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Journalism Toolbox Part 2

In this Journalists Toolbox is a set of useful resources for reporters, editors and other media professionals.

Resources include details of training, money, grants, jobs, fees, networking, education, e-book publishing, jobs etc.

Perhaps you have created some resources yourself that you would like to add. Then contact us


News Ideas. 1

Press Release Distribution. 2

Networking. 2

Trade Unions. 3

Money. 3

E-book publishing. 5

Journalism Jobs. 5

News Ideas

List of leading newspapers around the world

News4Media: The Leading News Services for the Media

It is a useful source for story ideas. News4Media unites journalists and Pr’s (Public Relations) into industry communities online.

Café Babel

Café Babel is one of the oldest news websites in Europe and one of the firstmedia to experiment with collaborative journalism. True journalism lab, Café Babel.

Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French news agency, the oldest one in the world, and one of the three largest with Associated Press and Reuters.


ITAR_TASS is a major news agency in Russia, founded in 1902.Headquartered in Moscow, the agency has 74 offices in Russia and CIS, as well as 65 bureaus around the world.

Associated Press

The Associated Press is an American news agency organized as a New York not-for-profit corporation. The AP is a nonprofit cooperative owned by its contributing newspapers, radio and television stations in the United States, which both contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists.

Reuters brings you the latest news from around the world, covering breaking news in business, politics, entertainment, technology, and more in video and …

Google Trends

See the latest trends, data and visualisations from Google. Find out what’s trending near you right now.


Press Release Distribution

Email Marketing and Email List Manager | Mail Chimp

Online email marketing solution to manage contacts, send emails and track results. Offers plug-ins for other programs.

Best Cloud Based Email Services for Business



JournoBiz Forums,

A forum for journalists and wannabe journalists, at the same time as holding down their careers. Packed full of useful ideas

World’s Largest Professional Network | Linkedin

175 million+ members | Manage your professional identity. Build your profile and engage with your professional network. Access new knowledge, sources, insights and opportunities. A great way to promote yourself as a journalist.

Oxford First Tuesday

Provides a regular monthly opportunity for members of the Oxfordshire media community including those who work in broadcasting, film, web, publishing, print and public relations to network, train and socialise.

Darryl Wilcox Publishing

DWP not only provides occasional networking events for journalists with clients, but the also has an extensive freelance database you can join to enable you to market your services to potential clients and PR agencies.


Trade Unions | The Chartered Institute of Journalists

Group seeks to represent its members’ interests in the workplace, promote industry standards, and campaign to protect journalists…

NUJ – National Union of Journalists

The NUJ – the National Union of Journalists – is the organisation for all journalists in the UK and Ireland. The National Union of Journalists – NUJ – is committed to …

Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA)

(The Alliance) is the Australian trade union and professional organisation which covers the media, entertainment, sports and arts industries.

Communications, Energy and Paper workers the Union of Canada

The communications portion of CEP consists of workers from telecommunications (principally Bell Canada), private TV stations, newspapers, and commercial print and new media (such as Internet and web design). The large media component of communications (about 20,000 members) joined CEP in 1994 when members of the Canadian wing of NABET joined as well as newspaper members from the Canadian division of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).



NUJ London Freelance Fees Guide

Welcome to the Freelance Fees Guide. Look up the rate for the job!

UK Freelance ready reckoner – Andrew Bibby

The2011-12edition of the UK Freelance Ready Reckoner, produced by AndrewBibby, was published in July 2011. It is available here in HTML format, or can…

Freelance Fees Guide Canada

Freelance Fees Guide USA

Freelance Fees Guide Australia

Crikey’s Fee’s Guide to Australian Freelance journalism


Useful Organisations

European Journalism Centre

(EJC) has received financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance journalistic coverage of issues related to global development and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The Centre will provide a selection of innovative reporting projects with the necessary funds to enable journalists, editors, and development stakeholders to perform thorough research and to develop entirely new and experimental reporting and presentation methods. The programme will launch three rounds of open calls for proposals focusing on the eight European countries with the highest development spending, namely France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The average grant given is expected to be about €20.000 and 25 to 30 grants will be made available in 2013. More detailed information on the application procedure, deadlines, and the aims of the project can be found here .(Journalism Grants)

Journalism & Media Innovation – Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation aims to help sustain democracy by leading journalism to its best …..

Awards and Fellowships – American Journalism Review

Here you will find a list of organisations that offer awards, grants, fellowships


E-book publishing

Kindle Direct Publishing: Self-publish to Amazon’s Kindle Store

Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing allows you to self-publish your books and make them available on Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Mac, and PC.

For an example of a kindle published book see

Blurb book publishing software for both virtual and real books

Make your own book. Create beautiful photo books, custom books, wedding albums, cookbooks, photo albums. Make, publish, share and sell your book.

For an example of a blurb published book see


Journalism Jobs

Inspired select

Is an Oxford and London based specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to serving the publishing industry across all…

Gorkana Jobs.

Find the very latest PR and Journalism vacancies with GorkanaJobs. Search and apply for hundreds of public relations and journalist vacancies today.

South West Creative Jobs

Source the right skills from the best creative talent available in the South West region. Latest freelancers.

Hold the FrontPage

A roundup of news, jobs, information and contacts for journalists in the UK regional press.


Editorial jobs in the media for journalists, reporters, editors, bloggers,…


Guardian Media Jobs

Find the latest media jobs including work in TV, journalism, market research and digital media on Guardian Jobs.

Latest jobs with BBC


Note: thanks to all Oxford First Tuesday members and others who have provided suggestions.

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