Check out some clever ideas. Find an expert. Do some database research. These resources are designed to help you jumpstart your reporting.
The Knight Digital Media Center is a partnership between the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism that provides fellowships and multimedia training resources for aspiring New Media journalists.
In the past year or so, the newspaper industry has devoted considerable attention to online communities. Newspapers have launched blogs, opened up discussion via article comments, built new online communities themselves (for instance, dozens of "moms" sites) and begun to experiment with the new world of social network sites such as MySpace and Facebook. Medill's Rich Gordon ties all of these developments together into a structured format in order to understand, build, and sustain online communities.
Download PDF versions of Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive in various languages here.
The International Center for Journalists and IJNet.org created this interactive training module as a basic introduction to hyperlocal news sites and blogs. You will need the Adobe Flash player to view the module.
A guide to help professional and amateur news producers understand and implement digital tools to enhance their reporting. Written by Mark Briggs, assistant managing editor for interactive news at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington.
Our list of community news sites.
KCNN is constantly exploring citizen media sites for good ideas to share with you. Check them out. Suggest things we should look at.
Do you need to find an expert fast, research your U.S. Senator's voting record, investigate a local nonprofit? Here are some databases that can provide some shortcuts.
Here are some web sites that offer even more journalism training. Check them out.