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gives access to over 500 general reference sources including subject specific books.
8 Must-Reads Detail How to Verify Information in Real-Time, from Social Media, Users
Article by Craig Silverman, published on Poynter Online (Apr 27) about finding out how newspaper reporters verify information or leads they get from social media.
Data Driven Journalism
Collection of learning resources, including relevant events, tools, tutorials, interviews and case studies for everyone interested in data driven journalism.
Data Journalism Handbook
The Data Journalism Handbook is a free, open source reference book for anyone interested in the emerging field of data journalism.
The Economist Style Guide
Online version of the Economist Style Guide.
European Journalism Centre
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non-profit institute dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals.
Handbook of Journalism
Style handbook for journalists by Reuters
How to Use Social Media in Newsgathering
Guide on using social media to research stories.
Compiled and edited by Karla Tonella, University of Iowa, it includes several Internet resources on academic and professional journalism.
This free site from the Society of Professional Journalists contains thousands of links helpful for reporters, editors, educators or anyone else doing research.
Journa Wiki aims to be a complete online reference for all aspects of journalism.
Knight Digital Media Center
Partnering the Knight Foundation, the USC Annenberg School, and University of California, Berkeley, the site provides a gateway to many superior journalistic resources, including media sites focusing on underreported issues like children/families, science/medicine, and public health. The site's simple, intuitive navigation facilitates discovery of copious media content. There are excellent blogs on best practices in online journalism; tutorials to enhance digital reporting; and special treatment focusing on covering science, politics, and community beats.
Online Journalism 'How-To' Guides
How-To guides on reporting and writing on the Internet.
Resource center for journalists.
Project Syndicate: The World’s Opinion Page
Project Syndicate produces and delivers original, high-quality commentaries to media outlets around the world.
This Prague-based organization (with support from the Gates Foundation and European Climate Foundation) provides full-text access to all the current content. Free registration is required to gain unlimited access to the archive of older material as well as commenting rights.
Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media ...
Mashable is a leading online source for information and news on social media and related technology
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