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    NBCUacademy.com
    Free journalism education powered by NBCU News Group teaching the fundamental skills to help journalists succeed. We offer free online instruction and digital content as well as hands-on training at select campuses and in NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo newsrooms. Our continuous learning initiative provides fellowships and other job opportunities, direct funding and course development to our partner universities.

    SPJ MMJ Safety Guidelines
    Safety and security, legal, ethics and mental health resources for multimedia journalists.

    Moble Motion: Master Your iPhone Camera Epic Tutorial
    Beginner to expert guide with great tips

    Newsgathering Tutorial from John Huerta
    Great examples of B-roll and how to think visually from KING-5 journalist. He has other tutorial on his channel as well.

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

    NBCU Academy: Transcribing For News
    Logging taught by NBC News staff.


    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.

    SPJ MMJ Safety Guidelines
    Safety and security, legal, ethics and mental health resources for multimedia journalists.

    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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    Newsgathering Tutorial from John Huerta
    Great examples of B-roll and how to think visually from KING-5 journalist. He has other tutorial on his channel as well.

    10 Words Everyone Should Know How to Pronounce

    NBCU Academy: Transcribing For News
    Logging taught by NBC News staff.

    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

    NBCUacademy.com
    Free journalism education powered by NBCU News Group teaching the fundamental skills to help journalists succeed. We offer free online instruction and digital content as well as hands-on training at select campuses and in NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo newsrooms. Our continuous learning initiative provides fellowships and other job opportunities, direct funding and course development to our partner universities.

    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.

    Moble Motion: Master Your iPhone Camera Epic Tutorial
    Beginner to expert guide with great tips

    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.

    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.

    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

    BEA Diversity Links and Resources

    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.


    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

    Ethics Guide for Public Radio Journalism

    jPlayer: HTML 5 Audio and Video Player

    BamBuser
    Video streaming 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.

    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.

    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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