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Journalism Training Sites


Here are some web sites that offer even more journalism training. Check them out.



A how-to site for community journalism, J-Learning is designed to help individuals, civic groups and school groups jumpstart their own community media projects. Here, you'll find extensive, detailed training in Web site creation, HTML, page designe and use of photos, audio, video, animation, surveys and databases. The site also offers tips on advertising and fundraising.


Knight Digital Media Center

A partnership of 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, the Knight Digital Media Center provides competitive fellowships to traditional journalists from print and broadcast media who seek multimedia skill training and want to make the transition to New Media journalism. For multimedia and online journalists who have already crossed the bridge into New Media newsrooms, the Center provides fellowships for seminars focused on professional growth, critical thinking and topic training.


Covering Communities

Going beyond tutorials, Covering Communities offers insights, examples and exercises to help reporters and citizens better cover towns and neighborhoods. A "classroom" offers insight on how to find "third places" -- the common hangout spots where people are in their element. Interactive tools and articles aid reporters in spotting their own biases, managing interviews and framing stories.

Ourmedia Learning Center

This section of the Ourmedia site gives users tips on capturing audio, video, images and multimedia for the Web and post it on your site in the most user-friendly format. It also offers tutorials on creating blogs, videoblogs and podcasts. Users with knowledge on any of the topics can contribute to the Learning Center.

News University

This Poynter Institute project offers interactive journalism "courses" on reporting, writing, design, photojournalism, editing and a wide array of other journalism topics. The multimedia training sessions are available any time on demand for users who have registered for free with the site.

UC Berkeley's Multimedia Training

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism breaks down five steps to multimedia reporting, beginning with choosing a story and finishing with assembling the multimedia package. Included are tips for choosing a video camera or audio recorder, shooting video and recording audio. The site also has tutorials on HTML, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash.

Society of Professional Journalists Training

SPJ provides tips, tutorials and training resources for reporters and editors on its Web site. Publishers can use this page to contact SPJ about scheduling on-site training and reporters can use it to find dates for SPJ workshops.

Online Journalism How-To Wikis

OJR's how-to wikis allow users to find information or add their own knowledge to topics such as choosing the right online publishing tool, shooting online video, writing for the Web and making money from a news site. There is also an entry for ethical issues specific to online journalism.