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Journalism 2.0
Download a free copy of Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive. Reported by Mark Briggs. Edited by Jan Schaffer. http://www.kcnn.org/resources/journalism_20/

Online writing tips
A dozen online writing tips by Jon Dube.  http://www.cyberjournalist.net/news/000118.php

Some tutorials from the Knight Digital Media Center

The transition to digital journalism
A look at the major digital tools and trends that are disrupting the news industry and changing the way journalists do their jobs. http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/digital-transform/

Picking the right media for reporting a story
This tutorial goes through the different types of media — video, photos, audio, graphics/maps and text — and the kinds of stories or characteristics of stories that lend themselves to each. http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/picking-right-media-reporting-story/

Multimedia storytelling
Not all stories make good multimedia stories. The best are multi-dimensional. They include action for video, a graphic, someone who can give some pithy quotes for video or audio, and/or strong emotions for still photos and audio. Most multimedia stories require that the reporter go into the field to report. http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/starttofinish/

Audacity is open-source, free sound-editing software that offers cross-platform compatibility. http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/audacity/

Soundslides has become a standard for creating audio slideshows due to its simple interface, low cost and its devotion to journalistic storytelling. http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/using-soundslides/

To post Soundslides material on a site like my.hsj.org, it must be converted to video. This can only be done with the professional version of the program. To convert it, go to http://video.soundslides.com/converter

Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro is the video editing software of choice for journalists using Apple computers. Final Cut Pro does not make a version for Windows. http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/finalcut/

iMovie is a simple, easy to use video editing program that comes free with the Apple operating system (it has no Windows PC version). http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/imovie/

Premiere is the most popular video editing program that works on both Windows PCs and Apple computers. Made by Adobe, it is comparable to the Final Cut Pro video editing program for the Apple platform. http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/premiere/

Reducing video file size for the Web
Once you've finished editing your video (or audio), you'll need to greatly reduce its filesize so that it can be used on the Web. http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/webvideo/

Shoot Fast and Edit Easy with FlipVideo webinar
Veteran broadcast adviser Janet Kerby shows how to get the most out these easy-to-use video cameras. Learn how frame shots, do simple editing and upload video to the Web. http://www.hsj.org/content.cfm?CmsPagesID=277

Social Media Tools in Your Newsroom and Classroom webinar
From Twitter to Facebook, You Tube, Vimeo and beyond, Dr. Syb explains what to use, how to use it and most importantly, if and when to use it. Knowing what's available is half of the battle, so arm yourselves with a virtual arsenal. http://www.hsj.org/content.cfm?CmsPagesID=276