Session Resources
Keynote Address

Old Dog Learns New Tricks, by Bob Cohn


Lessons from the Digital-First Newsroom

A Guide to Transforming Your Newsroom, by Borja Echevarría


Building Digital Beats

One Reporter’s Notebook: Building Digital Beats
, by Laura Amico

Project Argo Video: Dark secrets of the online overlords video, by Matt Thompson

Should We Blow Up Reporters' Beats in the Digital Age? by Josh Stearns

NPR Digital Services: Eight Lessons Learned from the Argo Project and How to Foster Blogging Success at Your Station, by Todd Mundt

NPR Digital Services: The Guide to Digital Beat Reporting: Getting Started, by Todd Mundt

Oregonian memo describes a beat reporter’s digital day, by Jim Romenesko

How to redesign the beat for engagement, impact, and accountability, by Andrew Donohue
The former editor of Voice of San Diego, now a Knight Fellow at Stanford, wants to rethink how journalists think about and find stories in the community.

Questions to guide a Digital First reporter’s work on any beat, by Steve Buttry

A list of resources for learning programming, aimed at journalists and others with a liberal arts background and no experience writing code. Prepared by Chris Amico.

See the Prezi presentation Laura prepared for the session. A toolkit for asking the right questions and finding your own answers.


Reporting with Sound

Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production

A good audio recorder
, recommended by Chris Arnold

A good microphone, recommended by Chris Arnold


Video and Multimedia Storytelling

View a selection of work by Alexandra Garcia, multimedia journalist for The Washington Post

Watch the award-winning multimedia narrative “Snow Fall,” produced by The New York Times


The Reporter-Editor Relationship and the Craft of Storytelling

The American Copy Editors’ Society Resources Archive

The blog companion to the slot: A spot for copy editors
, by Bill Walsh Resources for editing professors, students and working professionals to help strengthen the craft of editing and support the work of editors

The Elements of Style Online, by William Strunk, Jr.

Columbia Journalism Review’s Language Corner – On Grammar and Language

Twitter Resources
100 Indispensable Twitter Tips for Journalism Students from the Open Education Database

What every young journalist should know about using Twitter – article

Top 10 Essential Twitter Tips for Student Journalists – from College Media Matters

Updated and expanded Twitter tips for journalists – by Steve Buttry
Digital Transformation Editor, Digital First Media

Twitter tips for Journalists – Presented at Seattle SPJ/ONA workshop 2/13/12

10 ways journalists can use Twitter before, during and after reporting a story – Poynter article  

Twitter and Social Media Resources – from SPJ’s Journalist’s Toolbox

The journalistic pros & cons of Twitter’s new real-time video tool,

Twitter for Journalists Webinar Series with Mark Luckie

Journalism Websites
There are many online resources for journalists and journalism students. Included below are just a few of the many organizations and professional associations worth getting to know better.

At the Nieman Foundation

Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
Established in 1938, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has awarded fellowships to more than 1,300 accomplished journalists from 92 countries. Grants are awarded annually to accomplished professionals who come to the university for a year of study, seminars and special programs that convene scholars and experts in all fields. Now 75 years old, the foundation’s mission remains to promote and elevate the standards of journalism and educate persons deemed specially qualified for journalism.

Nieman Reports
An influential quarterly magazine and website written by and for journalists that explores journalism’s core challenges and opportunities and offers resources to j-school professors and students

Nieman Journalism Lab
An innovative online collaborative that identifies emerging business models and reports on the future of news, innovation, and best practices in journalism in the digital media age

Nieman Storyboard
A website that showcases exceptional narrative journalism in every medium and explores the future of nonfiction storytelling


The American Copy Editors Society

American Journalism Review

American Press Institute

American Society of Business Publication Editors

American Society of Journalists & Authors

American Society of Newspaper Editors

Asian American Journalists Association

Association of Health Care Journalists

Center for Investigative Reporting

The Center for Public Integrity

Columbia Journalism Review

Committee to Protect Journalists

Council of National Journalism Organizations

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

The Freedom Forum

Global Journalist

Global Voices

International Center for Journalists

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

International Reporting Project


Pew Center for Civic Journalism

Journalism Resources

Journalist's Toolbox

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Knight International Journalism Fellowships

Knight New Media Center

Maynard Institute

Media Bistro

Media Bloggers Association


Metro Editors

Museum of Television & Radio Media Center

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Coalition Against Censorship

National Education Writers Association

National Freedom of Information Coalition

National Freedom of Information Coalition blog

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association

National Newspaper Association

National Press Club

National Press Foundation

National Press Photographers Association

Native American Journalists Association




The Newseum

Newspaper Association of America

The Newspaper Guild


News University

Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University

Online Journalism Review

The Online News Association

Organization of News Ombudsmen

Overseas Press Club

PEN American Center

Pew Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Poynter Institute

Project for Excellence in Journalism


Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Radio-Television News Directors Association

Religion Newswriters Association

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Reporters Without Borders

Reznet: News & Views by Native American Students

Society of Environmental Journalists

Society of Professional Journalists

South Asian Journalists Association

Student Press Law Center

Sunshine Week

UNITY - Journalists of Color, Inc.

White House News Photographers Association

World Association of Newspapers