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!)


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?