JournalismNext: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing
Publication Year: 2010
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Introduction: Journalism Is About People, Not Technology
- Newspapers Are Dying. Why Should I Go into Journalism?
- What Job Can I Get in Journalism?
- Chapter 1: We Are All Web Workers Now
- Tech Innovator: Greg Linch, Publish2
- Digital Information
- What Is It? How the Internet Works
- How Web Servers Work
- How Web Browsers Work
- Your Browser's Cache
- Plug-Ins and Extensions
- What Is It? Syndicated Content with RSS
- What's Next? Set Up an RSS Reader and Subscribe to Feeds
- Select a Reader
- Find a Feed and Subscribe
- Determine What Is Best to Subscribe to
- Subscribe to News Alerts and Searches
- What Is It? FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
- What's Next? Set Up an FTP Program
- Web-Design Basics
- What Is It? How Web Pages Work
- What's Next? Build an HTML Page Quickly
- Images and HTML
- HTML Editors
- HTML Tutorials
- What Is It? CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
- What's Next? Add CSS to HTML
- CSS Essentials
- CSS Tutorials
- What Is It? XML (Extensible Markup Language)
- Summary: Start to See Digital Opportunities
- Get Going Checklist
- Chapter 2: Advanced Blogging
- Tech Innovator: Ken Sands, Formerly of Congressional Quarterly
- What Is It? Blog Basics
- Why Blogs Are Important
- Blogs Changed Web Publishing
- Blogs Changed Journalism
- Becoming a Blogger
- Learn the Language
- What's Next? Make a Plan, Create a Blog
- Choose a Blog System
- Customize Your Blog's Appearance
- What's Next? How to Build an Audience for Your Blog
- Use Photos and Screenshots
- Post Early, Post Often
- Participate in the Community
- Use RSS Feeds to Beat the Competition
- Summary: Love It or Leave It
- Get Going Checklist
- Chapter 3: Crowd-Powered Collaboration
- Tech Innovator: Mike Sando, ESPN.com
- What Is It? Crowdsourcing
- Why Crowdsourcing Is Important
- Thousands of Contributions
- Thousands of Individual Stories
- What Is It? Open-Source Reporting
- Why Open-Source Reporting Is Important
- Beatblogging Develops Sources in a New Way
- Link Journalism Taps Power of the Web
- What Is It? Pro-Am Journalism
- Newspapers Tap the Power of the Crowd
- Print Can Still Be a Powerful Tool
- Summary: Collaborative Publishing Is Here to Stay
- Get Going Assignments
- Chapter 4: Microblogging: Write Small, Think Big
- Tech Innovator: Ellyn Angelotti, Poynter Institute
- What Is It? Microblogging
- Why Is Microblogging So Popular?
- Why Is Microblogging Important?
- Emergence as an Important Tool
- Effective Medium for Breaking News
- Crowdsourcing and Building Community
- Marketing and Building Your Brand
- What's Next? Start Using Twitter
- Learn the Twitter Basics
- Build Your Network
- Search on Microblogs: The Live Web
- Start Tweeting
- Start Following
- Go Mobile
- Summary: Tap the Power
- Get Going Assignments
- Chapter 5: Going Mobile
- Tech Innovator: Tim Repsher, Media General
- What Is It? Mobile Journalism
- What's Next? Making Mobile Journalism
- Choose Your Story
- Gear Up and Get Out: Reporting on the Go
- If You're a Gearhead
- If You're a Light Packer
- Publishing Options
- Mobile Microblogging
- Live Blogging
- Mobile Video
- Mobile Multimedia
- Mobile Crowdsourcing
- Summary: Mobile Future
- Get Going Checklist
- Chapter 6: Visual Storytelling with Photographs
- Tech Innovator: Richard Hernandez, University of California–Berkeley, and Multimediashooter.com
- What Is It? Digital Photography
- Ownership, Copyright and Fair Use
- Digital Camera Basics
- Two Kinds of Digital Cameras
- Basic Camera Functions
- What's Next? Shooting Better Photos with a Digital Camera
- Shooting Mug Shots
- More Time Leads to Better Photos
- What's Next? Working with Digital Photographs
- Edit Your Take
- Manage Digital Photos on Your Computer
- Edit Digital Photos on Your Computer
- Using Photoshop Elements
- More Advantages of Photoshop
- What's Next? Publish Your Photos Online
- Publish Photos on a Blog
- Create and Publish Compelling Slide Shows
- Building a Photo Gallery in Photoshop Elements
- Building an Audio Slide Show in Soundslides
- Summary: Photography Is a Critical Tool for Journalists
- Get Going Checklist
- Chapter 7: Making Audio Journalism Visible
- Tech Innovator: Jonathan Kern, NPR (Retired)
- What Is It? Audio Journalism
- Why Audio Journalism Is Important
- How News Organizations Use Audio
- What's Next? Get Started with Audio
- Recording Interviews
- Choose Your Location
- Gather Natural Sound
- Prepare Your Subject
- Watch What You Say
- Try Delayed Recording
- Mark the Best Spots
- Doing Voice-Overs
- Write a Script
- Warm Up
- Find Operative Words
- Keep It Conversational
- What's Next? Gear Up and Get Out There
- Choose a Digital Recorder
- Under $100
- Record with Your Computer
- Use an External Mic
- Use Headphones
- Prepare Before You Go Out
- What's Next? Editing Digital Audio
- Understand Digital Formats
- Get Ready to Edit
- Editing with Audacity
- Try Advanced Editing Techniques
- What's Next? Start Podcasting
- iTunes and Podcasting
- Summary: Audio Journalism—Part of Next Big Thing
- Get Going Checklist
- Chapter 8: Telling Stories with Video
- Tech Innovator: Tim Peek, NBC
- What Is It? The Digital Video Revolution
- Impact of Digital Video
- A Versatile Form of Journalism
- Two Journalists, One Goal
- Perfection Not Necessary
- What's Next? Plan Your Video and Go
- Use Different Approaches for Different Projects
- Try Storyboarding
- Mix Your Shots
- Build Five-Shot Sequences
- What's Next? Voice in Video
- Learn Effective Video Interviewing
- Use a Stand-Up, Even If You Don't Want to
- Control Your Story with Voice-Overs
- What's Next? Gear Up and Get Out There
- Array of Camera Choices
- Video Camera Shopping Questions
- What Media Type?
- Do I Need High Def?
- What Software Will I Be Using to Edit This Footage?
- What Accessories Do I Need?
- What's Next? Shooting Good Video
- Aim for Solid, Not Spectacular, Clips
- Get Good Audio
- Mix in Still Images
- What's Next? Working with Digital Video Files
- Keep It Short
- Choose Your Editing Software
- Practice Visual Storytelling
- What's Next? Publishing Video Online
- Do Your Own Compression
- Seek Viral Video Distribution
- Summary: Start Small, but Make Sure You Start
- Get Going Checklist
- Chapter 9: Data-Driven Journalism and Digitizing Your Life
- Tech Innovator: Jennifer Carroll, Gannett
- What Is It? Your Digital Life
- Organize Your E-mail
- Find the Right Personal Productivity Tools
- Develop a Strategy
- Bring Order to Your Contacts
- Bring Order to Your Work
- What Is It? Data-Driven Journalism
- Why Is Data-Driven Journalism Important?
- Every Story Is a Field of Data
- Telling Stories with Data
- Helping Reporters Do Their Jobs
- Sharing Data
- What's Next? Building Spreadsheets, Databases
- Creating a Spreadsheet Is Easy
- Moving from Spreadsheet to Relational Database
- What Is It? Map Mashups
- Map Mashups Tell Stories, Too
- Applications in Breaking News
- What's Next? Build an Interactive Map with Data
- Think Beyond Single-Use Maps
- Location-Aware Devices Are Changing the Game
- Summary: Better Life, Better Journalism
- Get Going Checklist
- Chapter 10: Managing News as a Conversation
- Tech Innovator: Solana Larsen, Global Voices
- What Is It? News as a Conversation
- Making Conversation
- Conversing Through Comments
- Conversing Through Social Networking
- Why the News Conversation Is Important
- What's Next? Build and Manage a Community Online
- Make News Participatory
- Journalists Must Get Involved
- Develop Sources Through Social Networks
- Collaborate with Your Community
- What's Next? Keep Conversations Accurate and Ethical
- Set Guidelines for Participants
- Monitor Offensive Postings
- Know Your Legal Responsibilities
- Correct Errors
- Summary: Social Media Is Journalism
- Get Going Checklist
- Chapter 11: Building a Digital Audience for News
- Tech Innovator: Dale Steinke, King5.com and NWCN.com
- What Is It? Measuring Journalism
- What's Next? Track All That You Publish
- What to Track
- How to Set Benchmarks
- What's Next? Track Your Audience
- Use Web Analytics Software
- Identify Key Data Points
- What Is It? Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Understand Search Engines
- SEO for Journalists
- What's Next? Use SEO to Grow Your Audience
- Grow Audience with Content and Links
- Grow Audience with Video SEO
- Write Effective Web Headlines
- Write for Readers and Robots
- Make Good Headlines Better
- What Next? Use Social Media Tools as Distribution Channels
- Target Specific Channels
- Increase Social Capital
- Summary: Track, Measure, Distribute, Adapt
- Get Going Checklist
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[Page iii]To Sam and Ellie, with the hope that they grow up in a world with journalism of worth, regardless of form.
And to Lori, who makes everything I do worthwhile.[Page iv]
Foreword[Page xiv]By, vice president and editor in chief, http://MSNBC.com
If you work in journalism for any length of time, you'll find that your career becomes a linked list of defining moments.
There will be the first byline. The first election night. The first disaster that hits close to home. There will be the first FOIA request to yield good information, and the first FOIA request rejected for no apparent reason. There will be the first bad guy your news organization exposes and the first mistake you make that has to be corrected (hang it on your fridge; don't ever forget it).
And here's the new wrinkle for journalists in the 21st century: while you're absorbing these individual lessons, the entire industry will face its own series of defining moments. And each increment of that change will create yet more opportunities for you to learn and grow.
There has never been a more exciting time to be in journalism. Sure, here we could launch into the running list of print publications closing and broadcast organizations cutting news budgets and staff, but that would fundamentally miss the point. The practice and profession of journalism is changing, to be sure, but change is what news is—without change, we'd have nothing to report. We fail to embrace it at our own peril, and to the detriment of the audience we are here to serve.
I worked at five different newspapers in five different cities before I joined a national news Web site. When I made the move, I had no idea that in less than three years the entire newspaper industry would be upended, hundred-year-old publications would be closing and thousands of journalists would be laid off. When I moved, I believed that transformation of the local news report was overdue, but it wasn't clear that it was already far, far too late for many organizations.
I went into journalism to serve a community, and at a local news organization it is fairly simple to define the community you serve—you drive through it every day on your way to work. When I moved to [Page xv]a national Web site, I was afraid that clarity of purpose would be more elusive. How would I be able to get my arms around, much less design a strategy around, this global “virtual” audience?
The answer came just weeks after I started the new job. Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and so much would never again be the same. The swarm of national media was in New Orleans and there was no shortage of up-to-the-minute breaking coverage. We felt a responsibility to use our resources in a different, rather than duplicative, way.
The momentum that fuels news organizations is an extremely special thing. Even as our reporters and photographers were dispatched to the airport, our technology team was crashing on the build of “missing” and “found” message boards that ultimately connected hundreds of families. Our creative development team was subscribing to and simultaneously designing a blog template to use as our reporting platform. Our journalists called from Memphis to ask for their next move and we sent them to Mississippi, where the lack of a romantic New Orleans–style tale had left a huge gap in the story's coverage. They started reporting in the blog, with text, pictures and video, literally the minute they arrived.
[Page xvi]But it wasn't the textured report, using multiple media, that made this story my defining answer to “why digital will save journalism.” It wasn't even the ability to immediately connect with an audience that was personally affected by the tragedy, and the nation grieving for them. Those abilities were incredible, but they were merely the vehicle to a visceral connection with this story's “community.”
The users, literally, were along for the ride. They asked our reporters to check on relatives, towns, buildings they couldn't find any reports on; and our reporters took those suggestions and found new stories to report. The community sent advice and words of caring and concern to those who shared their stories of being trapped and devastated. More fortunate users donated money and aid to the subjects of our stories. They followed every twist and turn as our reporters returned to a flooded home and found a rescued man's beloved “Miss Kitty”—the pet he'd been forced to leave behind.
This was the real definition of a community. It had nothing to do with the streets I drove on my way to the office. It had everything to do with what makes real people tick, what humans are innately passionate about. And our job as journalists is to connect those people and make a difference in their lives. This is the most basic of responsibilities for a journalist. And finally we have a platform that enables it.The False Narrative About the End of Print
The narrative about the sudden and tragic end of print newspapers is simply wrong. Newspapers didn't always flourish until—suddenly—the Internet killed them. And even if the remaining publications stubbornly refuse to change their business model and product to the reality of the times, there is simply no indication that, therefore, crooks will run amok and corruption will thrive unchecked—in other words, quality journalism will end.
For decades, the world has been moving away from newspapers printed on presses and delivered in fossil-fuel–burning trucks to kids and under-employed adults to toss into the bushes at the end of your front walk. From 1950 to 1970, daily newspaper household penetration levels dropped from 1.24 to .99 in the United States.1 By 2000, only 53 percent of households purchased a newspaper. Newspapers [Page xvii]now share the stage with radio, cable television and an unruly array of digital products from traditional news Web sites to blogs, feeds and social networking sites.2 And that doesn't even take into account the explosion in mobile products that continues to transform the way, and the speed at which, information is delivered.
Capitalism can't help but be brutal. The business model for newspapers is basically unchanged since Benjamin Franklin and his “Poor Richard's Almanac.” That business has long run since its course.
What hasn't changed is the appetite for news. Perhaps the cliché that we're living in the Information Age is actually true. We are besieged by information, gathered by and delivered through ever more—and ever-more innovative—means.
As my colleague Tom Brew says, “The mourning over the death of journalism is a panegyric over an empty tomb.”3 The canal system was decommissioned by the advent of railroads. But it wasn't the end of transportation.Ubiquitous Connections and Connectivity
So, it's not death that journalism is facing. It's churn. As old models die, new ones will spring up and that will provide new, better and ever-evolving ways of telling stories. That means that there will be new opportunities to build sustainable businesses that serve journalism's basic purpose in society—to be the public's watchdog.
Despite the current funereal dirge, this isn't an audacious belief. As my colleague Michael Wann notes, “The more easily information is transmitted, the more a society is benefited, both socially and economically. When Johannes Gutenberg created his printing press, Europe was in the throes of the Dark Ages … The diffusion of knowledge that was a direct result of Gutenberg's press sparked the intellectual fire that became the Renaissance.”4
Wann marks 9/11 as the defining moment that proved to him the value of digital journalism. He worked at the San Diego [Page xviii]Union-Tribune's Web site, and the audience's hunger for information paired with the speed with which he could supply it undeniably proved to him the platform's worth.
If history proves that any time a society improves its ability to communicate, you see the elevation of that culture's education levels and standard of living, then the thirst for 24/7 information and the ability to deliver it only means more of a market—and more of a purpose—for what we do.
Will the product change? Of course it will. If it doesn't, it deserves to die. But the undeniable fact is that the future is literally held in our audience's phone-toting hands, and learning to participate with—and not just in service of—that audience will enrich our storytelling.Journalism That Is Both Democratic and About Democracy
Whatever platform or combination of platforms we work on, journalists are always looking for new ways to add texture to the story. Yet even some digital journalists have been caught by surprise by the democratization of reporting.
[Page xix]Reporting has gone grass roots.
At http://msnbc.com, we've coined the term “the sixth W” to make this point: if journalism has always been about the 5 W's—who, what, why, where and when—then now there is a sixth W, and that W stands for “We.”
Some might argue that the advent of neighborhood micro-local blogs, Twitter reports of breaking news and other, exploding, examples of community reporting and dissemination of that information simply prove that something had to fill the vacuum of dying traditional media. On the other hand, many traditional journalists find this phenomenon threatening to long-held accuracy and ethical standards—and, frankly, to their paychecks.
But those fears are missing the point. The crowd—that visceral community surrounding an issue, a story, an area—has far more inside information, far more “boots on the ground” and far more invested in any given issue than a general news entity ever could sustain. We must learn to recognize and leverage the value of the community for both our own reporting and theirs. This is simply a fascinating challenge.Why Bother
So, is there a future in a journalism career? Of course. A democracy demands a free press. A free press demands a democracy. This is fundamental to why we do what we do, and why it will continue to matter.
But going forward, the requirements for the job will necessarily be just a bit different. The most important trait you can bring to that first job, that first byline, that first mistake—is an open mind. There no longer are just the mainstream ways to gather and distribute the news. That means that our jobs will continue to evolve, our audience will demand that we are there alongside them—and we, and our democracy, will be better for it.
1Gerald Alperstein. “New Statistical Probe into the Decline of Daily Newspaper Household Penetration.” Paper presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (Madison, Wisconsin, August 21–24, 1977).
2Project for Excellence in Journalism, The State of the News Media 2004, 4th Annual Report on American Journalism, 2004, http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org. Available at http://web.archive.org/web/20050312060758/www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/index.asp.
3Tom Brew, e-mail message to author, June 1, 2009.
4Michael Wann, e-mail message to author, June 2, 2009.
What is coming “next” in journalism? No one knows for sure, but we can all agree that it will be digital.
The core concept of this guidebook is to leverage digital technology to do better journalism. Learning about new technology is nice, but it's not enough. What makes this book essential reading for students, professors and working journalists is the connection it makes between new technology and emerging concepts with the core principles of journalism.
To help you get your arms around the limitless possibilities, you'll start with basic concepts like Web design, blogging and crowdsourcing. Once you have a sufficient digital foundation, you'll explore specialized skills in multimedia, including audio, video and photography. The final section takes you through more advanced concepts, including data-driven journalism, managing online communities and building an online audience.
It's important to first understand the concepts and techniques, so each is defined (see “What is it?” subheads), then explored, then applied to journalism (see “What's Next?” subheads).
The goal is to get you going with a new skill or concept right away. After all, there's no time to waste. The summary checklists at the end of each chapter will spell out specifically how to do just that.
The format also makes it convenient to select the specific skill you need to explore today. So, while there is a logical sequence to the material, it's also organized so that you can bounce around and hit the areas you need most right now. Have an idea for a podcast? Jump to the chapter on audio. Need help with your blog? See Chapter 2 for tips and suggestions from some of the best in the business.
There are many different layers to a seemingly complex topic like technology. Some readers will be experiencing certain concepts for the first time and be familiar with others. That's why you'll see Drilling [Page xxi]Down boxes throughout the text, giving more experienced readers a window into a more advanced skill or tool.
Since this is a practical guide, each chapter includes a Tech Innovator. This feature contains tips and suggestions from working professionals who are subject matter experts in their field—in their own words.
Getting started with new technology can be intimidating. Making sense of it, and finding the right opportunities with regard to journalism, are additional challenges that have kept many smart news professionals on the digital sidelines. Don't let that happen to you. Jump in, get going and help build what's “next” in journalism.Acknowledgments
I don't consider myself an expert, but, thankfully, I know a lot of them.
The generosity of dozens of experts in various fields made the practical guidance contained in this text possible. They responded to e-mails and phone calls and took time out of their busy schedules to contribute to this project.
I also drew from countless conference presentations (and conversations in the hallways), insightful blog posts and articles from dedicated professionals helping journalism adapt to the digital age.
While their names appear in the text where they directly contributed expertise, here's a tip of my hat to each of them (in alphabetical order, of course):
Ellyn Angelotti Nicola Dowling Jack Lail David Ardia Angela Grant Solana Larsen Patrick Beeson Richard Hernandez Greg Linch Charles Bertram Val Hoeppner Mark Luckie Shirley Brady Karin Høgh Mark Maley Jennifer Carroll Jeff Jarvis Oscar Martinez Tom Chester Scott Karp Michele McLellan John Cook Jonathan Kern Shawn Montano [Page xxii] Deb Cram Chris Krewson Colin Mulvaney Naka Nathaniel Ken Sands Jim Stovall Marissa Nelson Mara Schiavocampo Ron Sylvester Tim Peek Ryan Sholin Alana Taylor Ryan Pitts Dwight Silverman Patrick Thornton Tim Repsher Jason Silverstein Derek Willis Jeremy Rue Lauren Spuhler Mike Sando Dale Steinke
As well, I'd like to thank the professors and journalists who reviewed this project for CQ Press: Lee Becker, Jon Glass, Alfred Hermida, Scott Maier, Nikki Schwab, Michael Schwartz and Julie Shirley.
In addition, I would like to thank:
Jennifer Sizemore, who wrote an inspiring foreword and is always quick to help anyone in the pursuit of better digital journalism.
Jane Harrigan, my tireless development editor, and Christina Mueller, who kept the trains running on time, deserve a heap of credit as well. The book would be nowhere as good as it is without their effort and expertise, and the good work of everyone else at CQ Press who touched my project, including senior production editor Lorna Notsch and copy editor Mary Marik.
Charisse Kiino for believing in me and giving life and guidance to this project. (And Steve Meyers and Aron Keesbury for getting this whole thing rolling.)
Jan Schaffer, the hardest working woman in journalism innovation, who came up with the idea for my first book, Journalism 2.0. This book wouldn't have been possible without the first one, so I owe Jan a great deal of thanks and appreciation.
Separately, I would be remiss if I didn't recognize some of the individuals and groups that contributed indirectly to this project by influencing my journalism career and helping me along the way:
Tom Miller and Rebecca Nappi at Gonzaga, my first great journalism teachers, and Greg Johns, who gave me my first newspaper job.
Deb Aikat at North Carolina, who introduced me to the concept of online journalism and inspired me to make it my career. Also at UNC, [Page xxiii]Phil Meyer and Chuck Stone deserve thanks for serving as incredible mentors.
Ken Sands, Laura Gentry, Jon Glass and Glenn Thomas for making me appear smarter than I really am. Everyone should have friends in the field who challenge and inspire (as they have for me).
Everyone I had the pleasure of working with at The News Tribune and my other McClatchy collaborators and, before that, at The Herald and Washington Post Company.
Also, a special note of thanks to Stan Strick, who gave me my first job in digital journalism at The Herald in Everett, but, sadly, passed away earlier this year.
Suggested Web Resources[Page 335]
JournalismNext comes with a caveat: it can't be updated on a daily or weekly basis. Technology, and the ways people use it, are changing every day. While the core concept of JournalismNext is leveraging technology for better journalism and why it's important, there will always be something new out there. I try to keep up with some of the more important advancements on my Journalism 2.0 blog (http://www.journalism20.com/blog), but there is simply too much happening for one source to be enough.
Following is a list of blogs and Web sites that I used in writing this guidebook and that I frequent on a regular basis to keep in touch with what's next in journalism. Use your natural curiosity and journalistic instinct to sniff out the latest advancements to stay ahead.
These blogs and Web sites offer general information to students of journalism, whether you're in school or still learning about your craft. Fire up that RSS reader and start subscribing!
General news about online journalism:
- CyberJournalist: http://cyberjournalist.net
- Journalism.co.uk: http://Journalism.co.uk
- Nieman Journalism Lab: http://www.niemanlab.org
- Online Journalism Review: http://www.ojr.org
News and commentary about the digital media revolution:
- Buzz Machine: http://www.BuzzMachine.com
- Contentious: http://www.contentious.com
- DigiDave: http://www.digidave.org
- E-Media Tidbits: http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31
- Invisible Inkling: http://ryansholin.com
- The Journalism Iconoclast: http://patthorntonfiles.com/blog
- Lost Remote: http://lostremote.com
- Mashable: http://Mashable.com
- MediaShift: http://www.pbs.org/mediashift
- MediaShift Idea Lab: http://www.pbs.org/idealab
- PaidContent: http://PaidContent.org
- PressThink: http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink
- Publishing 2.0: http://publishing2.com
- Recovering Journalist: http://recoveringjournalist.typepad.com
- Reflections of a Newsosaur: http://newsosaur.blogspot.com
- Steve Outing: http://steveouting.com
- Steve Yelvington: http://www.yelvington.com
- Wired Pen: http://wiredpen.com
- Xark!: http://xark.typepad.com
New skills, concepts for journalists:
- 10,000 Words: http://www.10000words.net
- Advancing the Story: http://advancingthestory.com
- Beatblogging: http://beatblogging.org
- CoPress: http://www.copress.org/blog
- Innovation in College Media: http://www.collegemediainnovation.org
- Interactive Narratives: http://www.interactivenarratives.org [Page 337]
- Journalistopia: http://journalistopia.com
- Journerdism: http://www.journerdism.com
- Multimedia Shooter: http://www.multimediashooter.com
- Old Media New Tricks: http://www.oldmedianewtricks.com
- Online Journalism Blog: http://onlinejournalismblog.com
- Poynter Online: http://www.poynter.org
- The Scoop: http://blog.thescoop.org
- Teaching Online Journalism: http://mindymcadams.com/tojou
Organizations for online journalists:
- Online News Association: http://www.journalists.org
- Wired Journalists: http://www.wiredjournalists.org
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