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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 Developers Site

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

60 Data-Driven Ideas in 60 Minutes

Storyboarding Data Visualization Projects
Some good tips and helpful videos on storyboarding.

WebFlow
Write interactions on your website without code. No jQuery.

FourScore
Tool to graph reader sentiment.

Import.io
Make the most of your data sets with this scraping tool.

ManyEyes
Data visualization creation tool.

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

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

Chart.js
Simple, clean and engaging charts for designers and developers.

Visage
Build cool interactive charts.

Raw
Cool data visualization tool. Build in your browser.

Import.io
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.

Datawrapper.de
Build simple interactive charts and graphics with this browser-based tool.

Highcharts
Create interactive charts for your websites.

Canva.com
A great, easy infographic building tool. It has a great library of free cut-out art.

Swarmize
A data viz development platform.

MobileV.is
Tool for building data visualizations on mobile.

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

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

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

Combining Import.io (Extraction) With Infogr.am (Infographics)

Visual.ly
Another cool infographic, browser-based tool.

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

Canvas JS
Build HTML 5 and JavaScript charts.

Forio Contour
Build interactive Javascript charts.

Tablesaw: Build Responsive Tables

Odyssey.js
Platform to build interactive stories.

Colore Maps
Visualize location-based data in your browser.

Tiki-Toki
Build cool timelines. In 3D!

Spicy Nodes

Lyra
Visualization tool without code.

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

Vida.io
Browser-based data viz tool. Reusable templates.

Import.io
Structured web scraping and data visualization.

Webinar: Doing Data With Import.io

SmartChart
Build basic data visualizations in your browser.

Sprites Infographic Tool
Free tools for creating animated infographics.

Mode
Allows you to reverse engineer analysis/visualizations in order to potentially take them in new directions.

Analice.me
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).

Machete.io Data Viz Tool
Build some great data visualizations with this browser-based tool.

Chartbuilder
From Quartz, a simple, browser-based chart tool.

Interact
Build visual quizzes.

AxisJS
Angular-based charting framework. a live-updating webapp enabling the creation of basic charts from spreadsheet data. Charts can currently be saved in SVG or PNG. Via aendrew.tumblr.com.

Twitter "Everyday Moments" Advertising Tool

Heatmap.js
Build cool heatmaps for your websites.

Eyetracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on an Infographic

DataMonkey
Online classes to learn data.

Moodboard
Create simple moodboards.

Source: What Data Journalism Told Us About Ferguson
Great examples.

What Data Told Us About Ferguson
Infographic from Simon Rogers.

Highmaps
From Highcharts, this tool helps make HTML 5, Javascript maps.

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
Tipsheets, training, resources galore for anyone doing database, data visualization or infographics.

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.

Plot.ly
A news feed for graphing.

DataPad
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

OpenHeatMap
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

Data + Design
A primer for getting started with 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.

Data Remixed: Six Principles for Communicating Data

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.

Journalism.co.uk: How to Build a Pivot Table to Find Data Stories

Palladio
"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

Broker
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

CrunchBase
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

HeatMapTool

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

Chartsbin
Web-based data visualization tool.

Statplanet
Free application for creating interactive maps which are fully customizable.

Creately
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.

DataRemixed
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.

Capsidea
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

Mashable

TechCrunch

The Verge

GigaOM

Techmeme

Techdirt

Slashdot

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.

JellyCam
Create your own stop-cam videos.

Bentobox.io
Resources to learn code: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python.

Bubble.is
Create mobile and web apps without code.

Gravit
Create web and print designs.

Odyssey
A simple way for journalists, developers and creators to weave interactive stories.

Reframed.tv
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.

Capzles
Create cool timelines. Great design options with this tool.

Polls.io
Create simple polls.

GitHub Open Journalism
Open-source tools galore!

Jamsnap
Add sound to your photos.

AwesomeScreenshot
Do screen captures of your browser.

Tips on Writing for Mobile Devices

5 Things We Know About How Younger Generations Consume Media

50 Best jQuery Plug-ins

jQuery Notebook Demo

Newstastic
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.

TextTeaser
Automatically summarizes an article. Add to your bookmarklet bar.

Nikktto
Build a website without any code.

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

Creatavist
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.

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

Zentrick
Create interactive videos.

Hapyak
Make interactive videos. Add links, chapters and quizzes.

Wirewax
Create interactive videos.

Touchcast
Create interactive videos.

Recite This
Turns a quote into a visual or graphic.

PicMonkey
Photo editing tool that runs in your browser.

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

Hyro
HTML 5 text editor.

Adobe Voice

Voyzes
Platform for journalists & citizens to record and share audio.

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

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

Muckrack: How to Take Better iPhone Photos

Wickr
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.

Captricity
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.

Cartodb
Mapping tool.

oTranscribe
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.

Curate.us
Share screen clips of pages.

Twicasting
Live-stream video from your mobile phone.

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

Topsy
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.

IJNet: Online Video Strategies for Newsrooms
A primer for getting started with data visualizaitons.

Whiteboard Fox
Share a whiteboard in real-time on any web browser.

Society for New Communications Research

Mashable

Nieman Journalism Lab
A project of Harvard University.

Cyberjournalist.net: Ethics and Credibility
Feed of stories and blog posts on web ethics issues, etc.

The PaidContent

60Sites.com
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

Journalistopia

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

TouchCast
For desktop and mobile. Create interactive videos.

Favicon Generator

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

Scoopinion
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

Journalism.co.uk 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.

Topify
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.

FeedsAPI
Full RSS to email in real-time.

Podcasting Legal Guide

Blogging Basics for College Journalists
From Mindy McAdams.

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

WiredJournalists

NAA: Digital Edge

NAA: Imagining the Future of Newspapers Blog

API: Newspaper Next

Jimdo
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.

Sync.in
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.

Repost.us
Post stories/links here to drive traffic.

List of Journalism MOOC Courses

Journalism.co.uk: Web at 25: Tools for Journalists

53 Rights-Free Photo Resources

How to Build Cool Projects with StoryMap JS

Adventr
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.

NewsJack.in
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.

Klynt.net
Create media-rich narratives.

Tagg.ly
Add tags to your photos.

Gramfeed
Lets You Search Instagram.

Gramblr
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.

Visage.co
Build cool infographics.

Turn YouTube Videos into GIFs by Adding GIF to URL

Poynter: Why Photojournalists Use Camera Phones

TechLearning: 20 Apps to Help the Digital Learning Process

Infogr.am
Build and share interactive infographics.

Journo2Go
Blog devoted to backpack journalism.

Million Cameras
RebelMouse site features hundreds of crowdsourced news photographs.

Mobile First News

OverviewProject.org
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.

TimeGlider
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.

TimelineSetter
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.

Easel.ly
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.

Dronestagram
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."

Scoop.it
Create online magazines with this curation tool. Works like a combination of Storify and Paper.li.

TinDeck.com
Free .MP3 uploading, hosting and sharing. Works similar to SoundCloud.

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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.

FindtheData.org
Search nine broad categories for relevant data, stats.

Topsy.com
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

BuddyPress
Build a social network into your Wordpress.org site.

Alex Gamela: Tips for Embedding Timelines

How to Use the Timeflow Timline Builder Tool

Tiki Toki Timeline Creation Tool

Skitch
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.

Journerdism.com
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.

MarkupWand
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.

Lanyrd
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.

Cyberjournalist.net: 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!

Newsonomics
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

SendSpace
Send/share large video files.

Best Practices for Engaging Facebook Users

Ifttt.com
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.

Pinterest

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

jPlayer: HTML 5 Audio and Video Player

BamBuser
Video streaming tool.

Cowbird
Online storytelling tool.

Time.com: 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

Crowdmap
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.

TimeToast
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.

Ushahidi
Open source code for interactive mapping.

MyComputerIP.com
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.

J-Log
A great weblog that covers current journalism topics.

TinyURL.com

Tr.im
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

HotSpotList.com
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.

SpinSpotter
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

TownNews.com
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.

NICAR
National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting

Journalistics: 91 Blogs Journalists Will Love

IRE
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

Poynter.org'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 Archive.org that searches screengrabs of old website designs.

Computer Newspaper Editors
A directory of hundreds of online news editors.

Journalismnet.com
Tutorials, links, story tips, government links. Great site!

Rapportive
Build rich contact profiles inside your Gmail.

Infogr.am
Build infographics in this free, easy-to-use browser-based tool.

Tweetblocker
Twitter spam filter.

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

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

Imbedding Almost Anything on Your Web Page

LetsGoDigital
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.

CyberAtlas.Internet.com
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.

MultimediaShooter.com
A photojournalism site that offers tips, news and commentary about digital storytelling.

KobreGuide.com
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.

ConsumerWebWatch.org
It's mission is to "investigate, inform and improve the credibility of information published on the World Wide Web."

Poynter.org: New Media Timeline
Background from the 1960s to the 1990s.

The Digital Publisher
A new column on online publishing.

WebArchivist.org
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.

JForum
Site closed May 2001 but still has content up.

Forbes.com: 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."

Netratings.com
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.

Web-Strategist

Top Documentary Films
Watch online documentaries for free.

The Internet Society: A Brief History of the Internet

Wall Street Journal All Things Digital

BuzzMachine
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

IfraNewsplex

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

Flot
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.

10000Words.net: 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 IfItWereMyHome.com 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.

JournoGraphica

Video: History of the Internet

New Media and Technology Law Blog

Backpack Journalism Blog
From Bill Gentile.

Mediactive
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.

SocMap.com
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

Scribd.com
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.

TrendsMap.com
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.

TwitterFall.com
Track trends on a specific topic or newsmaker.

Monitter
Great for tracking trends on a specific topic or newsmaker.

Datamasher.org
Charts government stats and other data.

p>Statemaster.com

ThisWeKnow.org

GovPulse.us

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

Spot.Us
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

Emphas.is
Crowdsourced funding for photojournalism projects, similar to Spot.us.

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.

MediaJobPod.org
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.

SnappyTV
How to pull live TV clips off the web and share in social media and embed in Storify.

KeepVid.com
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.

LucidChart
Build imbedded flow charts for free.

Gephi
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.

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

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

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

Animoto
Good for building free audio slideshows.

PhotoPeach
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

SPJ Journalism Blogs
Topics include: Ethics, legal issues, teaching, student journalism, freelancing, education and technology.

Poynter.org: Romensko's Media Blog
A daily must-read for tracking industry news.

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

Online Journalism Review
Knight Digital Media Center and the Annenberg School of Journalism at USC produce this timely blog on media topics.

PBS MediaShift: Media and Journalism Awards Pages

Knight Digital Media Center: News Leadership 3.0 Blog

New Media and Technology Law Blog

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.

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

Backpack Journalism Blog
From Bill Gentile.

Video Journalism
Cyndy Green's blog on thinking visually.

Newspaper Death Watch
Blog about issues in print media.

Mediactive
Blog on media industry trends from Dan Gillmor.

Greg Palast Journalism and Film Blog

PJNet: Public Journalism Network

Steve Yelvington's Media Blog

SensibleTalk.com
Robert Niles, formerly of the USC-Annenberg's Online Journalism Review, writes in a community forum "devoted to media, business, arts and technology criticism." He invites readers to share their observations in a public journal on the site.

10000Words.net: 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.).

Teaching Online Journalism Blog
Another must-read, from Mindy McAdams at the University of Florida.

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

Daggle
Danny Sullivan's blog on the online news business. He's an expert on search engine optimization and marketing.

International Press Institute

FreePress.net

Data-ish Blogs You Should Know About
Links to 37 blogs on data, statistics, visualization, maps, design, etc.

The Journalism Iconoclast
A blog on new media journalism run by Patrick Thornton, a new media journalist and Web developer. The blog provides commentary, news and advice on the ever-changing face of journalism. It also posts original research and solicit comments and advice from industry experts.

Capitol Beat
Blog from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors.

Institute for Analytic Journalism
Blog, podcast, tools, data analysis tools, graphics and more. Resources are managed by a team of working journalists and academics throughout the country.

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.

Online Censorship
Have you unjustly had content removed by a social media platform such as Flickr, YouTube, Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook? Report it on this site. Note: The name of the site is misleading. It's not really censorship as it's a website, not a government, doing the gatekeeping. But the site does have value.

EditorsWeblog.org

Reinventing the Newsroom
This blog is from Jason Fry, Web CMS evangelist for EidosMedia, a supplier of cross-media editorial platforms for news organizations. Fry worked at The Wall Street Journal Online and has also worked for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Fresno Bee.

10000Words.net: 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.).

Media Bloggers Association
A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and educating its members; supporting the development of blogging or citizen journalism.

Copyright Database
Use this Library of Congress database to track who owns copyright material.

LLRX.com: Debunking Copyright Myths

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Bloggers Legal Guide

MattWaite.com
Blog, tips and resources from web developer and CAR expert from the St. Petersburg Times.

Center for Social Media
From American University.

Mediaite
News and opinion on TV, print, and online media. It includes a media influence index and a jobs board.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video
From the Center for Social Media at American University.

Washington Journalism Education Association Blog

PBS: MediaShift Idea Lab

Center for Citizen Media and PressThink: Placeblogger

Public Journalism Network

J-Learning
Explores community journalism.

Covering Communities
Helpful tips for citizen journalists.

Ourmedia: Citizen Journalism

Reflections of a Newsosaur

Online Journalism Blog

SEO for Journalists Blog

Editors Weblog

100 of the Best Authors on Twitter

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

Cyberjournalist.net: Blog-Scan
Links to various industry-related stories.

Cyberjournalist.net: Indpendent Journalist Blogs
In Wiki format, a list of blogs published by independent journalists.

Cyberjournalist.net: J-Blogs
List of ongoing blogs published by news sites.

How to Change the World
Guy Kawasaki's Blog on technology and communication.

OnlineJournalism Blog
Great discussion of web-media industry trends.

Stanford's Innovation Journalism Blog

JD Lasica's New Media Musings
Former Sacramento Bee editor writes about social media trends.

NewsDesigner.com
A blogger covers news and trends in the newspaper design world.

The Mario Blog
News design blog from Mario Garcia.

Foreign Policy Blogs
Look up obscure useful words here, including slang and pop-culture language.

Typealyzer
Figures Myer-Briggs personality classification for blog authors.

The Mario Classroom
Design and typography blog from Mario Garcia.

Wired Journalists
Resource site for reporters, editors, executives, students and faculty interested in online journalism. Blog and other resources.

Sree's Twitter Guide for Skeptics and Newbies
Extensive list of Twitter tools from Sree Sreenivasan of the Columbia University journalism school.

Twitter for Journalists Podcast
Blog on tweeting from Sree Sreenivasan. You may need to set the audio (upper right corner) to your default player (iTunes, etc.)

Tell Zell
Run by someone claiming to be a Los Angeles Times staffer, this blog has a lot of inside dish about the staff layoffs, sales, etc. involving Sam Zell's ownership of Tribune Company.

Knight Digital Media: Michele McLellan's Leadership Blog
Blog discusses the challenges and opportunities of transforming their news organizations into creative, adaptive, multi-platform engines of journalism and information.

Blogcritics.com

Weblogs and the News
Explores some of the emerging forms of journalism online, including weblogs, collaborative news and community journalism.

Paul Mallasch Journalism Blog
A journalism blog/community. The site contains news about journalism, the ability to rant and rave about your job as a journalist, material about the Internet and how it's affecting journalism, pointers to innovative and useful online tools for journalists, etc.

RandallRothenberg.com
Blog from the president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

McClatchy News Wiki

Sree.net: Journalist Web Sites and Blogs
Personal sites of columnists, editors, reporters, etc.

Chicagoist
Gothamist site covers breaking news in the Chicago area.

GeekBrief.tv
Video blog from Cali Lewis.

BeatBlogging.org
A collaboration between 13 news organizations from around the country and NewAssignment.net on how journalists can use social networks to improve beat reporting.

NewAssignment.net

Sixthw
Brian Boyer's blog about the intersection of technology and journalism.

PBS: MediaShift Idea Lab
A group blog by "innovators who are reinventing community news for the Digital Age."

ResearchBuzz News Weblog
This site keeps you up on the latest research tools.

CapitolBeat Blog

Newsless.org
This blog by Matt Thompson aims to "advance the discussion of how we can better use the Web to deliver context in journalism."

Angry Journalist
Moderated bulletin board for journalists to complain about their jobs, the industry, etc.

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

Tweetake
Lets you back up your followers and people you are following.

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

Malcontent Home for Disgruntled Journalists

Testy Copy Editors

CrankyGeeks.com
A great technology blog by John C. Dvorak, a contributing editor at PC Magazine. Many entries on the future on online journalism.

Reuters MediaFile Blog
A great blog on timely media and technology topics.

NetworkWorld
Technology news and blogs.

Beet.tv
Blog about technology and the media.

Voike
A free Web application that allows users to post and share their spoken word, and music on blogs and other social networking sites including their own blog. Voike allows journalists to call in their reports: spoken word, text, and photos from their cell phones producing rich multimedia content.

JobMob: Resume Mistakes
Watch archived shows from the network.

Media Bloggers Assocation

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.

NAA: Imagining the Future of Newspapers Blog

Online News Association: Interactive Narratives Blog

World Editors Forum Editors Blog

NYU PressThink Blog
From NYU's Jay Rosen.

The Scoop Blog
CAR and investigative reporting.

BreakingTweets.com
Publishes edited and organized news from Twitter.

ConvoTrack
A great new tool for tracking how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

BackTweets.com
Similar to ConvoTrack, this site tracks how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

Online Journalism Blog
Publishes comment and analysis on developments in online journalism and online news, citizen journalism, blogging, mobile journalism, etc.. It's written by Paul Bradshaw, course director of the MA Online Journalism at Birmingham City University's (UK) School of Media,

Committee to Protect Journalists Blog

LooseWireBlog
Great commentary on online journalism trends.

Short Form Blog
Blog of short news items.

VervePhoto Documentary Photojournalism Blog
Tongue-in-cheek tips.

Digital Photography School
Great tips and tricks.

Digital Photography School: How Twitter Can Make You a Photojournalist

OutsideIn Story Maps
Allows you to map where you did your stories. Great tool to add to a blog.

Bouphonia
This "Friday Hope" news blog turns up some positive news stories.

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.

Newspapers

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Poynter Institute
Links to newspapers and other resources

NewspaperLayoffs.com
Tracks layoffs all over the country using a map.

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

2009 State of the News Industry Report
Annual report from the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Newspaper Death Watch
Blog on state of the industry.

100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
Picks from Conor Friedersdorf, associate editor of Atlantic and founder of Best of Journalism.

The Atlantic: 100 Great Pieces of Journalism

Yahoo! Media Watch
Daily headlines and news on the media industry.

State-by-State Guide to Shield Laws
Poynter site offers image map for easy search.

NewsCollege
Loaded with tip sheets and articles, this site features work previously published in "The Write Way," some of which have been updated and revised for NewsCollege. Started in early 2006, the site covers many writing basics, such as tightening copy and eliminating weak quotes.

American Society of Newspaper Editors
Links to dozens of journalism publications and online newspapers

American Press Institute

American Press Institute Media Center

Newspaper Association of America

National Press Club Library

Organization of News Ombudsmen
Articles, columns, conferences, links to columns and membership listing.

Northwestern's Readership Institute
A great resource of studies, stats and expert sources.

National Conference of Editorial Writers

National Society of Newspaper Columnists

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists

Organization of News Ombudsmen

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies

World Association of Newspapers

State of the News Media

SPJ: The Quill Online

Frontline Editors Project

CJR: Who Owns What?

The Mario Blog
News design blog from Mario Garcia.

ReportingtheTimes.com
A beginners guide to journalism and reporting.

LA Observed
A blog about LA media news.

NiemanWatchdog.org
This site raises key questions in the media and public affairs. It seeks experts from academia, the business world and government to provide questions and background on news topics. The site is part of the Nieman Watchdog Project at Harvard University.

American Association of Independent News Distributors

Library of Congress: Chronicling America -- Historic American Newspapers
An ever-expanding database of newspaper archives.

World Association of Newspapers
Covers a variety of journalism topics.

Audit Bureau of Circulations
Circulation audit site. Many resources and contacts.

Newsthinking.com
An excellent site on newspaper writing and reporting from Bob Baker of the LA Times. The site offers a dynamic e-newsletter on writing, editing and newsroom collaboration.

TheSlot.com
A site for copy editors.

Copyeditor.com

Copydesk.org

Newspapers.com

MediaLens.org
A good blog-like site for global news, trends and criticism.

The Media Beat
Journalist David Tereshchuk's media commentaries.

NewsKnife.com
Ranks the top news websites. Does a top 100 newspaper sites list.

NewsLibrary.com

INET Journalism Resources
Dozens of great links.

Newspaper Links
Links to darn near every online newspaper site.

Wire Service Guild

NY Times Syndicate

AP Managing Editors

PR Newswire Press Room

Knight-Ridder

CapitolBeat.org
Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors is an organization for statehouse reporters around the country.

Building an Intranet for Your Newsroom

Resources for Journalism Ethics
From Steve Buttry.

JScoopMedia
Offers blogs, job tips, journalism school statistics and "valuable industry news for tomorrow's editorial talent."

Archive.org
Site is indexing Sept. 11 content.

Newspaper Guild

World Association of Newspapers

International Newspaper Marketing Association

Cincinnati Enquirer and the Chiquita Secrets Revealed
A full collection of background and articles.

PubZone.com
Coverage of the Canadian Communications Industry.

Columbia Journalism Review Resource Guides
Covers a variety of journalism topics.

Providence Journal: The Power of Words
Bob Wyss of the Journal has a great site on writing and writing well.

Annual Surveys of Journalism and Mass Communications
From the University of Georgia Grady Center, this site samples recent journalism graduate about issues such as the job market.

Providence Journal: Reporters and Photographers Working Together
Tips from Bob Wyss of the Journal.

The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

The Evolution of the Newspaper of the Future
From Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine (1995).

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Capitol Beat
Blog from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors.

BuzzMachine.com

LAObserved
A blog about the LA media.

Providence Journal: Journalists Primer to Budgets
From the Journal's Dave Herzog.

Media Tenor Institute
Features extensive data of up to date research free of charge. There is also a free newsletter sent twice a week with the latest reports about the influence of media in public opinion. A important resource of information very useful for journalists and students concerned about impartial and balanced journalism.

Pulitzer Prize Winners
Database and bio information on winners.

Media-Alliance.org
Blog with media criticism, ideas, links to current issues in the industry.

RegrettheError.com: 2008 -- The Year in Media Errors and Corrections

Society for News Design: World's Best Designed Newspapers
Database of winners in various categories.

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

International Federation of Journalists
Represents more than 600,000 members in more than 100 countries. Promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through "strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists."

USF St. Petersburg: Links to U.S. Journalism Schools

British Library: International List of Journalism Departments

The International Center for Journalists

International Federation of Journalists

European Broadcasting Union

European Journalism Centre

Journalism Center on Children and Families

Washington Journalism Education Association Blog

Community Media Workshop (NewsTips.org)
Part of Columbia College, this site has resources on covering important issues in Chicago.

Ohio State: Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism

Maynard Institute

Inter Press Service

American Journalism Historians Association

National Newspaper Publishers Association

Committee to Protect Journalists Blog

Latin American Journalism Handbook

Native American Journalists Association

American Society of Business Publication Editors

National Sports Journalism Center
Indiana University organization features blogs and columns about trends in the industry. It's a must-bookmark for sports journalists.

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Journalism Organizations and Helpful Resources

SPJ.org
Society of Professional Journalists' site.

Columbia Journalism Review

Who Owns What?
A great site from the Columbia Journalism Review that explains the holdings and conflicts of interest of large media companies.

American Journalism Review
Magazine's online site.

AJR: Journalists Are Questioning News Embargos

Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications

International Center for Journalists
Many free resources, guidebooks, news and tips.

Freedom Forum
Updates on First Amendment issues.

International Press Institute

Newseum.org
Site for Gannett's cool journalism history museum.

Knight Digital Media Center
From the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, the site offers blogs, great journalism tips and industry trends. Includes a listing of training seminars and workshops.

Knight Foundation

American Review
Media and democracy page.

NewsTrust
An online community that rates the quality of mainstream and independent news stories.

Knight News Network

J-New Voices

J-Learning

Media Research Center
A media watchdog group.

Media Research Center
A dynamite site that has some commentary on media coverage of the political scene.

Center for Media and Public Affairs

Pew Foundation Internet

Society of Environmental Journalists

Skewed News Tutor
Site helps news consumers learn to pinpoint exactly why a report might feel one-sided, or skewed.

Radio-Info.com
News, message boards and statistics on the radio and radio new industry.

Center for International Media Ethics
Chicago-based organization has a goal supporting journalists in "maintaining high ethical standards that contribute to the media's consolidation as a fourth power in their country's governance."

National Center on Disability and Journalism
An independent journalism organization, its mission is "to educate journalists and educators about disability reporting issues in order to produce more accurate, fair and diverse news reporting." Lists programs, links, mailing lists, etc.

Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Center for Media and Democracy
Combats misleading PR practices.

Communications Rights in the Information Society (CRIS)
Covers race and gender issues in communications.

Media People
Interviews with various folks in the media, including CEOs, editors and media writers.

NuzGeeks.com
Free journalism directory.

JHistory: A Discussion Site For History of Journalism & Mass Communications

New West Network
Founded by former Industry Standard editor Jonathan Weber, this blog is a network of online communities devoted to the culture, economy, politics, etc.

No Train, No Gain
Compiles training materials by and for journalists around the world.

Reporter Pitch Story Information Exchange
Share story ideas, links and other resources.

Media Reader
MediaChannel's international, biweekly, multimedia magazine covers the best in the media about the media.

Pressnet: Journalists, Journalism and Mass Media in Internet
Journalists, journalism, mass media, students, studious, teachers and professors of the journalism and the social communication. World directory. Specialized directory.

News & Views Exchange Central: Discussion Board for Journalists

Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture (IJPC)
A project of the Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg School of Journalism that launched in April 2002. Among the articles, books and research: "Fiction or Fact: Hollywood Looks at the News," a 26-page essay written by Annenberg Associate Dean Joe Saltzman and Loren Ghiglione, former dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

CARMA: International Media Watch

SLA News Division Home Page

International Journalists' Network
Resources, headlines, seminars and more.

Criminal Justice Journalists

Sree.net: Journalist Web Sites
Personal sites of columnists, bloggers, reporters, etc.

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Excellent resources for journalists covering disasters, with resources on emotional trauma as it effects victims, survivors and journalists themselves. The site also set up a bulletin board for journalists to discuss their experiences covering the tragedy.

American Business Media

UK Journalism

UK: MousetrapMedia

Salon.com's Media Circus

Society of Editors
British press freedom and editorial standards site.

Jim Romenesko's Media News
Stay up on court cases and ethics issues from Poynter. Also, many links to TV and media columnists.

Press Access
It's a PR site, but it also tracks moves of reporters and editors to new newspapers, trade and business publications.

Looksmart.com's Journalism Profession Site
Links to dozens of research sites.

Benton Foundation: Journalism Headlines

Open Meetings and Records
News on court cases from Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Media Industry News

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Center for Community Journalism: National Consortium on Community Journalism
Experts from across the nation to share their thoughts on the state of community journalism.

The Ad Critic
A mecca for popular TV commercials.

Fair.org's Global Media Giants Page
A listing of influential media moguls. A who's who of corporate media leaders.

Press Access
Lots of media news and gossip. Folks moving within the industry, etc.

HonestReporting.com
An unofficial media monitor weblog. Media critiques, e-mail newsletter and more.

ElectronicIntifada.com
This weblog keeps an eye on Middle East news coverage. Includes articles and an e-newsletter.

Media Kitty
An online exchange for international journalists and public relations professionals in travel and tourism.

Brizcomm.com
Aims to be the benchmark for online content in Australia. Includes an archive of content-related tips from a weekly e-mail newsletter; a database of Web site reviews from a weekly columnist and weekly radio show; a free content jobs database for web work and workers; FAQs for content employers and employees; and contributed columns and reviews.

100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
Picks from Conor Friedersdorf, associate editor of Atlantic and founder of Best of Journalism.

American Statistical Association

Virginia Press Association Disaster Preparedness Plan
Go to the Association Services section and you will find information to help get your staffs thinking about what they'd do in such an event.

The Typing Injury FAQ
CTD Resource Network, Inc. offers information about repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel, common to many journalists.

Mediachannel.com

Media Research Center

Association of American Business Publications
More than 60 independent business publications nationwide.

Featurewell.com
Featurewell.com is an electronic marketplace that enables editors to purchase the rights to publish articles by the world's finest journalists. Our contributors earn the majority of licensing fees.

MediaChannel: Global Ownership Chart
Thanks to the merger boom, media power is more concentrated than ever. A new online chart presents the global media overlords in vivid color.

MediaChannel's Media Reader Page
Several columns and stories on industry trends.

MediaTenor.com
Features extensive data on media content analysis available free of charge. Every week the site updates with new data, such as the most quoted CEO, companies, politicians of the month in International media. There is also a free newsletter sent twice a week with the latest articles about agenda-setting, the influence of media in public opinion.

URLwire.com
A news service just for site reviewers, portal guide editors, writers, and reporters who link to great Web content.

Fair.org
Stories taken off the air/out of print for sponsor and owner conflicts.

Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Kansas State University Community Journalism Page
Resources for small-town publications.

SUNY-Oswego Community Journalism Page

World Press Institute
WPI's main goal is to promote a free press. The organization brings 10 journalists a year to the U.S. for four months of intensive briefings and interviews across the country. Applications can be found at the Web site.

Project Censored

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

White House News Photographers Association
Member directory, gallery, contests and more.

Education Writers Association
For education reporters.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Alliance of Area Business Publications

Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association

MediaDisasterPrep.com

Center for Media and Public Affairs
A non-profit, non-partisan media research organization located in Washington, D.C.

Editorial Freelancers Association

Web Journal of Mass Communication Research

Communication Institute for Online Scholarship

Institute for Public Relations Research and Education

Readership Institute

International Communication Association

National Communication Association

International Women's Media Federation
Works to strengthen the voice of women journalists around the world.

National Federation of Press Women

Journalism UK's Journalism Organizations Page

Paperloop.com
Online site for Pulp and Paper Week.

IwantMedia.com Job Layoffs Page
News industry gossip and stories on cutbacks.

Assn. of Health Care Journalists

National Association of Science Writers

International Journalists Network

Criminal Justice Journalists

IWantMedia.com's Organizations Page
Hundreds of links to global media contacts.

Malcontent Home for Disgruntled Journalists

Testy Copy Editors

Suite101.com: Journalism
Resources from Daryl Lease.

National Writers Union
A union of freelance writers who work for American publishers or employers.

National Association for Minorities in Communications

Association for Women in Communications

Association of Health Care Journalists
Newsletters, conventions, contacts, links and more.

Religion Newswriters Association

National Cartoon Museum

Ohio State: Cartoon Research Library

National Communication Association's Spectra newsletter

National Press Photographers Association
Tips, news, press releases, polls, event schedules and more.

Knight Center for Specialized Journalism

National Press Foundation

Media Democracy Now

Newspages.com
Alternative periodicals, university press releases, resource links.

World Press Photography
Non-profit organization commited to promoting photojournalism worldwide.

Photojournalism e-book: Breaking into Photojournalism
Kenneth Wajda, an author and an award-winning photojournalist, wrote an e-book for students and other photographers interested in how to break into the business of photojournalism. He covers how to find and shoot spot news, the importance of professional ethics and respect, how to build a sports and people portfolio on the side, and how to approach news and photo editors with your photographs. A must-read for aspiring photojournalists.

Society for News Design
Workshop schedule, membership database and more.

Journalism/Reporting/Student Listservs

CannyLink Internet Guide: News Wires List
A great list of global news services.

Journalism UK
Targeted to British print journalists.

National Religious Broadcasters
A few news resources.

CoxNews.com
Links to the news service, the member papers, Washington bureau, jobs and more.

Southern California Media Guild

Concerned Media Consumers Committee

Communications Roundtable
An association of 24 public relations, journalism, marketing, advertising, graphics, writers, interactive communications, television, training, multi-media, Internet and information technology and other communications organizations with more than 12,000 professional members.

SensibleTalk.com
Robert Niles, formerly of the USC-Annenberg's Online Journalism Review, writes in a community forum "devoted to media, business, arts and technology criticism." He invites readers to share their observations in a public journal on the site.


First Amendment/Free Expression

First Amendment Handbook
From the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Reporters Committee of Freedom of the Press
Latest news and resources on First Amendment issues.

First Amendment Center

Cornell: Listing of Bill of Rights/First Amendment

Findlaw: First Amendment and Annotations

Library of Congress/Bill of Rights

SPJ First Amendment Page
News articles, publications, awards and many other resources.

Florida First Amendment Foundation
A source for information, expertise, and assistance to the public and news media. It was founded as a non-profit organization in 1984 by The Florida Press Association, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, and the Florida Association of Broadcasters.

Free Expression Network Clearinghouse

The Free Expression Policy Project
An anti-censorship coalition to challenge Internet filters, v-chips, abstinence-only education, etc.

Center for Democracy and Technology

Committee of Concerned Journalists

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange
A virtual network of more than 50 organizations worldwide, the IFEX Clearing House monitors the state of free expression and transmits the information it collects to individuals and organizations in more than 120 countries.

Reporting Civil Rights

Newseum

Encyclopedia of USA History: Journalists

FCC: Historical Periods in Television Technology

University of North Carolina: History of Business Journalism

Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture

JHistory

Media History Monographs

Media History Project

PBS: Soldiers Without Swords -- The Black Press

PBS: Yellow Journalism

The International Journalists Network

Magazines

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Internet Public Library: Online Serials
Links to more than 3,000 magazine titles.

American Society of Magazine Editors

Magazines of the Future
The Magazine Publishers of America feature look at how the industry and presentation will change in this Flash presentation.

Magazine Publishers of America

Wooden Horse Magazine Links

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies

InsertTextHere.com

TIME Magazine Cover Search Database
In conjunction with the 80th anniversary of TIME magazine, all of the magazine's covers (around 4,200 of them) are now searchable and can be viewed individually as high-resolution 400x527 images. Some of the topic searches are listed below.

TIME Magazine 80th Anniversary Special

American Society of Business Publication Editors

Life Magazine Cover Collection
Covers from 1936 to 1972.

International Federation of the Periodical Press
Global magazine resources site.

Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals
Covers a comprehensive range of issues important to the professional database searcher.

NewsDesign.net
A great design site featuring several articles from various magazines that should be of interest.

MyGazines.com
Encourages people to copy and upload popular magazines on newsstands. Run by an offshore company that's working around digital piracy laws. You can use the site to look up past issues of publications, but there are ethical concerns.

True/Slant.com
Launched in June 2009, True/Slant is an "original content news network tailored to both the "Entrepreneurial Journalist" and marketers who want a more effective way to engage with digital audiences. Contributors, consumers and marketers each have a voice."

Broadcasting

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Federal Communications Commission
Handbooks, resources, press releases, bureau/office listings, contact information and more.

National Academy of Television Journalists

National Association of Broadcasters

Broadcast Education Association
Studies, news, teaching tools and a huge database of members.

RTNDA

Television News Center
Tips, training, etc.

IBB Voice of America: Pronunciation Guide
An invaluable tool to broadcasters on deadline.

Voice of America: Iraqi Place Name Pronunciation Guide

Voice of America: Recent Names in the News

NewsBlues.com
Covers the TV news industry. News items galore.

LiveNewsCameras.com
Features more than 110 live streaming video channels from network affiliates around the world, as well as Sky News and the Pentagon Channel. Users stay updated through a Twitter feed and by live moderators that are based out of cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles. Users also can imbed the moderator feed into their blog, website or MySpace page. The site also features live weather channels, an RSS feed and a blog. The site can be particularly helpful to TV and radio journalists tracking stories in other cities.

G4: Attack of the Show
Online program features cool web tools, viral videos, new gadgets, movies, comics, etc. Great for tracking pop culture online.

NewsCollege
Loaded with tip sheets and articles, this site features work previously published in "The Write Way," some of which have been updated and revised for NewsCollege. Started in early 2006, the site covers many writing basics, such as tightening copy and eliminating weak quotes.

University of Delaware: Television News Database
More than 10,000 local television news stories that you can easily search and watch.

OpenAirwaves.org Media Database
From the Center for Public Integrity, this site has a media ownership search to include network designations for television stations and information on the nation's largest newspapers. Enter a zip code or city name and track ownership of TV, radio and cable stations in that zip code area.

NewsLab.org: Strategies for Local TV News
Trends and tips on the industry.

Podcasting News.com
News on cutting-edge ways of using podcasts.

Podcast Directory
Seach by genre, most-popular, language, region, buzz. Tips on creating a podcast, etc.

GodTube.com
Broadcasts more than 800,000 hours of video, and allows users to comment on videos, which range from sermons to comedies and musical performances.

TVNewser
From MediaBistro site offers news about the industry, ratings, etc.

TVNewsday
News feed and other resources on the broadcast industry.

Assignment Editor
Started by the managing editor at CBS/WBBM-TV in Chicago, this site, under new ownership, is used worldwide to navigate millions of destinations on the Internet each month. Our main users are the news decision makers of the world who decide what hundreds of millions of people see and read each day.

Poynter.org: Crime Coverage Tips for Broadcasters

YouTube.com
Searchable database of video clips from around the world. Type in a name and search, chances are, you'll find some video clips.

BCBeat
A broadcasting and cable blog.

News Blues.com
A great TV news industry site. Links, job listings, insider gossip and contact information for nearly 1,600 stations.

TVNewsGigs.com
Search by job type, salary range, etc.

SpeakWire
Translates headlines from various RSS feeds into spoken English. Part of a beta site from Great Britain.

Blinx TV
Database of news and other video.

TheBackhaul.com: Web Crawler
Great for developing story ideas, this site scans the Web sites of more than 400 local television stations, and compiles and e-mails the results. Also a free e-mail newsletter.

RTNDA: War Resources
Hundreds of links and free resource guides you can download as .PDFs. An excellent quick-stop resource.

RTNDA: Bioterrorism Resources
Hundreds of links and free resource guides you can download as .PDFs. An excellent quick-stop resource.

Lost Remote: Converting TV Scripts to the Web
A great set of tips.

Plugged In: Using the Internet for High School and Professional Journalism
Downloading this online publication from the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will prove valuable to students and educators, station interns and journalists new to the profession.

FCC: Cross-Ownership Studies

TyndallReport.com
Run by ADT Research, this site charts how much time each broadcast spent on each topic each night.

Poynter.org: FCC Cross-Ownership Studies

FCC: Center for Digital Democracy

The NewsMarket
The NewsMarket provides free broadcast-standard video and multimedia content from corporations, government agencies and non-profits. Journalists can search, preview and request video and other content on demand, online, via digital download or can choose to receive tape-by-mail.

Poynter.org: Video Photography and Editing Ethics
Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute urges the National Press Photographers Association to adopt ethics guidelines for video photography and editing.

University of Delaware: Television News Database
More than 10,000 local television news stories that you can easily search and watch.

Tyndall Report
Tracks what the network news covers by how many minutes the evening and morning newscasts devote to topics.

TV4all.com/portal.htm
Broadband streaming of 250-plus television services around the world. VERY enlightening if you want to get an idea of how other countries view various stories.

Prometheus Radio Project
Support, training and organizing for non-commercial community radio broadcasters.

Broadband Television Central
Focuses on broadband industry news and trends..

National Association of Broadcasting Education Foundation
Education resources, seminars, etc.

Vanderbilt University Television News Archive

Broadcast.net
Billed as the broadcast industry's home page.

SoapDetectives: Podcasts of Old Radio Programs
Use this site to download old mysteries to your iPod.

The NewsMarket
Provides free broadcast-standard video and multimedia content from corporations, government agencies and non-profits. Journalists can search, preview and request video and other content on demand, online, via digital download or can choose to receive tape-by-mail.

MediaLink Broadcast Glossary
Terms and basics.

Your Dictionary.com: 100 Most Mispronounced Words

Your Dictionary.com: 100 Most Misspelled Words

Mervin Block's Broadcast Newswriting Workshop
A tips section is available from two of his newswriting textbooks. An occasional mailing list is available by writing to mervinblock-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Newscript: Writing for Radio
This site is run by Michael Meckler, a professor of classical and medieval Latin literature at Ohio State University. A useful guide to various forms of audio journalism, along with practical tips on writing for the ear.

Live365: Radio Stations
Claims to be the world?s largest collection of radio stations.

Corporate Communications Broadcast Network

Using Hidden Cameras
From RTNDF.

PBS: Inside Local News Documentary

Edward R. Murrow Reports
Listen to audio reports from one of the best broadcast news journalists of his era.

Media Tenor Institute
Features extensive data of up to date research free of charge. There's also a free newsletter sent twice a week with the latest reports about the influence of media in public opinion. A important resource of information very useful for journalists and students concerned about impartial and balanced journalism.

DigitalJournalist.org: Amy Bowers' TV Column
An archive of Amy Bowers' monthly television columns for digitaljournalist.org, a photojournalism site.

CBI College Broadcasting

Yes.com
This site tracks what is playing on radio stations nationally and keeps a log.

Pixsy.com
This search engine pulls images and video from all kinds of news resources. Browse by category, etc.

Media and Diversity

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Broadcasting

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Federal Communications Commission
Handbooks, resources, press releases, bureau/office listings, contact information and more.

National Academy of Television Journalists

National Association of Broadcasters

Broadcast Education Association
Studies, news, teaching tools and a huge database of members.

RTNDA

Television News Center
Tips, training, etc.

IBB Voice of America: Pronunciation Guide
An invaluable tool to broadcasters on deadline.

Voice of America: Iraqi Place Name Pronunciation Guide

Voice of America: Recent Names in the News


NewsBlues.com
Covers the TV news industry. News items galore.


LiveNewsCameras.com
Features more than 110 live streaming video channels from network affiliates around the world, as well as Sky News and the Pentagon Channel. Users stay updated through a Twitter feed and by live moderators that are based out of cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles. Users also can imbed the moderator feed into their blog, website or MySpace page. The site also features live weather channels, an RSS feed and a blog. The site can be particularly helpful to TV and radio journalists tracking stories in other cities.


G4: Attack of the Show
Online program features cool web tools, viral videos, new gadgets, movies, comics, etc. Great for tracking pop culture online.


NewsCollege
Loaded with tip sheets and articles, this site features work previously published in "The Write Way," some of which have been updated and revised for NewsCollege. Started in early 2006, the site covers many writing basics, such as tightening copy and eliminating weak quotes.

University of Delaware: Television News Database
More than 10,000 local television news stories that you can easily search and watch.

OpenAirwaves.org Media Database
From the Center for Public Integrity, this site has a media ownership search to include network designations for television stations and information on the nation's largest newspapers. Enter a zip code or city name and track ownership of TV, radio and cable stations in that zip code area.

NewsLab.org: Strategies for Local TV News
Trends and tips on the industry.

Podcasting News.com
News on cutting-edge ways of using podcasts.


Podcast Directory
Seach by genre, most-popular, language, region, buzz. Tips on creating a podcast, etc.

GodTube.com
Broadcasts more than 800,000 hours of video, and allows users to comment on videos, which range from sermons to comedies and musical performances.

TVNewser
From MediaBistro site offers news about the industry, ratings, etc.

TVNewsday
News feed and other resources on the broadcast industry.

Assignment Editor
Started by the
managing editor at CBS/WBBM-TV in Chicago, this site,
under new ownership, is used worldwide to navigate
millions of destinations on the Internet each month.
Our main users are the news decision makers of the
world who decide what hundreds of millions of people
see and read each day.


Poynter.org: Crime Coverage Tips for Broadcasters

YouTube.com
Searchable database of
video clips from around the world. Type in a name and
search, chances are, you'll find some video clips.

BCBeat
A broadcasting and cable blog.

News Blues.com
A great TV news industry site. Links, job listings, insider gossip and contact information for nearly 1,600 stations.

TVNewsGigs.com
Search by job type, salary range, etc.

SpeakWire
Translates headlines from various RSS feeds into spoken English. Part of a beta site from Great Britain.

Blinx TV
Database of news and other video.

TheBackhaul.com: Web Crawler
Great for developing story ideas, this site scans the Web sites of more than 400 local television stations, and compiles and e-mails the results. Also a free e-mail newsletter.

RTNDA: War Resources
Hundreds of links and free resource guides you can download as .PDFs. An excellent quick-stop resource.

RTNDA: Bioterrorism Resources
Hundreds of links and free resource guides you can download as .PDFs. An excellent quick-stop resource.

Lost Remote: Converting TV Scripts to the Web
A great set of tips.

Plugged In: Using the Internet for High School and Professional Journalism
Downloading this online publication from the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will prove valuable to students and educators, station interns and journalists new to the profession.

FCC: Cross-Ownership Studies

TyndallReport.com
Run by ADT Research, this site charts how much time each broadcast spent on each topic each night.

Poynter.org: FCC Cross-Ownership Studies

FCC: Center for Digital Democracy

The NewsMarket
The NewsMarket provides free broadcast-standard video and multimedia content from corporations, government agencies and non-profits. Journalists can search, preview and request video and
other content on demand, online, via digital download or can choose to receive
tape-by-mail.

Poynter.org: Video Photography and Editing Ethics
Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute urges the National Press Photographers Association to adopt ethics guidelines for video photography and editing.

University of Delaware: Television News Database
More than 10,000 local television news stories that you can easily search and watch.

Tyndall Report
Tracks what the network news covers by how many minutes the evening and morning newscasts devote to topics.

TV4all.com/portal.htm
Broadband streaming of 250-plus television services around the world. VERY enlightening if you want to get an idea of how other countries view various stories.


Prometheus Radio Project
Support, training and organizing for non-commercial community radio broadcasters.

Broadband Television Central
Focuses on broadband industry news and trends..

National Association of Broadcasting Education Foundation
Education resources, seminars, etc.

Vanderbilt University Television News Archive

Broadcast.net
Billed as the broadcast industry's home page.

SoapDetectives: Podcasts of Old Radio Programs
Use this site to download old mysteries to your iPod.

The
NewsMarket

Provides free broadcast-standard video and multimedia content from corporations, government agencies and non-profits. Journalists can search, preview and request video and other content on demand, online, via digital download or can choose to receive tape-by-mail.

MediaLink Broadcast Glossary
Terms and basics.

Your Dictionary.com: 100 Most Mispronounced Words

Your Dictionary.com: 100 Most Misspelled Words

Mervin Block's Broadcast Newswriting Workshop
A tips section is available from two of his newswriting textbooks. An occasional mailing list is available by writing to mervinblock-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Newscript: Writing for Radio
This site is run by Michael Meckler, a professor of classical and medieval Latin literature at Ohio State University. A useful guide to various forms of audio journalism, along with practical tips on writing for the ear.

Live365: Radio Stations
Claims to be the world?s largest collection of radio stations.

Corporate Communications Broadcast Network

Using Hidden Cameras
From RTNDF.

PBS: Inside Local News Documentary

Edward R. Murrow Reports
Listen to audio reports from one of the best broadcast news journalists of his era.

Media Tenor Institute
Features extensive data of up to date research free of charge. There's also a free newsletter sent twice a week with the latest reports about the influence of media in public opinion. A important resource of information very useful for journalists and students concerned about impartial and balanced journalism.

DigitalJournalist.org: Amy Bowers' TV Column
An archive of Amy Bowers' monthly television columns for digitaljournalist.org, a photojournalism site.

CBI College Broadcasting


Yes.com
This site tracks what is playing on radio stations nationally and keeps a log.

Pixsy.com
This search engine pulls images and video from all kinds of news resources. Browse by category, etc.

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