Resources Index

A wide array of resources for journalists from general assignment to investigative, including editors, multimedia and professors. Updated regularly to highlight tools relevant to current news.

Journalist’s Toolbox

Since 2004 the Toolbox has been a standard resource for reporters, editors, journalism teachers, and students. It features a rich collection of links to search tools, election coverage, First Amendment issues, jobs, education resources (high school and college), Investigative Reporters and Editors and other data/statistics sites, and links to topical issues (terrorism, floods, etc.)” Source: Barbara Iverson, Poynter

Presented by the Society of Professional Journalists and created and maintained by DePaul University instructor Mike Reilly, the Journalist’s Toolbox is an actively updated site that lists resources for reporters, editors, and academics. A sampling of the most recent additions: online grammar quizzes, a directory of all congressional Twitter handles, tips and resources on cyberbullying, an interactive map for locating newspapers, a Google Maps mashup of current sites and historical photos, a site that collects crash blossom headlines, and a thesaurus that generates short synonyms.” Source: Dawn McIlvain Stahl,

The Journalism Accelerator is not responsible for the content we post here, as excerpts from the source, or links on those sites. The JA does not endorse these sites or their products outright but we sure are intrigued with what they’re up to.