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JA Resource Q&A: “Building a great community”

Are comment threads on your site an asset or liability? Highlights from a Q&A with Disqus VP Ro Gupta on ways to improve the experience of online conversation, build community and tie in revenue.

The 4th Estate Project

Quantifying sources and statements with statistical analyses of media reports, distilling data into useful infographics, The 4th Estate Project aims to show the value of professional journalism.


Find people tweeting about your local stories and beats. TweetCharts lets users compile a comprehensive report based on any hashtag, username, word, phrase, or URL.

JA Resource Q&A: A social strategy of “purpose and intention”

Whether you’re part of a large media company or a solo show, how to build a social management system that’s organized and strategic. Highlights from a JA resource Q&A.

Verify U.S. Federal Government Social Media Accounts

Did the government really say that? In a viral world, it’s worth verifying. Use this new tool to check whether a government agency has registered a social source.

Politifact’s Truth-O-Meter

Draw on the fact-checking prowess of Politifact and embed their national research and accuracy ratings of political claims right on your site. Inspiration for a local effort?

Journalist’s Resource

“Unlocking scholarship for stories” by curating studies on the environment, economy, society and government. A terrific source of tips and insight for finding good info in the overflow.

Social Media Biz

Led by longtime web innovator J.D. Lasica, a deep dive into the social web with practical considerations to fuel your success. Free tools, tips, and research to hone your social strategy.


A new timeline tool designed to be easy on the eyes and easy to use, courtesy of Medill's Knight News Innovation Lab. You choose: template or code. Some free assistance for publishers “of all sizes.”

Reporters’ Lab: Tools, Techniques & Research for Public Affairs Reporting

Vetting tools and techniques to empower journalists seeking information vital for public interest reporting. Reviews, research and tutorials help you mine the data and come out with a story.
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