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The Journalism Accelerator resource section features what other news producers have used, applications to up productivity across distribution, technology, revenue, craft, community, experiments, education and policy. We’re also collecting (and welcoming your recommended) resource listings from other industries that may help publishers gain efficiency.
 
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CJR’s Guide to Online News Startups

CJR offers a rich database of “searchable, living, ongoing documentation of digital news outlets.” Sort online publishers by location, type of coverage, revenue sources and more.

Quantcast Learning Center

Who is your audience? How are similar online news ventures doing? Quantcast offers one solution that “provides free, directly measured traffic and audience composition reports” to up clarity and ad rates.

Finding your funding model (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

For current or potential nonprofit publishers: specific, thoughtful research to help you “identify and develop the right funding model.” Practical guidance to start out or scale up for success.

Mobile Media Toolkit

Use your phone to help you report, publish or broadcast smarter with mobile tools. This Knight funded project offers special pages for pros, citizen journalists and news/media organizations.

Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index 2011-2012

“Democracy needs media freedom,” says Reporters Without Borders’ report on press restrictions around the globe. Arrests and beatings during Occupy coverage dropped the US to 47th place.

Online Publishers Association

The other online publishing news association. Membership is pricey, but the site offers free, useful research on trends in advertising and technology. Representing the interests of publishers.

Predictions for Journalism 2012 (Nieman Lab)

Will social media get boring? Will Amazon conquer? See 23 predictions for journalism in 2012 that could inspire your future. These bright writers weigh in on what may matter most.

#wjchat

A lively, weekly Twitter chat for web journalists. Share tips, find colleagues, learn, teach and consider new possibilities. Mission: “Saving the world...well, journalism first.”

Crowdmap

Collect, aggregate, then visualize on a map and timeline. Crowdmap is free, designed to help you “monitor elections, map crisis information, curate local resources, document a zombie invasion.”

On The Media

A weekly public radio show slicing deep into issues of media literacy and journalism. Podcast OTM to stay up to speed on the forces at work shaping journalism today.
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