7 great resources for green (and seasoned) new media journalists

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.

I\'m a member of: Wired Journalists

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!)

Current.tv

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):

J-learning

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?

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