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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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How to Host a Tweetup

What's a Tweetup & how does it work?

Analysis Exchange

What’s not to love? Web analytics strategy and site metrics assessment for the public good!

ScraperWiki

A collection of tools for Web scraping, data mining and visualization.

Tableau Public

A free service to create and publish interactive data visualizations to the web. You don’t need to be a programmer or hire one – no language to learn, no Flash, no plug-ins and no API.

Sea Beez

Julie Pham leads Sea Beez, a new hive for ethnic hyperlocal news. The recently launched site offers a range of capacity building services. Pham describes its role as bringing the necessary resources and tools to ethnic media makers so that they can deliver their stories, which are often noted as under-reported in mainstream media.

State of the News Media 2011

The State of the News Media 2011 is Pew’s eighth edition of their annual report on the health and status of American journalism. The report includes a series of special sections: a survey on how people use mobile technology to get local news; a report comparing the U.S. newspaper industry with the rest of the world’s; and two reports on community news websites. Released in March, the report is the work of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, a nonpolitical, nonpartisan research institute funded by the Pew Charitable Trust.

Seattle Newsdex

Understanding the degree of engagement each news or media channel has with its audience provides an important strategy for news producers to better evaluate their impact with unique audiences — as well as their value to advertisers.

Seattle: An Information Community Case Study by the New America Foundation

This comprehensive write up offers an inventory of demographics, emerging channels, new players in the field, the evolution of long time media brands, and implications for the future. Chock full of information rich with context and chronology of flashpoints, this case study explores the unique characteristics that have contributed to Seattle’s flourishing media landscape.

DataSphere Technologies

Based in Bellevue, Wash., DataSphere Technologies is a provider of hyperlocal web technology and sales solutions for media companies.

Xconomy

Seattle is one of five cities with Xconomy websites. The site was launched in 2008 and its says the following about itself: “Xconomy is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today’s high-tech economy. Xconomy’s goal is “to become...
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