Useful Links


  • – More than just showcasing an individual’s portfolio, this site offers “examples, resources and tutorials of both new and established technologies used to enhance journalism.”
  • All Things Digital – Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal and his crew hit trending topics on digital media, including e-readers, tablets and mobile applications.
  • Amber MacArthur – New media journalism and web strategist. Host of CommandN, a great long-standing weekly tech video podcast.
  • Beatblogging – Fascinating site “looks at how journalists can use social networks and other Web tools to improve beat reporting …”
  • Chris Snider Design – Blog that sees itself as “online media, innovation and the future of journalism.” Snider, an instructor at Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been a featured speaker at JEA’s National Convention.
  • CNet – Product reviews and prices, software downloads, and tech news. Their RSS feed is one embedded on this site.
  • (or #collegejourn on twitter) – they do an interesting weekly chat with members of the college journalism community (students and professors)
  • Collegemediainnovation – “A group discussion about the future of student media.” The resources page offers examples and other useful tools.
  • Collegemediamatters – Like the name says, it’s geared more toward college media, but the blog has some use transferable to high school media.
  • instantShift – Blog showcasing everything from online photo editing programs to most used fonts by professionals. They are one of the RSS feeds showcased on this site.
  • Interactivenarratives – The site “is designed to capture the best of online visual storytelling as practiced by online and print journalists from around the country and the world.”
  • Knight Digital Media Center at UC Berkeley – Some wonderful tutorials intended to complement on-site seminars put on by the center.
  • Lifehacker – A blog that offers tips and downloads for getting things done. Lots of what they offer are free ways of doing things that cost. We have included them as part of the RSS feed on this site.
  • Mashable – Great site for the latest tech news. As they say “All That’s New on the Web.” In addition, they are one of the sites fed into the RSS feed on this site.
  • – Billed as “free resources for film and digital media production, the site is one of the best for visual communication.
  • MediaShift – PBS’s guide to the digital media revolution. This site also does what many new media sites don’t: It writes about traditional – or legacy – media, meaning old-school print and electronic.
  • Megan Taylor – Young, in-tune, connected media blogger, web developer, multimedia producer and journalist. Has worked with MediaShift, Poynter and others.
  • Mindy McAdams – Blogger of “Teaching Online Journalism, McAdams is a journalist, journalism educator and web developer.
  • ReadWriteWeb – A wonderful blog for the tech savvy, or those looking to become tech savvy. They bill themselves as “the number one information technology blog in the world.”


  • JEA – The Journalism Education Association
  • NSPA – The National Scholastic Press Association
  • HSJ – High School
  • HSBJ – High School Broadcast Journalism
  • CSPA – Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • Quill and Scroll – The International Honor Society for High School Journalism
  • CSJ – The Center for Scholastic Journalism offers support on a range of things from legal issues to lesson plans
  • Mi-America High School Student Television – NATAS Mid-America Chapter
  • Schooltube – Video hosting site and broadcasting resource

State Organizations

  • IHSPA – Iowa High School Press Association
  • JEANC – Journalism Education Assocation of Northern California
  • NCSMA – North Carolina Scholastic Media Association
  • OSM – Oklahoma Scholastic Media Association OIPA