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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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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.

The Role of Philanthropy in Local Accountability Journalism

Responding to the need for local accountability journalism, leaders of investigative startups share insights about reporting, funding and the future. Watch full sessions or review highlights.

The Open Notebook

Dedicated to the craft of science journalism, TON is useful for any reporter, offering sample pitches, tips on thinking, asking, writing, and a handy advice column tapping wisdom and experience.

Emergency Journalism: Toolkit for better and accurate reporting

Tested reporting tools and tips to cover community emergencies from massive storms to outbreaks of violence. Find ways to mashup maps, efficiently use online sources, quickly verify social media.

Disqus

Designed to play well with WordPress, Tumblr, Drupal, Blogger, HTML and JS. A drag or drop comment system offering a free version you can experiment with to encourage an active online community.

Becoming an Entrepreneurial Journalist: From Idea to Implementation

Looking to start your own news biz? Mark Briggs teams up with Poynter in an online course: Entrepreneurial journalism - from idea to implementation. A low-cost investment in practical learning.

Pew Report: Future of Mobile News

As the number of Americans getting news on mobile devices rapidly expands, a Pew study shows ways media organizations can hone strategy to match human habits.

TweetCharts

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.

SocialNewsDesk

A social media manager designed specifically with TV newsrooms in mind, SocialNewsDesk masterminds audience and fan communication on multiple channels using a streamlined approach.

EconoCheck

Layering a specific need into fact-checking options, Sunlight and IRE join forces, creating this handy way to verify politicians' economic claims. A guide to datasets, including easy explainers.
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