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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 08, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Newsana has drawn many comparisons to the social media site Reddit, but its co-founder Ben Peterson argued Newsana will be maintain a higher standard than Reddit and will focus on quality journalism. 

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 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
Apr 23, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

New for your reporter toolkit is code that will allow you to make data visualizations just like The Guardian.

Oct 28, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has launched a "comprehensive online guide to covering pandemic flu." The new website, Covering Pandemic Flu, is aimed specifically at journalists. The foundation is calling the new resource a...
Jul 08, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
If you're looking to get audio online from an iPhone, TechCrunch noted recently that Audioboo is "about to become a huge blogger and journalist tool."

TechCrunch's Mike Butcher explained:

"AudioBoo is an iPhone app which has gradually been making bigger and bigger waves and is about to get a whole lot more interesting. The essential point is that you can record and upload audio from the iPhone straight to the Web, and also Tweet out the link to the audio. In fact it bills itself as Twitter for audio. A player appears on your Audioboo profile straight away and is embeddable in a blog. Admittedly that sounds less exciting than live streaming video from something like Qik, but since only a privileged handful have this app, which remains unapproved by the App store, Audioboo is the next best thing if you want to do an interview or record audio fast. The attached social network also has a ‘follow’ model, much like Twitter.

"Speech-based Audioboos can now be automatically converted to text across Audioboo’s applications - including iPhone podcasting and Tweets."
Jun 25, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
An online project for journalists that tracks and links to government and NGO reports in Canada, which launched in April, now has more than 170 entries...
May 25, 2009 - Posted by Abby Goodrum
Websites, RSS feeds, blogs, mailing lists, E-newsletters, online journals, books, podcasts -- keeping up with all of the information available today can seem daunting. This column provides strategies for coping and asks Paula J. Hane, News Bureau Chief for Information Today, Inc. how she keeps current while maintaining her sanity.
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