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33 Sites Every Journalist Should Know - Handout

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These are the handouts for a workshop titled 33 Sites Every Journalist Should Know that I led at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

The first of three blog posts related to this presentation is at: http://bit.ly/87DVTr

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33 Sites Every Journalist Should Know - Handout

  1. 1. The sites chosen for this workshop have three 33 Sites qualities. They are free and easy to use, and they help journalists work more Every efficiently. This list isn’t comprehensive. It’s intended Journalist to serve as a starting point. I welcome input in building on Should and improving this guide. Know PART 1 SITES 1 - 11 A Workshop Guide by Jeremy Caplan The first sites in this workshop Feedback and input is welcome: focus on gathering, managing jeremy@jeremycaplan.com and organizing information. The second set, in Part II, address the PART I: process of creating and sharing GATHERING & ORGANIZING ideas, stories and information. The last sites, in Part III, are useful for PART II: adding multimedia and polishing CREATING & SHARING and presenting ideas and stories. PART III: POLISHING & PRESENTING DROP.IO/33SITES GOOGLE READER DELICIO.US Links to the sites for this workshop are An inbox for RSS feeds, blog posts, Save links and discover sites. Search collected at: delicious.com/silverboat/ pictures, videos and other materials by subject tags to find relevant pages. 33sites and at drop.io/33sites URL: google.com/reader URL: delicious.com URL: drop.io/33sites, delicious.com/ ALSO USEFUL: feedly.com, ALSO USEFUL: Diigo.com, silverboat/33sites bloglines.com, igoogle.com Publish2.com TWITTER.COM/JEREMYCAPLAN
  2. 2. PART I: GATHERING, MANAGING, & ORGANIZING INFORMATION EVERNOTE INSTAPAPER READABILITY Organize notes and Web research Save stories to read later Make sites and stories more legible URL: evernote.com URL: instapaper.com URL: lab.arc90.com/experiments/ ALSO TRY: Google Docs, Zoho ALSO TRY: Laterloop.com, readability Notebook, Backpackit.com, MIT’s readitlaterlist.com ALSO TRY: Tidyread.com, List.it printfriendly.com, readable-app.appspot.com ALLTOP NY TIMES PROTOTYPES THE INTERNET ARCHIVE A custom page with just what you Innovative formats: How Find open-source material and want to research or keep tabs on tomorrow’s journalism may look look back at historical Web pages URL: alltop.com URL: firstlook.blogs.nytimes.com/ URL: archive.org ALSO USEFUL: Popurls.com, prototypes ALSO USEFUL: creativecommons.org, OriginalSignal.com, EuFeeds.eu, ALSO USEFUL: labs.digg.com, flickr.com/commons, digg.com, stumbleupon.com fastflip.googlelabs.com, SI and images.google.com/hosted/life Bonnier Tablet Videos SPEZIFY SCRIBD MUCK RACK Track Your tracks. Monitor social Find and share documents and Journalists on Twitter. Find media references to your work or presentations on subjects of colleagues and collaborators to topics you cover. interest track on Twitter. Monitor subjects. URL: spezify.com URL: scribd.com URL: muckrack.com Also Try: socialmention.com, Also Try: Slideshare.com, Also Try: monitter.com, google.com/alerts, viewzi.com Docstoc.com, issuu.com tweetdeck.com, wefollow.com TWITTER.COM/JEREMYCAPLAN
  3. 3. The sites chosen for this workshop have three 33 Sites qualities. They are free and easy to use, and they help journalists work more Every efficiently. This list isn’t comprehensive. It’s intended Journalist to serve as a starting point. I welcome input in building on Should and improving this guide. Know PART 2 SITES 12 - 22 A Workshop Guide by Jeremy Caplan The first sites in this workshop Feedback and input is welcome: focus on gathering, managing and jeremy@jeremycaplan.com organizing information. The second PART I: set, in Part II, address the GATHERING & ORGANIZING process of creating and sharing ideas, stories and information. PART II: The last sites, in Part III, are useful CREATING & SHARING for adding multimedia and polishing and presenting ideas and stories. PART III: POLISHING & PRESENTING DROP.IO/33SITES POSTEROUS TUMBLR Links to all the sites discussed thus far Blog by e-mail. Automatically post to Elegant microblogging tool. Numerous in this workshop, and relevant videos Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc. Enables available themes. Easy+well-designed. and other resources. group blogging and crowdsourcing. URL: tumblr.com URL: drop.io/33sites, delicious.com/ URL: posterous.com ALSO TRY: blogger.com, silverboat/33sites ALSO TRY: soup.io, ping.fm wordpress.com TWITTER.COM/JEREMYCAPLAN
  4. 4. PART II: CREATING & SHARING Google Forms GOOGLE DOCS GOOGLE FORMS ZEEMAPS Write and instantly publish. Organize Create instant surveys and polls. Build maps to supplement stories or to data and sources info in spreadsheets. Automate information collection. add geographic info to blog posts. URL: docs.google.com URL: docs.google.com/forms URL: zeemaps.com ALSO TRY: docs.zoho.com, ALSO TRY: polldaddy.com, ALSO TRY: umapper.com, officelive.com, ommwriter.com, polleverywhere.com, doodle.com communitywalk.com darkcopy.com DROP.IO GOOGLE MODERATOR SEECLICKFIX Create a collaborative workpace to Collect ideas and questions. Enable Track local issues and community share and publish materials. voting and moderation. complaints. Embed local reports. URL: drop.io URL: google.com/moderator URL: seeclickfix.com ALSO TRY: dropbox.com, ALSO TRY: allourideas.org, ALSO TRY: outside.in, fwix.com skydrive.com, glidedigital.com Wridea.com, kindlingapp.com BIT.LY NING FRIENDFEED Shorten URLs and monitor responses Create and participate in niche social Monitor subjects, keep track of feeds, and reference to your stories. networks about subjects or publish updates. (Recently bought by communities of interest. Facebook). URL: bit.ly ALSO TRY: fur.ly, cl1p.net, snipurl.com URL: ning.com URL: friendfeed.com ALSO TRY: grou.ps, ALSO TRY: digg.com, linkedin.com, groups.google.com analytics.google.com TWITTER.COM/JEREMYCAPLAN
  5. 5. The sites chosen for this workshop have three 33 Sites qualities. They are free and easy to use, and they help journalists work more Every efficiently. This list isn’t comprehensive. It’s intended Journalist to serve as a starting point. I welcome input in building on Should and improving this guide. Know PART 3 SITES 23 - 33 A Workshop Guide by Jeremy Caplan The first sites in this workshop Feedback and input is welcome: focus on gathering, managing and jeremy@jeremycaplan.com organizing information. The second PART I: set address the process of creating GATHERING & ORGANIZING and sharing ideas, stories and information. This last set of sites PART II: help with polishing/presenting CREATING & SHARING portfolios, ideas and stories, and PART III: adding multimedia. POLISHING & PRESENTING DELICIOUS.COM/SILVERBOAT/33SITES FLAVORS.ME CARBONMADE Links to all 33 sites Create a personalized Web page Publish a portfolio of images or flash drawing from your blogs, feeds, etc files to share your work URL: flavors.me URL: carbonmade.com ALSO TRY: card.ly, gizapage.com ALSO TRY: issuu.com, krop.com TWITTER.COM/JEREMYCAPLAN
  6. 6. PART III: POLISHING, PRESENTING AND MULTIMEDIA Google Forms VIMEO ANIMOTO GOOGLE VOICE High-quality, well-designed video Create instant, impressive video/ Streamline your multiple phone publishing service with useful groups slideshows out of your photos and numbers; add features to your phone and projects to inspire new ideas video clips URL: voice.google.com URL: vimeo.com URL: animoto.com ALSO TRY: skype.com, ALSO TRY: tubemogul.com, blip.tv ALSO TRY: vuvox.com recordmycalls.com PREZI USTREAM WEEBLY Publish and present ideas using a Shoot and broadcast live video from a Create a simple site quickly and easily post-Powerpoint, innovative interface mobile device or portable video camera URL: weebly.com URL: prezi.com ALSO TRY: wix.com, jimdo.com, ALSO TRY: slidesix.com, URL: ustream.com wordpress.org, squarespace.com 280slides.com ALSO TRY: qik.com, twitvid.com DOODLE.COM BUBBL.US PICNIK Schedule meetings and group projects Mind mapping for idea generation Online photo-editing tool; great features, sleek, easy-to-use interface URL: doodle.com URL: bubbl.us ALSO TRY: meetomatic.com, ALSO TRY: mindmeister.com, URL: picnik.com timetomeet.info cacoo.com ALSO TRY: photoshop.com, picasaweb.google.com TWITTER.COM/JEREMYCAPLAN

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