There are a wealth of tools and sites for learning out there for upgrading journalism skills and learning new ones. Some links to what I have recently come across:
• Both the Reuter’s Handbook of Journalism and the CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices handbook are available to all online. These should be of interest to students, working pros, citizen journalists and just about anyone who cares about journalism.
• YouTube Reporters’ Center has a number of short videos (from people such as Katie Couric and Scott Simon) dealing with different aspects of doing the journalism. From its about fact box: “The YouTube Reporters’ Center is a new resource to help you learn more about how to report the news. It features some of the nation’s top journalists and news organizations sharing instructional videos with tips and advice for better reporting.” I’ve watched several, and there’s some meat there.
• 10 Inspirational New York Times multimedia and interactive features at 10,000 Words isn’t a how-to. Mark has smartly chosen 10 examples of how multimedia can be used to spread information. Inspirational, indeed.
Note: This link is now, or will soon be dead, so it’s been removed.
• 100 best blogs for journalism students is at the cutely-named website Learn-gasm. It’s a solid list that students can mine to build their own collection of continuing must-reads. (Found via Multimedia Shooter, which should be on everyone’s list.)