JO304 resources

Multimedia Journalism Resources

General Shooting Tips

Mobile

Writing Captions

Video Lower Thirds

Photos (Note: not all tips apply for journalistic use!)

Videolicious

Overview & Editing

Tools & Features Tutorials

            Tools & Tutorials – General

Map Tools

Interactives/Data Visualization

Building Your Web Presence

5 Things Your Online Journalism Portfolio Should Include

Create a top-notch journalist portfolio website.

For Building a Free/Low-cost Portfolio or Web Site

About.me (Use as landing page. Link to other content such as resume on Scribd.com. Example:https://about.me/oliviasmith)

WordPress.com (Free, not the “self-hosted version. See below.)

Content.ly

Squarespace

Muckrack.com

Wix.com

Virb.com

Weebly.com

Bluehost.com (for setting up a “self-hosted” version of WordPress)

Greengeeks.com (self-hosted WordPress)

iPage.com

Photoshelter.com (Good for photographers)

Using WordPress

WordPress is not just for blogging! It’s a full-fledged “content management system” that you can use to build a web site. With just a few tweaks, you can easily and quickly launch your own site. See these articles for details:

CUNY: Creating a Top-Notch Journalist Portfolio

How to Build a Distinctive Portfolio Site

 WordPress.com vs hosted WordPress

“Self-hosted” WordPress

Bluehost.com tutorials:
How to Install WordPress

Installing Themes

Setting up WordPress as a CMS

http://wordpress.forthenovice.com (videos)

WordPress.com Tutorials/Help

If you are using the free version of WordPress, look here for tips on how to configure your site:WordPress.com Support

Embedding documents
Do you want to embed :

Docstoc.com

Tutorial: How to Embed PDF, Spreadsheets, etc. into WordPress

WordPress Plugin: Google Doc Embedder (Note: this works only for the self-hosted version of WordPress, not the free version.

WordPress Themes (aka templates)
WordPress.com Theme Showcase: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/

Note: The themes below are for “self-hosted” WordPress sites. You cannot install your own themes on the freebie sites available at wordpress.com.

Graph Paper Press: Great templates for photographers, visual types

Gabfire: For creating a news site.

Themeforest.net: My personal favorite. Tip: Click on “Wordpress” in the navigation bar first to filter out other other formats.

Mojo Themes

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

This article compares the two.