- LinkedIn – How to not make newcomer mistakes on LinkedIn
- JeffBullas.com – 12 Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make on Twitter If You Want More Followers
- Life Hacker – The Best Extensions to Make Google Maps Even More Awesome
- Mashable – 12 Best iPhone Apps of 2014
- IJNET – Analice.me helps journalists automatically analyze thousands of documents
- LinkedIn – 15 Twitter Tips That Get More Retweets, Favourites And Clicks [INFOGRAPHIC]
- Gigaom – 13 Google Chrome extensions you should know about
- Mashable – 11 Best Video Editing Software Platforms
- Shout Me Loud – How to Choose Blogging Niche of your New Blog
- Code Geekz – 20 Free Data Visualization Tools
Mashable has long been one of my go-to websites when it comes to things I can do to improve my digital journalism skills. So below are great links to 10 Mashable articles that may help you. Enjoy!
- From creating charts to managing your inbox, the 11 most useful web tools of 2014
- The Tumblr Starter Kit
- The 7 Best Uses for Tumblr
- Persona Wants to Protect Your Online Reputation
- The Beginner’s Guide to SoundCloud
- 5 Must-Have Tools for a Killer Presentation
- 9 Best Free Image Editors
- 7 Things You Didn’t Know Bitly Could Do
- How to Optimize Your Profile Photos Across Social Media
- 9 Best Free Image Editors
It’s a new year, and it’s not too late to add a work-related resolution — learn new digital skills. Don’t be afraid. We’ve compiled this list of 10 simple things to get you started!
- Hold and record a Google Hangout.
- Step up your game on Twitter.
- Record and upload a story on Soundcloud.
- Create an embeddable map using Google Fusion Tables.
- Try your hand at coding – for free!
- Test out these alternatives to a PowerPoint presentation.
- Learn how to make infographics.
- Take a Skillcrush class on becoming a WordPress developer.
- Whip up an embeddable timeline using Timeline JS.
- Learn Google Analytics with a free online course.
The NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force and the Diverse Social Media Editors and Digital Journalists Facebook group is committed to helping journalists beef up their digital skills and help keep them relevant in ever-changing newsrooms.
Tonight we’re unveiling the first of a free series of digital skills webinars — New Year, New You, Part 2. At 8:30 p.m. ET, we’re holding our first webinar, “Tech & Tools Journalists Can Use.” Our panelists — Benet Wilson, Emma Carew Grovum, Ingrid Sturgis, Marissa Evans, Jeannine Hunter and Romy Camille — will share and demonstrate their favorite tools, websites, apps and technology. We’ll take your questions and the webinar will be recorded for those who can’t make it. Our media partner for this event is AllDigitocracy.org. You can still register, here.
It’s 2015, and yes, we’re all making our New Year’s resolutions. One of yours should be to step up your digital journalism skills to keep you relevant in your current newsroom or help you become a star in a new one.
To that end, NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force and the Diverse Social Media Editors and Digital Journalists Facebook group will host a free series of webinars — New Year, New You, Part 2 — in January, all designed to boost your digital skills in 2015. Click here to see what we did in 2014.
First up, on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at 8:30 p.m. ET, is “Tech & Tools Journalists Can Use,” a free hour-long webinar where panelist will share and demonstrate their favorite tools, websites, apps and technology that help them do their jobs smarter and better. We’ll leave time for questions after the presentation, which will be recorded. Our media partner for this event is AllDigitocracy.org.
Watch this space for other webinars we’ll be holding this month to boost your skills. And if there are webinars you want to see, let us know. Here’s to a great 2015!
It’s the end of the month, and very close to the end of the year. So below are not five, not 10 but 20 hacks, tips and tools you can try out as you work on boosting your digital storytelling skills in 2015. Enjoy, and happy new year!
- Medium – How they did it — Part 1: Spotting storytelling tools in the wild
- Knight Blog – New Digital Tools Every Journalist Should Try
- LinkedIn – The Top 10 Get Sh*t Done Tools
- PBS – 8 Digital Tools Every Journalist Should Try
- Gigaom – How to get faster answers to your searches in Google Chrome for Android
- IJNet – SoundCite makes it easier to add audio clips to text stories
- Blogging Tips – Top 10 Essential URL Shorteners
- Knight Center, University of Texas – Maps, timelines and infographics: 5 tools to build your own interactive visualizations
- RebelMouse – 7 ways to write better headlines
- Re/Code – Here’s the Twitter Tracking Tool More People Should Know About
- PBS – 10 Social Media Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
- Mashable – 7 Tips for Surviving The Leap From Employee to Entrepreneur
- Buffer Social – The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research
- Gizmodo – 10 tricks to make yourself an Evernote master
- PBS – 11 Steps to a Better Twitter Stream
- Knight Digital Media Center – Tools for mobile community engagement
- Mashable – How I Gained 68,000 Followers by Live-Tweeting
- Socialbrite – 9 time-saving tips to write more blog posts
- Blogging Tips – 8 Ways to Use Video the Right Way on Your Blog
- MediaBistro – The 7 Elements of an Optimized Twitter Profile [INFOGRAPHIC]