics.

Source: Six Ways to Distrust Your Data

IJNet: Mapping Basics for Journalists
Tips, resources and links to get started.

Tips for Making Shareable Infographics

Harvard Business Review: Quick and Dirty on Data Viz
A ridiculously fast data visualization program.

Wolfram Data Visualization Quick Start
Dozens of training videos and primers.

E-Book: getting Started with Data Journalism

Journalism2Ls Data Resources

The Data Journalism Handbook

Data on a Shoestring Budget: Five Easy Steps
Raw data galore on a variety of topics.

School of Data: Planning the Data Journalism Story

Five Best Libraries for Building Data Visualizations

A comprehensive dataset of startup activity and that's accessible to everyone. 500,000 profiles of people and companies that are maintained by tens of thousands of contributors.

5 Comprehensive Data Viz Catalogs for Journalists

Adding Standard Deviation to Data Visualization


Offers a simple way to curate and collate information from the web using mind mapping.

Web-based data visualization tool.

Free application for creating interactive maps which are fully customizable.

Build collaborative flowcharts and graphics.

Data Visualization Tutorial
Examples, steps and video of how to create data visualizations

Tableau Free Data Visualization Tool
Create data visualizations with this free, downloadable tool.

Blog about data visualizations by Ben Jones, an engineer in LA.

Information is Beautiful Data Visualization

Interactive Vis Custom Builder
Build data visualizations and custom maps in this browser-based tool.

Open Prism: Data Portal Search
Search data portals from all over the world by typing in one keyword.

35 Best Tools for Data Visualization
Treasure trove of tools.

30 Free Data Visualization Tools

Data Journalism Resources

Baby Steps in Data Journalism
A Tumblr with primers, training videos and more on getting started in data journalism.

Doing Data in a Journalism Course
Advice from Andy Dickinson.

Teaching Slides: Data Journalism
Great tips and slides.

Alberto Cairo: Annotation, narrative, and storytelling in infographics and visualization

Harvard Business Review
The quick and dirty on data visualization.

The Functional Art
Website that complements Alberto Cairo's excellent book.

Crowdsourced analytics site that is cloud-based. Helps you make sense of big data. Has a corporate feel to it but there are many uses for journalists.

How Huffington Post Uses Data in the Newsroom

Let's Make a Bubble Map Tutorial

Eastern European Open Data Portal

Primer: Baby Steps in Getting Started with Data Visualization

Embed Plus
Soup up your YouTube video player on Chrome browsers and Wordpress.

Online News Association

PBS MediaShift



The Verge





Smashing Magazine

Source Blog

Code Actually
Primers, tools, repository to help journalists learn to code.

TNW: Tips for Creating Social Video Content

Buzzfeed: 26 Innovative Storytelling Tools

Rob Boffard: Four Tools to Make Journalism Easier

Media Bloggers Association

API: How to Tell If a Photo is Fake
Great tips and video.

Online Publishers Association

10 Blogs Journalists Must Read
Great list by professor Kenna Griffin.

Create your own stop-cam videos.
Resources to learn code: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python.
Create mobile and web apps without code.

Create web and print designs.

A simple way for journalists, developers and creators to weave interactive stories.
Comment on videos and mark/discuss exact moments in a video.

Buffer: The Ideal Length of All Online Content

Web Journalist Tools
List of helpful coding and data viz tools from Robert Hernandez at USC.

Create cool timelines. Great design options with this tool.
Create simple polls.

5 Things We Know About How Younger Generations Consume Media

50 Best jQuery Plug-ins

jQuery Notebook Demo

Sponsored news stories.

Pew State of the News Media 2014 Report

The State of the News Media 2013
From the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Automatically summarizes an article. Add to your bookmarklet bar.

Build a website without any code.

Upload and share a .PDF. Good for collaborative work.

CMS for building websites. Has some cool templates.

15 New Journalism Tools to Try

Naptha: Capture and Copy Text from Images
A great browser plug-in.

Website building tool for longform features. Has some Snow Fall-like features.

Create interactive videos.

Make interactive videos. Add links, chapters and quizzes.

Create interactive videos.

Create interactive videos.

Recite This
Turns a quote into a visual or graphic.

Photo editing tool that runs in your browser.

Media-rich publishing to the web, e-books and mobile apps. Free site.

HTML 5 text editor.

Adobe Voice

Platform for journalists & citizens to record and share audio.

Future of News Resources
Platform for journalists & citizens to record and share audio.

A mobile visual storytelling approach. Free in the Apple app store.

Muckrack: How to Take Better iPhone Photos

The safest way for journalists--and anyone--to communicate via mobile, and more than a million people are using it. Free in the Apple app store.

A low-cost data crunching tool that can be used to cheaply process paper forms into digital data.

Aesop Storytelling Engine
Interesting longform platform plug-in for Wordpress.

Social Image Resizer Tool
Resizes an image to fit various social media sites.

Video: Recording Great Audio on Your Smartphone
Great tips for journalists.

Mapping tool.

Web app to transcribe audio interviews.

Digital Media Law Project
Formerly the Citizen Media Law Project, this organization supports the vibrant online culture of citizen media and independent journalism by providing free legal advice and information on a wide range of media law, intellectual property and business law issues.

Five Scraping Tools for Would-Be Data Journalists

How to Make an Animated GIF

Jeffrey's Exif Viewer
Breaks down photos to show what photoshop work or alterations have been made. Also has a browser button to sort right off the page. Type in link or upload the photo from your desktop.

Journalism2ls: 200 Collaboration and Organization Tools
Great resources on a Pinterest page.

Journalism2ls: Top Tools of 2013
Gold mine of resources.
Share screen clips of pages.

Live-stream video from your mobile phone.

Cool mapping tool. Add photos, video, text, etc.

Great web and social media search.

Social Media Keyboard Shortcuts
Great list of keyboard shortcuts for Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Net News Check
The business of local digital news.

Society for New Communications Research


Nieman Journalism Lab
A project of Harvard University. Ethics and Credibility
Feed of stories and blog posts on web ethics issues, etc.

The PaidContent
Jeff Cutler's site of helpful web tools.

Invisible Inkling
Blog from journalist Ryan Sholin.

Knight Citizen News Network
Interactive map of community news sites.

The Journalism Iconoclast

Wired Pen

The Scoop


Transcribes video/audio. Costs $2 a minute. First five minutes free.

For desktop and mobile. Create interactive videos.

Favicon Generator

Resumup: Make Your Resume Visual
Browser-based visualization tool.

Turns your browser into a learning magazine. The add-on analyzes how you read and what you like.

Jeremy Caplan: Twitter List of Cool Portfolio Tools

Journalism Tools on Pinterest
A great collection from Ezra Eeman.

It's All Journalism Podcast

On the Media Podcast

This Week in Tech Podcast Podcast

Center for Independent Media

Web-Strategist: Social Networking Statistics, 2009

Old Media New Tricks
Run by journalists from the Chicago Tribune and Austin American-Statesman, this site offers hands-on advice from many in media who using social networking and Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. The site also offers great blogging tips.

Friend or Follow
A helpful database for tracking Twitter followers and to track who's following you.

Newspaper Clipping Generator
A fun, but dangerous, tool. Generates fake newspaper headlines based on what you enter. It's pretty easy to tell that they're fake, however.

Video: The Impact of Twitter on Journalism
Great video with Jeff Jarvis, Craig Kanalley and Mark Luckie.

Receive an email notification that someone is following you on Twitter. It includes information about that person (how many followers, updates, etc.)

Gramfeed Instagram Search
Great tool. You can search by people, hashtag, location, etc.

Full RSS to email in real-time.

Podcasting Legal Guide

Blogging Basics for College Journalists
From Mindy McAdams.

Build maps/timelines in this mashup tool. Great way to build interactive stories.


NAA: Digital Edge

NAA: Imagining the Future of Newspapers Blog

API: Newspaper Next

Create a website, fast and free.

The Reddit Edit
Created by a freelance journalist, this site features the best of Reddit. Great place to go and find story ideas.
Realtime document conferencing that features a chat area, color-coding for users and playback.

The Guardian: The Data Blog
Great examples of data viz and infographics from the UK pub that does it right.

The Social Media Image Maker
Resize images to fit social media sites. Handy tool.
Post stories/links here to drive traffic.

List of Journalism MOOC Courses Web at 25: Tools for Journalists

53 Rights-Free Photo Resources

How to Build Cool Projects with StoryMap JS

A simple web video editing platform.

International Social Media Guidelines for Journalists
Great resource compiled by Kelly Fincham at Hofstra.

Mulin Blog: Digital, Online Training Courses
Tips, resources, links to free online digital training courses.
Tool to remix news. Very cool.

Embed Responsively
Allows you to embed video and other third-party apps for responsive design.

Sunlight Foundation: Churnalism Tool
Enter URL and section of text and see if part of a story was lifted from another story or press release.

Before andAfter Photo Slider JQuery Plug-in
How to make the popular slider tool that works well for overhead shots from Google Earth (before/after a tornado).

11 Free Tools for Journalism Interactive Conference
Infographics, mobile tools, etc.
Create media-rich narratives.
Add tags to your photos.

Lets You Search Instagram.

This tool lets you upload pics to Instagram from your desktop.

14 Best Digital Tools for Journalists
Gannett's Tumblr blog features great resources from ONA 13.

SPJ Training on Demand: Data Visualization
Instructional videos from the Tribune's Andy Boyle.

5 Tools to Improve Images on Your Website
No Photoshop? No problem. Here are some browser-based and apps to help you edit photos.

Pic Monkey
Browser-based photo editing tool.

The Functional Art: Data Viz and Infographic Readings
List of articles and posts about graphics and data viz from Alberto Cairo at the University of Miami.

Popcorn Maker
Add interactivity, text, photos, maps and other interactive features to your video or audio slideshow.

Net Magazine: Top 20 Data Visualization Tools

Aron Pilhofer on Data Journalism
Great read on using data in reporting.
Build cool infographics.

Poynter: Why Photojournalists Use Camera Phones

TechLearning: 20 Apps to Help the Digital Learning Process
Build and share interactive infographics.

Blog devoted to backpack journalism.

Million Cameras
RebelMouse site features hundreds of crowdsourced news photographs.

Mobile First News
Visual document mining for journalists.

Graphic: What Happens on the Internet Every 60 Seconds
From Val Hoeppner.

NBC News: Twitter Feeds of Storm Chasers
Blog devoted to backpack journalism.

Immersive Journalism
A look at 3D and immersive storytelling. Put the reader in control of the story. Some interesting concepts on this site.

Build timelines with this online tool.

Awesome Screenshot
Capture any part of a page and add text, graphics. Plug-in for Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Timeline building tool from Pro Publica.

After the Deadline
Download this desktop tool to check grammar and style, do contextual spell check and more. It's more advanced than Microsoft Word.
Build online infographics.

MobiForms Developer
Develop mobile apps in HTML 5 with no programming. Download the software from this site.

Embed Responsively
Allows you to embed ideos from YouTube and Vimeo, Maps from Google and photos from Instagram so they are responsive on your site and will resize on any device.

Site for sharing drone photography.

Poynter: New Media Timeline

The Online Timeline
From David Carlson at the University of Florida.

George Mason University: Center for History and New Media

Liquid Newsroom
Future of Journalism Lab blog on mobile trends and other industry news.

Spreadsheet Journalism Blog
Digital journalist Abbott Katz blogs from London. His blog "helps bring you up to speed with some of Excel's important capabilities, and points you at the story possibilities boxed inside the data."
Create online magazines with this curation tool. Works like a combination of Storify and
Free .MP3 uploading, hosting and sharing. Works similar to SoundCloud.


National Geographic: How to Take Pictures with a Camera Phone

EyeTracking Study: How People Look at Your Facebook Page

Center for Digital Ethics & Policy

22 Apps and Tools Every College Journalism Student Should Know About

Mashable: Web Typography 101
Breakdown of web-safe fonts.

Delicious: Great SoundSlides Examples
Examples from Regina McCombs at the Poynter Institute.
Search nine broad categories for relevant data, stats.
Twitter search that doesn't suck.

30 Free Data Visualization Tools

Twitter: A Producer's Guide
A video Twitter primer of great examples of how to incorporate social media into a broadcast. A combination of news and TV shows.

Jupiter Communications
Jupiter Communications provides research on Internet commerce. Jupiter's research, which is solely focused on the Internet economy, provides clients with comprehensive views of industry trends, forecasts and best practices.

Society for News Design: Multimedia Toolkit
A great collection of resources, many of them free, to help journalists develop great stories online. Resources include audio, video, charts, mapping, databases and more. This is a must-bookmark and a great resource for student journalists learning to develop content for the Web.

Essential Visualization Tools for Mapping

100 Incredible Infographic Tools

Build a social network into your site.

Alex Gamela: Tips for Embedding Timelines

How to Use the Timeflow Timline Builder Tool

Tiki Toki Timeline Creation Tool

From Evernote, this tool lets you edit, draw and annotate photos and screenshots. Works on desktop and as a phone app.

Gu.ide: Turn Text into Video

Life and Code
Dozens of great code for journalists tutorials from Lisa Williams.

2012 NY Times Year in Graphics
Great examples of data viz and infographics.
This site is a collection of news, tools and links targeted to the online news industry. The site, which offers and RSS, is a good quick reference for industry trends. It's run by Will Sullivan, the award-winning Interactive Director of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Online News Association
Good online newsletter with dot-com studies, more.

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers

RTDNA: Social Media Guidelines
Radio TV Digital News Association established guidelines for using Twitter and Facebook.

Mobile Apps Gallery
Government-created mobile apps on hundreds of topics and services, ranging from weather to public works.

Photoshop to HTML/CSS converter. Strip down Photoshop files (.psd) and convert them to embeddable HTML or CSS code.

Intersect: History of News & Technology Timeline

Brave News World
152-page PDF on the future of news.

Fuck Yeah Journalism Tools
Great collection of tools and instructional videos on this Tumblr.

Fuck Yeah Journalism Tools: Video

Tiki-Toki Timelines

Timeline Setter
Tool from ProPublica.

Internet Newsroom
A good newsletter on how journalists should use the Web.

Internet Press Guild

HTML Writers Guild
Links, online courses and more.

Next Level of News
Great blog about online storytelling, social media and other trends.

A social conference directory. Think of it as an IMDB for conferences.

The Guardian: The Data Blog
Great examples of data viz and infographics from the UK pub that does it right.

The Functional Art: Data Viz and Infographic Readings
List of articles and posts about graphics and data viz from Alberto Cairo at the University of Miami.

Association of Internet Professionals

Google Public Data Explorer
Makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. 12 Great Tips for Digital Startups

Seven Things You Need to Know About How People Read Online

Font Dragr
Browser based tool that checks for web-friendly fonts. Just drag and drop!

Site that accompanies Ken Doctor's book by the same title. Explores the emerging business of digital news and how it shapes what we read.

ScoopIt: Top Web Sites for Journalists

Topix: Journalism News

Send/share large video files.

Best Practices for Engaging Facebook Users
Organize your social media and other online accounts.

Jeremy Caplan's Useful Sites
Apps, websites and other tools.

Data Miner UK
Site helps you develop ideas for data-based online journalism projects.

Talking New Media Blog
A daily chronicle of Internet, mobile and tablet publishing news, information and opinion.

Social Media Today
A daily chronicle of Internet, mobile and tablet publishing news, information and opinion.


Reynolds Institute: Mobile Journalism Tools Guide
Great list of resources from Will Sullivan.

jPlayer: HTML 5 Audio and Video Player

Video streaming tool.

Online storytelling tool. 50 Coolest Websites

Ten Basic Tools to Improve Your Online Journalism

Tumblr Tutorial for Journalists

40 Best Blogs for College Journalists
Solid list of key sites you should bookmark.

Original Online Coverage of 9/11
Archives of stories, pages, screengrabs and more.

Globe & Mail: Twitter History

Helps you collect data from web, cell phones, etc., aggregate it and visualize it on a map.

Useful Newsroom Social Media Tools
Nice list of resources from Kate Gardiner.

Free timeline creation tool. Post and share on web.

W3 Web Tutorials
Learn HTML, CSS, etc.

101 Most Useful Websites
A great collection of digital tools.

Open source code for interactive mapping.
An easy way to check your network/computer IP address.

101 Ways to Improve Your Media Website

Journalism Journeyman
Great blog full of industry tips and resources.

25 Essential iPad Apps for Journalists

CNN: Newsroom Exposed
A look at the extensive process of getting a story from the newsroom to the Web.

A great weblog that covers current journalism topics.
Shortens URLs and provides diagnostics/stats on hits.

House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet

ClickZ: Seven Qualities of Good Online Writing

Time Magazine: 50 Best Web Sites
Search this database by city or state in the U.S., or several other countries for places where you can connect to the Internet without plugging your laptop into the wall. Includes airports, restaurants, etc.

NPR: As a Matter of Fact Blog
Blog from the news librarians at National Public Radio.

Center for Media Innovation and Research
University of Florida innovation.

First Monday
A peer-reviewed Internet Journal, looks at various studies and results that have recently been done on the topic of journalism and the Internet.

Media Visions
Great research with a strong section on critical-thinking skills.

An interesting piece of software tool that claims to expose news spin and bias, misuse of sources, and suspect factual support. Uses algorithms to spot spin keywords on sites you surf .

Knight Citizen News Network
Resources for citizen media.

Center for Citizen Media
More resources for citizen media.

Press Think
Blog from NYU's Jay Rosen on new media and other timely topics.

The Digital Journalist
Helps more than 600 newspapers -- dailies and weeklies in 48 states publish on the World Wide Web. Operated by International Newspaper Network, which was founded in 1989 to help community newspapers deal with new technology, the site offers tips, stories and a newsletter on tech trends.

Center for Digital Democracy

Mindy McAdams: Citizen Journalism Workshop Links
Resources galore, including multimedia primers for video, audio slideshows, etc.

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting

Journalistics: 91 Blogs Journalists Will Love

Investigative Reporters and Editors site offers many free and charged resources.

Hacks/Hackers Help Page
Tips and tricks for spreadsheets, databases and other online apps questions.

Tips for Journalists Who Want to Code

Mapperz Mapping News
A blog about mapping.

URL Appraisal
Find out how much your web address is worth.

Ben Franklin Project: Web Tools
A great list of free online storytelling and multimedia tools.

Power Reporting
List of syllabi and tools from CAR courses across the nation's New Media Bibliography
Trends, ethics, design, resources galore.

Top 10 Crimes of Online Writing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF works to protect free expression and access to information online.

Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies
A not-for-profit organziation whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture.

CJR: News Frontier Database

Center for Digital Storytelling

Cyberjournalist: Newsroom Convergence Headlines
Stories on what's happening with digital/print/broadcast news.

Flowing Data: 37 Data-ish Blogs You Should Know About

PC Magazine: 10 Ways Not To Be a Jerk Online

The Wayback Machine
A new version of that searches screengrabs of old website designs.

Computer Newspaper Editors
A directory of hundreds of online news editors.
Tutorials, links, story tips, government links. Great site!

Build rich contact profiles inside your Gmail.
Build infographics in this free, easy-to-use browser-based tool.

Twitter spam filter.

Evaluates your site based on SEO, design-friendliness, etc.

Evaluates your Web site's SEO, design, etc.

Imbedding Almost Anything on Your Web Page

Online magazine about digital imaging published in three editions (English, Spanish and Dutch).

Media Web Directory
A great collection of links to media-related sites.

100 of the Best Authors on Twitter

Flowing Data: The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

ONA: Best Audio Slideshows 2011
User picks. Great examples for newsrooms, classrooms.

Las Vegas News Now 8: Desert Underwater
Multimedia look at foreclosures in Vegas.

Ragan: 14 Apps That Will Jumpstart Your Writing

Graphic Novel Reporter
News, reviews, blog and more.
Internet statistics and marketing information.

ONA: Interactive Narratives
From the Online News Association, this site highlights great online media packages.

Mastering Multimedia
A blog about photojournalism and online journalism.
A photojournalism site that offers tips, news and commentary about digital storytelling.
Guide to the best in multimedia and video journalism.

Digital Journalist's Legal Guide
From the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Future Journalism Project
Blog about the industry, tech equipment, issues in online journalism, etc.
It's mission is to "investigate, inform and improve the credibility of information published on the World Wide Web." New Media Timeline
Background from the 1960s to the 1990s.

The Digital Publisher
A new column on online publishing.
Site is indexing Sept. 11 content.

Yahoo! Picks: News Media Best of the Web
The 21 top media sites, according to Yahoo!

Purdue University Web 2.0 Tools
Great categorized list of interactive Web tools.

The Internet Blueprint
Developing legislative bills to build a better Internet.

Site closed May 2001 but still has content up. Best of the Web
Tracks trends in many e-industries and includes lists of links.

Google Zeitgeist
An archive of what people are searching for online.

AltaVista Search Trends

SEO for Journalists Blog

Multimedia Evangelist Blog
Great tips on products, tools and gadgets.

Multimedia Standards

Yahoo! List of Most Viewed News Content (U.S.)

National Education Technology Writers Association

Radio and Internet Newsletter
A great site developed by Kurt Hanson.

Media Survey
Tracks Web site performance. A good newsletter that offers "expert tech media analysis."
Like the Nielsen TV ratings, this site offers traffic information for the top Web sites.

the lowercase world of sreenath sreenivasan
associate professor of professional practice administrator, online journalism awards co-founder, south asian journalists association.

Small Business Websites That Work
This is the companion site to my book of the same name and includes lots of helpful background material for writers researching how company Web sites can be made effective. There are a couple of full chapters available for download (including an internet backgrounder called "Getting to Know the Internet") and lots of links for businessmen and researchers.


Top Documentary Films
Watch online documentaries for free.

The Internet Society: A Brief History of the Internet

Wall Street Journal All Things Digital

Tech blog from journalist Jeff Jarvis.

ClickZ Internet Statistics and Demographics

The Estlow Center

Andrew Holovaty
Site of innovative Chicago web developer Andrew Holovaty, who developed Django, etc.

History of Computing Project

Hobbes' Internet Timeline


Institute for New Media Studies

University of Texas: International Symposium on Online Journalism
Video, papers, transcripts fromm pasty symposiums.

FCC: The Internet: A Short History of Getting Connected

University of Maryland J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism

Google program helps turn numbers into visual stories.

Journal of New Communications Research

Electronic Frontier Foundaton: Legal Guide for Bloggers

Podcasting Legal Guide

APME: "Local Readers and the Newsroom: The Online Credibility Gap"

Lost Remote

PBS: MediaShift
From PBS' Mark Glaser.

Library of Congress; National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

WWW-VL: Internet History

Editing for the Web
Covers design and editing tips, as well as training for web editors and offers pointers on how to make web products work. Where Journalism and Technology Meet
A blog on technology and multimedia storytelling, written by Mark S. Luckie, a print journalist who studied multimedia journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has produced multimedia and interactive projects for Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Contra Costa Times (Ca.).

Web Page Design for Designers
This site is helps graphic designers make the transition from print to the web.

Knight Digital Media Center Tutorials
Great training tips, ranging from video software to data visualization.

Web Review
Targeted to designers, this site covers various aspects of developing a web site, developing a database, news and Web tools and include columns about creating a site.

BBC: How Big Really? Dimensions
Gives spatial context for events by presenting them against the background of a place (city or ZIP code) whose dimensions a reader understands. Very similar to during the BP Gulf oil spill.

Stanford: Journalism in the Age of Data
A great video tutorial on how to use data visualization online as a journalist.


Video: History of the Internet

New Media and Technology Law Blog

Backpack Journalism Blog
From Bill Gentile.

Blog on media industry trends from Dan Gillmor.

Steve Yelvington's Media Blog

Video Journalism
Cyndy Green's blog on thinking visually.

Mashable: How Social Media Is Changing the Business of TV

Poynter: How to Assess the Quality of a Web Site
A great video tutorial on how to use data visualization online as a journalist.
Location-based data mapping tool. Free on the Web.

Error Level Analysis
Enter the web address of an online photo and this free site analyzes how much Photoshop work has been done to the photo.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
A site that invites journalists to publish their work and reach new audiences.

Dot Mobi
Test your Web site's content to see how it would appear on a mobile browser.

Knight Digital Media Center: Connecting with Communities of Difference

The Future of News
A blog by University of North Carolina professor Ryan Thornburg.

Citizen Media Law Project Legal Guide
Search by keyword or state-by-state map.

Knight Digital Media Center Newsletter

Federal Web Managers Council
Offers guidelines to managing U.S. government Web sites. Helpful for following trends on how agencies are communicating with people and the media.
A great visual mashup that allows you to pinpoint Twitter topics trending across the country.

Twitter Chat Etiquette
Great list of tips from Jennifer Hellum.

What the Hashtag?
Look up what various hashtags mean in this database. Great for finding Twitter chats.

Video: Tutorial on How to Use BatchGeo with Google Maps

Global Online Survey: Who Blogs Online?
Research from the Knight Digital Media Center, April 2010.
Track trends on a specific topic or newsmaker.

Great for tracking trends on a specific topic or newsmaker.
Charts government stats and other data.

A government data mashup that is an initiative of the Obama administration.

Warning: There may ethical concerns with content produced on this site! This community funded journalism site is a nonprofit project of the Center for Media Change. The public can commission journalists to do investigations on important and perhaps overlooked stories. All donations are tax deductible and if a news organization buys exclusive rights to the content, your donation will be reimbursed.

Storify and Social Media Curation Skills
Great tips and examples from the Knight Digital Media Center.

Mozilla Thimble
Experiment with HTML in this browser-based tool.

Reveal JS
HTML framework site.

Best Animation Libraries for JavaScript and CSS3 Plus

Five Rules for Journalists Using Storify
From Staci Baird from San Francisco State University.

Cyberjournalist: Half of Americans Watch Video Online

Cyberjournalist: Innovative Journalism on Tumblr
Crowdsourced funding for photojournalism projects, similar to

Play the News
This interactive game helps readers understand current events and news. It's created by a company called Impact Games.

Journalism Research Social Network
Videos, blogs, discussion and other networking tools to cover what areas of online journalism you're researching. Site is founded by Paul Bradshaw from Great Britain.

Information Valet Project
From the Reynolds Institute at the University of Missouri, the Information Valet Project is organizing an information-industry collaborative to build, own and operate a shared-user network layered upon the basic Internet.
A job/internship site tailored to college students looking for multimedia jobs. Watch imbedded videos from professionals on how to find jobs, interview, write cover letters, etc. If you are interested in Web reporting/production or TV production, take advantage of the advice on this site.

How to pull live TV clips off the web and share in social media and embed in Storify.
Download streaming video from YouTube and other sites to edit and use in your video.

SearchEngineLand: What is SEO?
Video explains what search engine optimization is and how it works.

History of Communication
Includes mentions of web, social media near the end.

30-Plus Free Multimedia Editing Tools

Aviary Myna Audio Editor
A great substitution for Audacity and Garage Band.

Directory of All Congressional Twitter Handles

Sepiatown: Mapped Historical Photos, Film and Audio
Upload historical images by location. Then/now tool compares Google Streetview images along with images from the past.

Build imbedded flow charts for free.

Open source graph visualization tool.

Free Multimedia Tools

Newseum Digital Classroom Videos
From ethics to apps, these short videos give you the basics of journalism.

Only works on windows. Has some great features: cross-fade loops, vocal removal, batch processing, etc.

Only designed for Mac and Linux, this "digital audio workstation" can record, mix, and edit audio cost-free.

Free only for Macs, this full-featured audio editor is compatible with the full range of audio and music file formats.

Good for building free audio slideshows.

Another good tool for building free audio slideshows.

Below the Fold
Blog by Gary Goldhammer, a PR/marketing person and former journalist. News commentary, offbeat stories.

Greg Palast Journalism and Film Blog

PJNet: Public Journalism Network

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