Tools & Resources for Journalists

Please note: The inclusion of a resource in this list does not imply endorsement by the NewsGuild of New York. If you have any additions, suggestions, or edits to this list, please Email us with the subject line "Journalist's Resource List Update".

Amber

“A tool for blogs & websites to keep linked content accessible” from the Berkman Center at Harvard, Amber “prevents linkrot."

http://amberlink.org/

Autotune

“Autotune is a centralized management system for your charts, graphics, quizzes and other tools, brought to you by the Editorial Products team at Vox Media.”

https://github.com/voxmedia/autotune

Clammer

"Discover and share great audio. (Users call us Audio Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest.) Personalized, continuous stream of expandable 24-second audio highlights."

http://www.clammr.com/

Digital Media Law Project at Harvard's Berkman Center

No longer updated, but the resources remain. The DMLP "works to ensure that individuals and organizations involved in online journalism and digital media have access to the legal resources, education, tools, and representation."

http://www.dmlp.org/

Eyewitness Media Hub

“Supporting the creation, discovery, verification and publication of eyewitness media”

http://eyewitnessmediahub.com/

First Draft

"A coalition of experts sharing tips and training in how to discover, verify and publish eyewitness media for news."

https://firstdraftnews.com

Twitter: @firstdraftnews

Frontline Freelance Register

"Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) is run by freelancers, for freelancers. FFR is open to actively working, international freelance foreign and confict journalists who take physical risks in their work, and sign up to the Code of Conduct. We aim to provide members with representation and a sense of community, vital in this fragmented profession." Includes Resources.

http://www.frontlinefreelance.org/

Giphy's GIF Maker

“Create animated GIFs from video files and YouTube links.”

https://giphy.com/create/gifmaker

Google Reverse Image Search

You can use Google’s Reverse Image Search to verify image source and background – just click on the camera symbol to search by image, linked or uploaded.

www.google.com/images

Groundsource

"Stop Surveying. Start Listening. Your community is talking. By embracing the simplicity and ubiquity of mobile messaging, GroundSource makes listening simple and scalable. Transform one-way communications into rich conversations, building a loyal and trusting community in the process."

https://www.groundsource.co/

Twitter: @groundsource

Hearken

"Hearken is an audience-driven platform enabling journalists to partner with the public to create relevant and high-performing stories.”

http://www.wearehearken.com/

Twitter: @wearehearken

International Center for Journalists

"The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is a non-profit organization that is shaping the future of quality journalism." Includes resources, training and tools.

http://www.icfj.org/resources?term_node_tid_depth=424

Twitter: @ICFJ

International Journalists's Network (from ICFJ)

"IJNet delivers the latest on global media innovation, news apps and tools, training opportunities and expert advice for professional and citizen journalists worldwide. Produced by the International Center for Journalists, IJNet follows the shifting journalism scene from a global perspective in seven languages."

http://ijnet.org/

Twitter: @IJNet

izitru

"Free image hosting that can prove your photo is real."

https://www.izitru.com/

Twitter: @izitrue

Journalist’s Resource (via Harvard’s Shorenstein Center)

“Journalist's Resource surfaces research on today's news topics.”

http://journalistsresource.org/

Twitter: @JournoResource

Journalist’s Security Guide (via CPJ)

A guide to "covering the news in a dangerous and changing world" - offers advice for preparedness and digital and physical security for journalists both domestically and abroad.

https://cpj.org/reports/2012/04/journalist-security-guide.php

Journalist’s Toolbox (via SPJ)

A round-up of resources for journalists.

http://www.journaliststoolbox.org/

Twitter: @journtoolbox

Lrn

“Learn to code on your phone through interactive mini-quizzes. No experience, internet or keyboard necessary!”

http://lrnapp.com/

Twitter: @lrn_app

Media Shift

"MediaShift is the premier destination for insight and analysis at the intersection of media and technology, with events, podcasts and DigitalEd trainings."

http://mediashift.org/

Twitter: @MediaShiftOrg

Nieman Lab

“We are the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard. We're trying to figure out the future of news.”

http://www.niemanlab.org/

Twitter: @NiemanLab

orb

A new “online survey tool”.

http://orbmedia.org/

Twitter: @OrbTweet

Piwik

"Piwik is the leading open-source analytics platform that give you more than just powerful analytics."

http://piwik.org/

Twitter: @piwik

Plagiarism.org

"Plagiarism Prevention and Information on Proper Citation... Plagiarism.org is a free resource sponsored by iParadigms LLC, makers of Turnitin, WriteCheck, and iThenticate."

http://www.plagiarism.org/

Twitter: @PlagiarismDtOrg

Poynter: “How to preserve your work before the Internet eats it”

An article from Poynter on how to preserve your work in the digital age.

http://www.poynter.org/2016/how-to-preserve-your-work-before-the-internet-eats-it/390712/

Poynter's Plagiarism Guide

"Is it original? An editor’s guide to identifying plagiarism"

http://www.poynter.org/2014/is-it-original-an-editors-guide-to-identifying-plagiarism/269273/#guide

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières)

"Reporters Without Borders fights for press freedom all over the world. " Offers resources, training, loan of body armor, helmets, and distress beacons, a 24 hour emergency hotline, and insurance for "freelancers of any nationality, or staff journalists not covered by an employer insurance policy."

http://en.rsf.org/

Twitter: @RSF_en

Reynolds Journalism Institute @ Missouri School of Journalism

Tipsheets on topics relevant to journalists.

https://www.rjionline.org/downloads

SheSource Database (via the Women’s Media Center)

“SheSource is an online braintrust of female experts on diverse topics designed to serve journalists, producers and bookers who need female guests and sources.”

http://www.shesource.org

Twitter: @shesource

Source Fabric

“Sourcefabric is Europe’s largest developer of open source tools for news media… All of our tools are open source and free to download: Superdesk, Newscoop, Booktype, Airtime, Live Blog, and Citizen Desk.”

https://www.sourcefabric.org/

Storify

“Storify is the easiest way to find, collect, and share what people are saying all over the web.”

https://storify.com/

Twitter: @Storify

StoryMaker via Free Press Unlimited

"StoryMaker enables aspiring journalists all over the world to safely produce and publish professional-grade news with their phone."

https://storymaker.org/

The Coral Project

"We are creating open-source tools and resources for publishers of all sizes to build better communities around their journalism."

https://coralproject.net/

Twitter: @coralproject

Tineye

Reverse Image Search

https://www.tineye.com/

TinyLetter

"TinyLetter is a personal newsletter service brought to you by the people behind MailChimp. People use it to send updates, digests, and dispatches to their fans and friends... TinyLetter is a completely free service."

https://www.tinyletter.com/

Twitter: @tinyletter

UNESCO: Journalism Education & Training

Journalism Education & Training Resources from the United Nations

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/media-development/journalism-education-and-training/

UNESCO: Safety of Journalists

Safety of Journalists Information from the United Nations

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/freedom-of-expression/safety-of-journalists/

Verifeye Media

“If you are a photographer or photojournalist, a videographer, a filmmaker, or simply someone who is living or working in the midst of a major news story, Verifeye Media is interested in helping you get your footage seen by the world, and to get you paid.”

https://verifeyemedia.com/

Verified Pixel Project

Open Source image verification software, “The Verified Pixel Project aims to help demystify image verification for journalists.”

http://www.verified-pixel.com/

Availalbe for download at: https://github.com/verifiedpixel/verifiedpixel

Women’s Media Center

"The Women's Media Center makes women visible and powerful in the media" and "works with the media to ensure that women’s stories are told and women’s voices are heard... The Women’s Media Center was founded in 2005 as a non-profit progressive women's media organization by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem."

http://www.womensmediacenter.com/

Twitter: @womensmediacntr

Write Check

“Plagiarism checker, grammar checker & tutoring.”

http://en.writecheck.com/