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Journalism Resources - Compiled & edited by Karla Tonella, University of Iowa

Journalism Teaching Resources on the Web

City Council
a newsgathering simulation. Students gather notes from "last night's" city council meeting and then write a story.
Color, Contrast & Dimension in News Design
An interactive Flash teaching unit by Pegie Stark Adam from that takes one through color theory basics using newspaper and magazine examples.
The Elements of Digital Storytelling
by Nora Paul & Christina Fiebich, U. Minn.
Newsroom 101: Exercises in Grammar, Usage and Associated Press Style
"These self-instructional exercises are based on issues . . . that arose at a daily newspaper. They are offered here for people who are learning copy editing. . . . The examples and answers came from Ron Hartung of the Tallahassee Democrat -- grammar consultant, newsroom coach, intern mentor and author of the weekly "Traffic Doctor"column. These exercises were edited and put online by Gerald Grow -- professor of journalism at Florida A&M University."
Flash Journalism
A companion site to Mindy McAdams' book Flash Journalism: How to Produce Multimed News Packages
Gestalt and Typography
Mike Cuenca produced this 7 minute multimedia presentation on using Gestalt to understand typography.
Guide to Investigative Journalism - PBS
A Web-based set of articles with links to resources that accompanies the PBS series America's Investigative Reports.
Index of Journalism Ethics Cases
from David Boeyink, Indiana U School of Journalism
Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative:Theory and Practice
Free course materials from MIT's Open Courseware program. Includes an excellent and challenging list of readings.
Journalism & Mass Communication Schools in the USA
"Index of links to many of the schools and university departments that offer Journalism (or) Mass Communication as a program in the US. "
Multimedia Reporting and Convergence
From the UC Berkeley journalism graduate school -- a tutorial on producing multimedia stories for mid-career journalists. Lots of information there -- everything from choosing a story to what to put in your backpack as well as good tutorials on the major applications you'll need to know how to use: iMovie, Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver.
Working for excellence in TV news - non-profit television news laboratory affiliated with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
News Reporting Simulation
One of the courseware offerings of the Center for New Media at Columbia University by John Pavlik. "In the ... simulation, you'll find yourself in the role of a police reporter for Freeport News assigned to cover a fire. You'll face a variety of decisions and challenges. After doing your reporting, you'll write and file a news story."
News University: Training for Journalists, Anytime, Anywhere.
Online courses, some free, some for a fee, offer training "through self-directed modules, eSeminars and faculty-led courses." Topics are narrowly focused. Some examples: Math for Journalists, Freedom of Information, Covering Water Quality, Color in News Design, etc.
NPR News Code of Ethics and Practices
February 25, 2004. See also "Independence and Integrity II: The Updated Ethics Guide for
Public Radio Journalism"
Reporting Census 2000 A Guide for Journalists
Stephen K. Doig, Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University
"The Rhetorica Network offers analysis and commentary about the rhetoric, propaganda, and spin of journalism and politics, including analysis of presidential speeches and election campaigns. This site features the Rhetorica: Press-Politics Journal web log, comprehensive news media links, a rhetoric textbook, a primer of critical techniques, and information for citizens. The character of Rhetorica represents the purposes and canons of classical rhetoric.  --Andrew R. Cline, Ph.D." See especially his essay on bias
Storytelling for the Web
by Jeff Cowart, President Media National for Gannet online training
Thinking Visually
Created by Mark D. Harmon, Assoc. Professor in the Dept. of Broadcastging, University of Tennessee.
Tips for Interviewing
From Ken Metzler, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon School off Communication, author of Creative Interviewing.
You Be the Producer!
a news judgment game from CNN
Writing for Radio - Mike Meckler

Selected Journalism Schools

The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Center for New Media at Columbia University
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Indiana University School of Journalism
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Missouri School of Journalism
Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies
Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Texas A & M University (College Station)
U. of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
U.C.Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
U. of Wisconsin Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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