I saw this link come across the JEA Listserv yesterday from Peggy Gregory and clicked through. It’s a nice piece authored by Eric Newton on PBS MediaShift that talks about some of digital tools journalists should be using for accountability journalism. It actually touches on more than eight because he mentions, as he puts it, a few “golden oldies” ranging from Document Cloud to Timeline JS. For his list of eight though, he pulled on the expertise of Ben Wirz. You can check out their list in the article on PBS MediaShift here: 8 Digital Tools Every Journalist Should Try
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Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.
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