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Lists of Tools | Listas de Ferramentas

New tools for new news

Journalists need new tools to work online. I started building this online database of such tools as a personal project, just a way to keep track of everything I was using. It has since grown into something I think others will find useful.

The site is in public beta for now. Eventually, I hope to move it to its own domain.

Anyone can browse this site and subscribe to our RSS feeds. Registering allows you to add new tools, add links to existing tools and bookmark tools, which will be saved on your contributor page.

Chris Amico created an open list of tools for journalists. Many are open source, and they cover many aspects of the online news needs. If you know some more you can add your suggestions.

I found another list via @vinil2004, with learning tools but that provides a great deal of applications for the web2.0 users and pros.

This reminded me i should probably update my post about free tools for the online newsroom – especially dedicated for freelancers.

Check them links below.

Chris Amico criou uma lista aberta de ferramentas para jornalistas. Muitas são open source, e cobrem muitas das necessidades da informação online. Se conhecerem outras, contribuam.

Encontrei outra lista via @vinil2004 com mais ferramentas dedicadas ao ensino mas que podem úteis para utilizadores e profissionais da web2.0.

Isto lembrou-me do meu post sobre ferramentas grátis para a redacção online– dedicado especialmente para freelancers.

Vejam nos links abaixo.

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Já começou | Knight News Challenge | is on

Knight News ChallengeKnight Foundation

Worldwide Contest Reopens With $5 Million
For Digital Media Experiments to Innovate Journalism

We’re giving away around $5 million in 2009 for the development and distribution of neighborhood and community-focused projects, services, and programs.

If you have a great idea that will improve local online news, deepen community engagement, bring Web 2.0 tools to local neighborhoods, develop publishing platforms and standards to support local conversations or innovate how we visualize, experience or interact with information, we’d like to see it! You have the opportunity to win funding for your project and support within a vibrant community of media, tech, and community-oriented people who want to improve the world.

There are three rules to follow to apply to the 2008-09 Knight News Challenge:

  1. Use or create digital, open-source technology as the code base.
  2. Serve the public interest.
  3. Benefit one or more specific geographic communities.

Get support for your application before you submit: The brand-new News Challenge Garage is a coaching and mentoring site for prospective applicants to talk with mentors and peers, check out previous winners’ applications and improve your application before you submit.

Applications for the 2008-09 cycle will be taken starting September 2, 2008 and close on November 1, 2008.

Está aí o Knight News Challenge, o maior prémio para o desenvolvimento de jornalismo multimédia, comunitário e open source. Entre os vencedores da última edição estão o Dave Cohn, o Ryan Sholin e Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Se tiverem ideias participem e testem-nas no News Challenge Garage.

Here’s Knight News Challenge latest edition, the biggest prize for the development of multimedia, community based, open source journalism. Amongst last year’s winners are Dave Cohn ,Ryan Sholin and Sir Tim Berners-Lee . If you have any ideas apply and test them at the News Challenge Garage.

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Open Source: Ferramentas para a redacção | Newsroom Tools

The Gimp on Ubuntu Linux

Brian Boyer é um programador-jornalista financiado pela bolsa da Knight News Challenge. O Brian escreveu no seu blog um post dedicado a ferramentas open source para se usar na redacção.A ler. Já agora visitem o post que eu fiz sobre o mesmo assunto há uns tempos atrás.

Brian Boyer is a programmer-journalist financed by the Knight News Challenge scholarship. Brian wrote a post on his blog about open source tools to use in the newsroom. Read it, and since were at it, take a look to another post i wrote sometime ago about the same subject.

Free, as in free speech

I use free and open source software, almost exclusively, when I practice journalism.

Free and open source software is counter-intuitive to many, but the mantra of the free software movement uses terms that journalists should understand very well.

Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer.

It’s a philosophy. It’s about transparency, openness and honesty. You are encouraged to know the inner workings of your tools, and make them better when you find them lacking. There are no secrets, no magic, and no mysterious blue screens of death.

A Redacção OpenSource | The OpenSource Newsroom

Free, as in free speech

via A Coder Practices Multimedia Journalism — with Open Source Tools

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