Six must-use resources for digital journalists
There are plenty of high-quality audiovisual banks out there brimming with content under Creative Commons licences or in the public domain which you can use to complete your projects or better illustrate your data.
We suggest checking out these image and video galleries, which are specialized in areas such as the arts and humanities, education, economics and business, and computer science and telecommunications.
Bear in mind that you must cite the original source of any image or video you decide to use.
The UOC Library provides access to several news libraries, including My News, International Newsstream and the featured resource of the day, Factiva. The digital platform is operated by the world-renowned Dow Jones group, a global supplier of economic and financial information and the owner of The Wall Street Journal.
It contains a wealth of content, including news items, images, videos and corporate reports, all of which helps to provide a local and global outlook on matters of business, industry and finance. You will find headlines from newspapers such as The Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian; business magazines like Forbes and Newsweek; videos and radio podcasts from the BBC, CNN and CBS; and images from photography agencies belonging to Reuters or Knight Ridder.
The platform can help users to get an inside scoop on what's happening in Spain and around the world, put together a press pack, look up information about a specific country, study a company's balance sheets and stay up to date on market indexes.
3. Optimismo para periodistas: claves para entender los nuevos medios de comunicación en la era digital (Optimism for journalists: keys to understanding new media in the digital age)
This e-book takes an in-depth look at journalism in the age of digital communication and social media, and encourages journalists to look to the future with hope. Marta Franco and Miquel Pellicer answer burning questions about current trends in journalism, the new skills required of journalism professionals, the most innovative financing models and techniques for upping our online reputation.
This guide will introduce you to the world of data journalism, providing introductory content, examples of good practices, a list of organizations involved in the sector and helpful tools for data journalists.
Examples of data journalism have been drawn from a number of leading newspapers like The Guardian and The New York Times. You will find articles based on exhaustive evidence and attention-grabbing multimedia items, from The Washington Post, for instance.
This guide contains a map of Spain's media, with up-to-date information on nearly 7,000 media channels, agencies and communication groups, including their contact details, supplements, editions and advertising rates.
Another feature of this resource is the panel of expert professionals it provides. The individuals on this list have made a name for themselves in a range of fields, including science, academia, business and culture. Last but not least, the guide offers a list of freelance professionals, categorized by specialization and experience level.
This guide covers a series of SEO optimization techniques that can help you improve the positioning of your content within the infinite World Wide Web.
It also suggests information and tools for drawing up a social media plan. It answers the following key questions: What media is your target audience on? How should you segment so that ads reach the audience you want? And finally, what social media are the most popular and what do users look for on them?