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Multimedia journalism

Great free apps for multimedia journalists :: the most popular one by far, covering some online sites to aid journo production

Shooting multimedia-a lot to juggle :: the challenges of covering stories in multimedia in the field; in this case, Iraq.


So, you’ve got some time on your hands, regardless if you are a student on summer vacation, an employee on furlough, or a professional in between jobs. Whatever the scenario, I have got a great list of resources to keep you busy for days. I have quickly realized that our industry loves lists — on tips, software, tools, projects — so I decided to make a Top-85 collection of these lists.

All together, the list below points you to more than 2,730 articles, projects, tools and tips in eight broad categories. Whew, don’t get overwhelmed. Just use this as inspiration to make the most of your free time — there is something here for everyone!

Common sense tells us that print is not going away. If print is no longer an important part of your life, that is undeniable. But to extrapolate from personal experience to a statement about what is going to happen in the world doesn’t work. But that’s exactly what many of the people foretelling the death of print are doing.

That’s because most of the public discourse tends to be dominated by information junkies and there is little doubt that if you’re an information junkie, the web is the way to go. But the reality is that info-junkies are only a small tribe. They consume the news at a prodigious rate and the web is the fastest way to satisfy their appetite. Thus, they’re also the most vocal tribe — so it’s easy to get the impression that theirs is the most widely held conclusion. But if you listen to some of the discourse, it soon becomes apparent that it’s only one way to look at it.

The following is the first in a 6-part series of responses to the government inquiry into the future of local and regional media. We will be submitting the whole – along with blog comments – to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee. They invited responses on 6 areas. This post, by Alex Lockwood, looks at the first:

“The impact of newspaper closures on independent local journalism and access to local information”

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