Tools for Journalists


Mobile Journalism: Mobile Strategies for Community News and Information Resources is a great set of links, resources and tools from Amy Gahran and the Knight Digital Media Center. Another helpful tool for mobile journalists isRoot Metrics, which allows you to search by ZIP code and find cell and data performance in your area. Great for studying dead zones and how your audience may (or may not) be accessing your content.

Journalists need to stay abreast of rapidly changing tools, technologies and techniques in their field. This includes reporters, editors, designers, producers, news directors, etc., etc., in every area and type of journalism.

Journalists’ Toolkit is a free site offering resources to journalists. The kind of resources you will find here are directly related to digital newsgathering and presentation. Current categories are:

  • Audio
  • Blogs and Blogging
  • Design
  • General Info
  • HTML and CSS
  • Tools and Software
  • Video

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