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Journalism websites you must search for today


If you are looking to enhance your journalism curriculum, or your journalism knowledge in general, I have found that the below websites are ones that will greatly grow your appreciation for the craft. Enjoy!

https://rsf.org/ - This site ranks every country according to free press, and gives reasons why. Did you realize that the U.S. ranks 45th in the world in the Freedom Press Index? Norway ranks first.

https://firstdraftnews.org/ - Firstdraft allows you to take courses in areas such as COVID coverage and how to cover stories in the modern day. Professional multimedia journalists walk you through how to utilize tools such as Google Trends, Reverse Image Search, and Geoimage satellites to spot relevance and fake news.

https://storycorps.org/ - This is a great way to teach students or young journalists how to conduct human-interest interviews and come up with ideas for feature stories. The "No More Questions" YouTube vid is particularly moving.

Poyner.org - Most journalists have heard about Poynter. It offers everything from news to jobs, but it also offers an entire resources section with a list of fake news games you can play. There is a list of seven games on this link that check your knowledge of real versus fake news, reporting skills, etc. Check it out!

Snopes.com - In an era where young people are taking social media content as news, fact-checking sites like snopes are more important than ever. It's a fun activity to try with students to see if they know a story is true, false or somewhere in between.

https://www.journaliststoolbox.org - I found it harder to find sites that are an all-in-one multimedia stop for journalists today. Multimedia sites such as interactivenarratives and mediastorm are no longer up-to-date, but this one that is that is supported by the Society of Professional Journalists, gives several links to digital storytelling tools.

These are some of the sites that I recommend using either in the classroom or to benefit you in the field. If you have any sites you think I should add, feel free to let me know!

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