Journalists' Toolkit


A training site for multimedia and online journalists

Blogging Resources

By Mindy McAdams Updated 8 Sept 2010

If you’re completely new to blogging, start with this chapter from the Reporter’s Guide to Multimedia Proficiency: Start a blog (a basic how-to guide; February 2009).


This popular, free, open-source blogging system can be used in two ways: On the hosted site (some limitations), or on your own site, which you control (requires you to have your own Web hosting). — set up a free blog here.

  • WordPress Basics — a free guide to getting started (from Journalists’ Toolkit) — download and install here if you have your own Web hosting.

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