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Jun 17, 2013 - Posted by Fred Vallance-Jones

The federal government is poised to roll out an upgraded version of its open data site. It's one of a growing number of open data sites, and journalists willing to take the time to dig into these storehouses will find a great deal of material to help find and report stories, and to build visualizations that can drive traffic on news websites. The site, first introduced in 2011, will be significantly improved, with better search abilities and more datasets.

 

Apr 19, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Melanie Coulson spent the past four months researching community newsrooms and citizen journalism while a journalist-in-residence as a Michener-Deacon Fellow at Carleton University.

Apr 17, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

When Boston.com buckled under the pressure of the traffic that news of the explosions sent its way, the site redirected its homepage to ScribbleLive, allowing Boston.com to still update their readers in real-time even after the site went down. 

Mar 13, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A Waterloo-based startup Media Spot Me says it can help journalists find reliable sources and experts faster. 

Nov 09, 2012 - Posted by Eric Mark Do

Using audio to tell a story is a great device for journalists. Here are some ways to use SoundCloud to do that and more.

Aug 22, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

J-Source has compiled this vast list of resources for journalism instructors to use in their classrooms this fall. We’ve broken it down into three categories:

  • The Basics (reporting, writing, interviewing and ethics)
  • Broadcast/Visual Journalism (audio, video and photography)
  • New Media (social media, blogging, data visualization and multimedia storytelling)
Aug 22, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Looking for resources to use in the classroom to help you teach new and emerging trends in journalism? Here, Mary McGuire has curated a list of tools and resources for teaching the following:

  • Blogging
  • Social media
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Data visualization
Aug 22, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Looking for resources to use in the classroom to help you teach broadcast and visual journalism? Here, Mary McGuire has curated a list of tools and resources for teaching the following:

  • Photography
  • Audio journalism
  • Video journalism
Aug 22, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Looking for resources to use in the classroom to help you teach the foundations of our craft? Here, Mary McGuire lays out a curated list of tools and resources for teaching the following subjects:

  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • Interviewing
  • Ethics
Jul 03, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

A Canadian charity is linking up with a British one to boost hazardous environment training for Canadian freelance journalists.

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General Tools

This category is the place to find general reference resources such as online dictionaries, encyclopedias (and discussions of the the value of using Wikipedia), quotations, timelines, currency converters, language translators, and other types of converters and translaters.

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