Journalists' Toolkit


A training site for multimedia and online journalists

Baby Steps in Data Journalism

This is a Tumblr blog that I started in early April 2012:

Baby Steps in Data Journalism

Its purpose is to collect links and other useful information related to learning about data journalism.

To go directly to something you might be searching for, try these links:

How I installed Python (April 2012): Mac OS

A review of basic Unix commands:

  1. Baby Steps in Unix/Linux Part 1: Listing
  2. Baby Steps in Unix/Linux Part 2: Change Directories
  3. Baby Steps in Unix/Linux Part 3: Your Home Directory

Major categories so far:

Other tagged categories:

Eventually I will organize some of this material into new sections here at Journalists’ Toolkit. But for the near future, it’s all at the “Baby Steps” site.

HTML and CSS resources updated

Most journalists do not need to become code jockeys — but it can be quite useful to know the basics of the language of the Web: HTML. It’s not hard at all to learn a few basic tags, and with those few you can have the ability to create and format hyperlinks, fix silly errors in a CMS in the newsroom, and understand the underpinnings of a technology you use every day.

I have updated the HTML and CSS Resources page here, with an eye toward keeping it short and simple.

Why not take a moment to look under the hood and see the engine of the Web? Oh, and I have some links to get you up to speed on HTML5 and CSS3 too.

Blogging resources updated

Do you need some tips for better blogging? Or maybe a kick in the pants to get started on a new blog? Don’t just sit there staring at the screen!

I’ve added the Blogging Resources page to this site and made some updates.

I must confess, my resources are WordPress-heavy, because it’s my preferred blogging platform. If you would like to make a case for another blogging platform, leave a comment!

A new look for Journalists’ Toolkit

I have been meaning to move all the content from my Journalists’ Toolkit site to WordPress for a long time. Today is the day!

Well … not quite. I will not be moving everything right away. (For now, all content can be accessed from the site home page.) But eventually, each static page in the original site will have its content moved to a WordPress page within this CMS, and the old pages will redirect to the new ones.