CoPress – cool web tips for journalism students (of all ages)

I wrote this post for my students over at our class community on Ning, then realised I really wanted to share it here too. 🙂
I think I’ve mentioned CoPress before, but I’ve just been reading a few of their latest posts, and they just have so much useful info I wanted to mention them again.

CoPress is “a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college news outlets with the technical resources and support network they need to innovate online.” Among other things, they’ll host your student publication for you! And yes, before you ask, they’re happy to work with Australian unis, I already asked them. 🙂

The CoPress blog is awesome, packed with useful info and links. Here are two recent posts I thought you’d find helpful:

A awesome walkthrough of a multimedia “deep journalism” website put together by the Amherst Wire. You’ll see they even show you the flowcharts they drew to help them design their site. 🙂

A recent “link sharing” post they made looked at the recent big changes in newspaper publishing including the closure of the Seattle PI but it also has some really handy links about how student publications are using WordPress (and some recommendations of good plugins).

If you browse recent posts on the blog you’ll see they constantly mention new web tools (or how to get the most out of existing ones) – this post made me want to check out BlogTalkRadio – a way to record podcasts and then let listeners ‘call in’ with questions.

Hopefully at least some of those links will be helpful to you. 🙂

1 Comment

  1. Greg Linch Said,

    April 2, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

    Thanks for all the link love!