The Bighow Handbook to Online Journalism is a free online resource for journalists, bloggers, citizen journalists and anyone else interested in online news..
Contents: This online handbook covers the basics of online reporting, writing for the web and social web, citizen journalism, professional blogging, how to use Facebook and Twitter, how to deal with censorship, list of citizen journalism websites worldwide, list of free tools for journalism and much more...
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The 7 Commandments for New Journalists
Don't Save Journalism - Save Honest Communication.
- David Cohn, Founder Spot.us
2. People pay for high quality journalism.
Look at The Economist, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Monocle
3. As long as you will cover the news in a no-bullshit way, you will do fine.
People will come read your stuff.
4. Be a good, unique, and valuable journalist.
5. If you want to do journalism, launch a blog right now and get on with it.
If you are unique and fill a need, you will succeed.
6. Learn how to interact with people online -
blog comments, forums, twitter questions and replies, engaging people on social media, encouraging participation, helping people post, moderating...
7. Read good stuff.
Keep yourself abreast of what's new. Read blog posts of these guys and you will do fine - Jay Rosen, Nicholas Carr, Clay Shirky...
Essential Online Journalism Resources
A. 50 most important links on journalism How Tos and Education
B. The Ultimate list of free tools and resources for journalists and bloggers
The Basics of The New News Business
3. The Ultimate list of web 2.0 tools and ideas for better news sites
4. Journalists who became successful online media moguls
5. What Can Subsidize News? A Checklist
Online Journalism Basics
6. The Best quotes for Journalists
9. How to Write Well Online [ Guide for Bighow Users Applicable to Every Online Writer]
10. 10 things the online journalist must know
11. A simpleguide to what the Internet likes and what to do about it
14. A simpleguide to professional blogging
15. The Essentials of Blogging
16. How to Turn Your Blog Into a Book [new]
17. 7 hard blogging facts behind the myths of blogging as a career choice
19. A simpleguide to making money
Local Blogging Tips
25. 8 Types of local Bloggers
29. Create a Great Local Blog using Wordpress and the Pro Local Theme for Wordpress
Presentations on Journalism
A. The Nine Rules of Online Journalism
A. What will you miss the most when newspapers are gone?
How to know if you are behaving ethically as a journalist: A Checklist from Prof. Jay Rosen
Jim Lehrer's 12 Rules of Journalism
Free Style Guides on the web
The Guardian Style guide
Twitter for Journalists
Presentation: Twitter for journalists
The Use of Twitter by American Newspapers: A Report from Bivingsreport.com
100 Educational Twitter Feeds for Journalism Students
List of Tweetering Journalists: A Wiki
Prof. Jay Rosen's List of Top Journalists on Twitter
Facebook for Journalists
Facebook for Journalists. Seminar Transcript
How to Succeed in Online Journalism
How to be an Authority Maven: 21 Tips for Keeping Up to Date in Your Niche
Using Social Media to engage the public [for news projects] PDF
How to Get Your Local Online News Site off the ground in seven steps
Guides for Journalism students
Resolutions for Journalism Students, part I - become invaluable, part 2 - network like mad: A Must Read by Suzanne Yada
New Year's Resolutions for Graduating Journalists
Journalism Graduates Need Basic Skills plus Flexibility: A video of interviews with leading experts
Hopes for journalists in 2010 - Market yourself - Brand yourself: A Good Guide by Gina Chen
10 new years resolutions to make you a better multimedia journalist -
Learn a new web skill; Read up on news business; Do innovative things with new tools: A Good Guide by Adam Westbrook
10 Journalism Resolutions for 2010: Focus on Experimentation, Diversity, Collaboration and Engaged Communities
How To Be A Journalism Student: A Wiki
The Journalist's Guide to Owning 2009 and Beyond
The Gawker Guide To A Journalism Career
How Journalists must use Social Media
The Changing Journalism Education
10 Ways Journalism Schools Are Teaching Social Media
Best schools for journalism: List by blogger Jeremy Porter, based on the opinion of his Twitter followers.
How to Build a New Media- Old School Journalism-Hybrid
The Changing News Business
Fact: 8% of Internet Users Account for 85% of all Clicks
List of things you can still charge for on the web
How most advice about saving newspapers is wrong
Postmortem of a dead newspaper
My Crisis Advice to Newspaper Company CEOs: 11 Points to Ponder - Steve Outing
Gawker completes 7 Years
The Rise of the Professional Blogger
Clay Shirky on future direction for News
10 ugly truths about Modern Journalism
If news organizations blocked Google this morning: Nothing much will change
The Rise and Fall of Media: Great Article by David Carr
10 News Media Content Trends To Watch in 2010: A report from Mashable Blog - mobile news, geo-location-based news, real-time news streams, distributed social news, long-from stories through sharing links on sub-topics, social tv online...
Guides to Innovative Journalism
Dan Gilmor: 22 New Rules for News
#2. We would invite our audience to participate in the journalism process, in a variety of ways that included crowdsourcing, audience blogging, wikis and many other techniques
#10. We would help people in the community become informed users of media, not passive consumers
How a Journalist Engages Fans Online
A writeup about Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, who has 145,979 fans on Facebook. How does he use Social Media? A summary:
1. Simple call to action - Fan Nick!
Great example of a modern news organization's news plan
Our focus in print:
Source - The Oregonian
Where to find the best in Flash journalism
The future of interactive videos
15 tips for shooting online video
40 Online Resources that Every Journalist Should Bookmark
Latest news about Journalism from the aggregators
Topix Journalism News: Topix aggregates journalism news from thousands of online sources.
Hacker News Don't be put off by the name. This is perhaps the most intelligent niche social news website
Gawker The snark is there but then the writing is so good. No one does a better job at showing the true colors of news brands and celebrities.