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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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A Guide to Effective Fact Checking On-air and Online

Five steps for analyzing political ads, nine “patterns of deception” to watch for and specific tips on presentation. Highly practical as ads spiral high in cost and share of air.

ReadrBoard

Improve your audience understanding by capturing reactions in the moment as people read, see or hear your content. The concept of comment threads, but deeply interactive. Embed with a button.

Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

A center to guide, examine, and encourage action, as“[u]pheavals in journalism have bequeathed to journalists a dizzying whirlpool of ethical issues.”

10 Best Practices for Twitter for Journalists

Distilling research and the practices of major newsrooms to a top ten list capturing the essence of 140 character journalism communication. Subscription version highlights useful examples.

2012 Freelance Industry Report

Offering insights to the highs and lows of freelancing, useful broad context as more journalists become self-employed. Findings explore attitude, practices and entrepreneurial success.

Scan and Analysis of Best Practices in Digital Journalism In and Outside U.S. Public Broadcasting

Go deep, reach out, play with form, promote participation. Just some of the best practices in this guide for journalism in the public service contextualized by the shifting media world.

Kent State Media Law Center for Ethics and Access

A solid resource offering expert advice, annual training and connections for further learning. Explore workshop archives for insight on ethics in sports reporting, innovation, and media values.

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.

Digital Training Comes of Age

Journos now need fluency in multimedia, data, entrepreneurship and social engagement. Use this report documenting the desire and payoff of training to build a professional development plan.

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?
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