The Online Journalism Handbook: 50 most important links on journalism How Tos and Education

Posted on February 19, 2009 By newswala Topic: Media, Onlinejournalismhandbook, Howto, Education

Here is list for you - links to best guides on the internet to all things related to journalism - blogging, photojournalism, flash journalism, video and more...

Blogging Guides
Problogger's Blogging Guide for Beginners: links to a series of blog tips on blogging for beginners www.problogger.net/archives/2006/02/14/blogging-for-beginners-2/
21 Surefire Tips for a Successful Blog Launch http://www.avivadirectory.com/successful-blog-launch/
So You Want to Be a Blogging Star? http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/technology/personaltech/20basics.html?_r=1&8dpc&oref=slogin
Rebeccablood Blogging Ethics: Rebeccablood is one of the pioneers of blogging and this is an excerpt from her book, "The Weblog Handbook" http://www.rebeccablood.net/handbook/excerpts/weblog_ethics.html
Breaking all the blog rules http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2008/07/26/liz-strauss-is-breaking-the-web-and-pushing-wordpress/
The Wordpress Handbook Project: An ongoing series of post on the official Wordpress site on tips and tricks for Wordpress-based blogs. http://codex.wordpress.org/
How to turn your blog into a book http://mediavidea.blogspot.com/2008/11/how-to-turn-your-blog-into-book.html
Top 25 Blogs About Blogging: This post ranks blogs according to their Google Pagerank, Alexa rank, number of Bloglines subscribers and Technorati authority. http://www.dailyblogtips.com/top-25-blogs-about-blogging/
If you had only 3 blogs to read on Blogging http://mediavidea.blogspot.com/2008/11/simplelist-if-you-had-only-3-blogs-to.html

Search Engine Marketing for Journalists
101 Ways to Build Link Popularity: Written by Aaron Wall and Andy Hagans, two popular SEO experts. http://www.seobook.com/archives/001792.shtml
If you had only 10 blogs to read about SEO http://mediavidea.blogspot.com/2008/11/simplelist-only-10-seo-blogs-you-need.html
Search Engine Marketing Glossary http://www.seobook.com/glossary/
SEOmoz Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Marketing http://www.seomoz.org/article/bg1

Video Journalism
Tips for shooting better online video http://www.ojr.org/ojr/wiki/video/
VideoJournalism http://www.nctj.com/resources.php


Photo Journalism

BBC Photojournalism Training  http://www.bbctraining.com/modules/5915/index.asp
Vincent Laforet 10 Tips For Photojournalists http://www.takegreatpictures.com/HOME/Columns/Master_Photographers_Tell_You_How/Details/params/object/.../default.aspx
National Geographic Students' Guide to Photojournalism http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/09/g68/photographyguidestudent.pdf
UBC Wiki Photojournalism Guide http://wiki.elearning.ubc.ca/PhotojournalismTips
Kodak Top 10 tips for great pictures http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=317&pq-locale=en_US

Podcast Journalism
Ten Tips for Improving Your Podcasts - O'Reilly Media http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/08/10/improvingpodcasts.html
8 Professional Podcast Production Tips http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2008/11/03/8-professional-podcast-production-tips/
Online Journalism: Tips for better podcasts http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2006/tips-for-better-podcasts/

Tips and tricks for a good Podcast...
Here are a few clues to what the Sony judges looked for in a good podcast in a contest.

1. Have "pace and energy"
2. Capture "the intimacy of internet radio"
3. Choose a niche which would "never be accommodated on a mainstream radio station"
4. "First-class radio production techniques"
5. "Have an intelligent and witty tone"


Flash Journalism

Popular Flash Journalism tips http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2007/popular-flash-journalism-tips/
Professional examples of great flash journalism http://flashjournalism.com/examples/pro_examples.htm
8 Flash tips and tricks + one big cheat sheet http://www.10000words.net/2008/09/8-flash-tips-and-tricks-one-big-cheat.html
Do Flash Journalism http://flashjournalism.com/tutorials/ [Mindy Mcadams' 10 minute Flash Tutorilas]

Multimedia Journalism

No-Fear Guide to Multimedia http://mindymcadams.com/guest/nofear/index.html  Free PDF http://mindymcadams.com/guest/nofear/nofear_multimedia.pdf

Five Steps to Multimedia Reporting http://journalism.berkeley.edu/multimedia/

 

More free guides for journalists

The LargeMouth Citizen Journalism Manual http://www.mcgillreport.org/largemouth.htm
Freelance Foreign Journalism http://www.transitionsabroad.com/publications/magazine/0609/work_as_a_freelance_foreign_correspondent.shtml
Online Usability http://useit.com
Hot 100 Newswriting Tips http://jdwritingctr.iweb.bsu.edu/workshop/hottips.html
J-Learning - http://www.j-learning.org/ Online journalism tutorials galore for reporting and Web technology.
BBC Free Online Broadcast & New Media Courses http://www.bbctraining.com/onlineCourses.asp
Poynter Institute's Free News University - http://www.newsu.org/about/faq.aspx
OurMedia Personal Media Learning Center - http://www.ourmedia.org/learning-center/topic/citizen-journalism
Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=542
The Net for Journalists http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/files/21010/11387936529net_for_journalists.pdf/net_for_journalists.pdf
Handbook of Independent Journalism http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/journalism/index.htm
BeatBlogging.org http://beatblogging.org/ Resource site for beat bloggers.
How to Become a Journalist - Some Practical Advice for Beginners http://www.attackingthedevil.co.uk/reviews/howjourn.php

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