Broadcast Journalism

Broadcast Journalism

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GIJN: How to Set Up a Video Unit for a Small Newsroom

NPR Training: Six Tips for Catching Your Writing Mistakes

Video: Live Shot Safety
Tips for broadcasters on how to safely set up a live shot.

International Media Support Group: Journalist Safety
Medical training, how to set up a live shot, covering protests, etc.

Veed.io Video Converter
Convert videos to different file formats including MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, FLV, and more.


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

Radio TV Digital News Association

National Association of Broadcasters

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

National Academy of Television Journalists

National Association of Television Arts and Sciences

Internet Archive: TV News
View clips from nearly 2 million shows since 2009.

TV Explorer
Rapidly create a visual dashboard that summarizes broadcast television news coverage of your search using data from the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive.

FCC: TV Query Broadcast Station Search
Look up who owns a broadcast license. Find addresses, call signs and more.

Video: Live Shot Safety
Tips for broadcasters on how to safely set up a live shot.

International Media Support Group: Journalist Safety
Medical training, how to set up a live shot, covering protests, etc.

Video: How to Use TV Explorer
A 15-minute training video on how to use tool.

AI Television Explorer
Searches a more limited subset of stations (CNN back to Jan. 25, 2020 and MSNBC/FOX/BBC back to April 2, 2020 and ABC/CBS/NBC evening news back to 2010) but uses Google’s Video AI API to visually index them, so you can search by topics, OCR’d screen text, etc.

VideoLAN
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It also assists in helping you download YouTube videos. Free, no spyware and runs on all platforms.

Forvo: Pronunciation Guide


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10 Words Everyone Should Know How to Pronounce

Sodaphonic
A browser-based audio editor.

RenderForest
Online video and animation maker.

Washington Post: Fact-Checkers Guide to Manipulated Video

Words to Time
Timing a script or speech? Use WordstoTime.com to time out your speech.

Snapstream
SnapStream’s easy-to-use news and media video workspace gives you real-time video content superpowers. Watch & search live TV or streamed content alongside a live transcript. Clip, edit, and share news, politics, sports, and entertainment moments as they happen.

Center for Media Engagement: Gaining Trust in TV News
The Center for Media Engagement examined how TV news stations can increase trust by including certain elements in a story.

RTDNA: News Writing Resources

GIJN: How to Set Up a Video Unit for a Small Newsroom

Veed.io Video Converter
Convert videos to different file formats including MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, FLV, and more.

Social News Desk
A great newsroom tool to manage stations’ social media accounts. It helps us map out the day’s posts (but also very flexible to upgrade and change). It was created by two former newsroom managers so they understand what producers need.

Happs
Happs is a news platform and mobile app co-founded by the former head of programming at CNN. Happs allows journalists to expand and monetize their audience via live journalism. It enables journalists to have their own show with multiple guests, customizable graphics, and pre-recorded videos; broadcast it live to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more simultaneously; and develop paying sponsors.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting
A vast, searchable and streamable radio and television archive with programs created by public media stations across the country from the past 70+ years. The AAPB includes local, regional and national news coverage, cultural content and more which can be used to provide context around today’s headlines. Searchable transcripts are available and many items can be embedded online.

RTDNA: Daily Self-Care Practices for Journalists

Radio.co
Create your own internet radio station.

WochitThis short-form video editor lets you use your video clips or pull from a library (including music). Great for layering text in this browser-based tool. Great for creating social videos.

Dart Center: Covering Coronavirus — Tips for Video Journalists
Great tips on safety, cleaning equipment, pre-production work, etc.

The GDelt Project
Quantifying The COVID-19 Public Health Media Narrative Through TV & Radio News Analysis.

How to Search Closed Captioning on YouTube

WorldCams.tv
Live cams from all over the world. Great for capturing B-roll on the fly.

SubDl
Any reporter-related videos that appear on YouTube or other video sites can be quickly downloaded and subtitled for free and quickly translated into multiple languages.

9/11 Special Coverage Collection
This archive from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting is searchable by keyword, and clips or full programs can be embedded online.

Google: World Cams
List cams from cities and destinations around the world.


These videos were created by the SPJ Education Committee. Here’s a playlist of all of its training videos.


Panopto
Create and manage video learning content.

OBS Open Broadcaster Software
Free open-source software for video recording and livestreaming.

iOGrapher: Live Video Bundle Starter Kit for Tablets

Academy of Storytellers
Learn about video storytelling.

Illinois Broadcast Association Newsroom
Tips, public records resources, pronunciation guide, etc.

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

Cue Prompter
Teleprompter tool that works on mobile devices and on the web.

Video Journalism
Cyndy Green’s blog on thinking visually.

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

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

How Can Newsrooms Verify Video from Eyewitnesses?
Great set of resources from First Draft News.

NPR Training: Six Tips for Catching Your Writing Mistakes

Essential Tools and Tactics for Video on Social

TNW: Tips for Creating Social Video Content

InVid
Chrome and Firefox plug-in that verifies photos and video.

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

Wirewax
Create interactive videos.

Mobile Tools for Video

Touchcast
Create interactive videos.

GoAnimate
Create animated videos.

Broadcasting & Cable Magazine
Covers the business of television. “People on the move” section is great for tracking executives.

SendSpace
Send/share large video files.

NewScript.com
Tips on writing for radio.

Advancing the Story
Blog on the broadcast news industry from Deb Halpern at the University of Mississippi.


These videos were created by the SPJ Education Committee. Here’s a playlist of all of its training videos.


Archive of American Television Interviews
Anyone interested in the history of American television will want to check out these often extensive video interviews, posted in 30-minute segments.

Kobre Guide
Web’s best multimedia and video journalism.

Internet Talk Radio Network

TalkZone.com
Internet talk radio shows.

Radio-Locator
Search globally for radio stations and streaming sites.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Hi-Def News Caps

Prelinger Stock Video Footage Archive

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.

TVNewsday
News feed and other resources on the broadcast industry.

How Social Media is Changing the Business of TV

TouchCast
For desktop and mobile. Create interactive videos.

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.

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

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.

Archive.org: Free Film from the U.S. Government

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

FCC: Center for Digital Democracy

InsideRadio.com

AllAccess.com
Radio and music industry site.

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.

Broadcast Music Inc.

TVNewsday.com

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

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

Vanderbilt University Television News Archive

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.

Mashable: How Social Media Is Changing the Business of TV

National Association of Broadcasters

TVZ
International TV news reporting site.

Archive of American Television
Blog on TV news.

Vanderbilt University: Television News Archive
The Television News Archive collection is at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

TV History
Links, FAQ, decade-by-decade breakdown the evolution of television and TV manufacturers. Look at past TV guides, TV models, etc.

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

Public Radio News Directors Incorporated

Ethics Guide for Public Radio Journalism

jPlayer: HTML 5 Audio and Video Player

BamBuser
Video streaming tool.

Cowbird
Online storytelling tool.

TV History
Links, FAQ, decade-by-decade breakdown the evolution of television and TV manufacturers. Look at past TV guides, TV models, etc.

Old Time Radio Catalog
Offers thousands of old time radio shows on MP3 CD including thousan of free downloads and articles about the golden age of radio.

TelevisionWeek
TV industry news, ratings and more.

Tyndall Report

NPR as a Matter of Fact Blog

Podcasting Legal Guide

B-Roll.net
Television photojournalism site.

Internet Archive: Universal Newsreels
Search more than 600 newsreels from Universal (1929 to 1967).

KeepVid.com
Download streaming video from YouTube and other sites to edit and use in your video.

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.

AudioFiles
Search through hundreds of radio shows and podcasts.

PBS: Inside Local News Documentary

KobreGuide.com
Guide to the best in multimedia and video journalism.

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.

TV News Closet
TV news clothing online consignment shop.

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

High School Broadcast Journalism
Resources for high school programs from RTNDF.

NFCB: National Federation of Community Broadcasters
Community radio representative for more than 40 years.

Broadcast Journalism: Techniques of Radio and Television News
The 8th edition of the book includes not only basic techniques and classic examples for the production of radio and TV news, but also new technology and the latest case studies. The fundamental skills of interviewing, news writing and production now have to cope with the prevalence of Fake News and Deep Fakes and verifying content in an endless flow of social media. This edition also includes newsgathering with mobile devices, live reporting and using data and graphics, dozens of new images and links for downloads and further reading, plus end-of-chapter exercises and tutor notes.

Essential Radio Skills: How to Present a Radio Show
An e-book available on Amazon, this is a practical, how-to guide to producing and presenting radio. Packed with day-to-day advice from preparing your show, last minute changes to running orders and music and talk radio skills.

The Live-Streaming Handbook: How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop
Covers how to present live-video shows from your phone and stream them straight to Facebook and Twitter. From structuring and developing a show, to establishing an effective online persona and getting more people to watch. This book is invaluable to entrepreneurs, professionals and students working in journalism, public relations, marketing and digital media, as well as general readers interested in live-streaming at home.


Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009

YouTube: Walter Cronkite Interviews and Reports

Google News: Walter Cronkite’s Death

Blogs About Walter Cronkite’s Death


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