TreeHouse Media Project, in their words: “Teaching old scribes new tricks.” Jay Rosen sez “The tone is self help for angry journalists.”
Making a living as a publisher, however, requires entrepreneurial skills that few journalists possess. That is the reason for the TreeHouse Media Project, an effort to provide journalists with the business knowledge and technical skills to survive — even thrive — in this harsh, yet exciting new media world.
Wired Journalists is social networking for, um, wired journalists. Be sure to check out the groups section for tons of good stuff:
WiredJournalists.com was created with self-motivated, eager-to-learn reporters, editors, executives, students and faculty in mind. Our goal is to help journalists who have few resources on hand other than their own desire to make a difference and help journalism grow into its new 21st Century role.
Reporters’ Cookbook is a wiki filled with good stuff:
For reporters to share code, examples, tutorials and other bits of information related to the practice of journalism, especially computer-assisted reporting.
Current.tv’s producer training is super cool — though I wish the content wasn’t buried in a icky Flash app! (Special thanks to Kevin for the suggestion!)
Online Journalism Review’s ‘How-To’ Guides are super useful (but don’t expect any more):
Getting started with an online news or information website? These guides will help you learn what you need to know about reporting, writing and making money on the Internet.
Ourmedia: Learning Center has got excellent guides on audio, video and multimedia:
The Learning Center is a rich educational resource for everything you wanted to know about user-created video, audio, and other forms of citizens’ media
J-learning has lots of great stuff (most of which is hidden under their colorful menu):
Here, you’ll find extensive, detailed training in Web site creation, HTML, page design and use of photos, audio, video, animation, surveys and databases. We also offer tips on advertising, fundraising and e-commerce to help sustain these community efforts.
Where else would you send a new media newbie?
News University is handy for brushing up. Also, Mindy McAdams keeps all her old training write-ups online. Those are invaluable.
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I think the original Berkeley in-depth look at multimedia storytelling has been replicated at News U (which I agree is good and getting better). If not you can find it here: http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/reporting/starttofinish/choose/
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