JO304 resources

Multimedia Journalism Resources

General Shooting Tips


Writing Captions

Video Lower Thirds

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


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 (Use as landing page. Link to other content such as resume on Example: (Free, not the “self-hosted version. See below.)

Squarespace (for setting up a “self-hosted” version of WordPress) (self-hosted WordPress) (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 vs hosted WordPress

“Self-hosted” WordPress tutorials:
How to Install WordPress

Installing Themes

Setting up WordPress as a CMS (videos) Tutorials/Help

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

Embedding documents
Do you want to embed :

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) Theme Showcase:

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

Graph Paper Press: Great templates for photographers, visual types

Gabfire: For creating a news site. My personal favorite. Tip: Click on “Wordpress” in the navigation bar first to filter out other other formats.

Mojo Themes vs.

This article compares the two.