Digital Journalism Resources

INFOACTIVE — This site is a how-to primer for creating publishable eye-grabbing infographics. Created by Trina Chiasson, a Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute research fellow. Site also features an e-book titled Data + Design: A Simple Introduction to Preparing and Visualizing Information. It’s an open-source, 299-page tome available for free downloading on the main website, written by more than 50 contributors in 14 different countries.

The Journalism Center on Children and Families: LIFELINES — Stories from the Human Safety Net. A site that features reporting on social work. This is a helpful link for J-schools and social work schools to deepen mutual understanding and respect —

Knight News Challenge Bridge Grants — Learn more about these projects and download the open-source software created through the program —

The Knight News Challenge Bridge Grants provided funding for AEJMC members to develop innovative and creative applications of software already created through the Knight News Challenge. The goal is to implement these projects in the classroom to enhance the education of future journalists.

Through the Knight Foundation grant, 21 projects have been funded. Information on these projects are outlined below by grant year.  Grant recipients will be happy to share information and advice for duplicating their projects on your campus. For more information on the specific projects, contact information is provided for the person who developed each project.

While the AEJMC/Knight Bridge Grant program is now over, a new micro-grant program has been created through the Online News Association. For more information, see the link below.

Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education — The Online News Association is working with several journalism foundations to award $35,000 micro-grants to schools to fund collaborative news experiments. Learn more about this program at

Free teaching resource on the future of journalismSearchlights and Sunglasses: Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism — published by Knight Foundation in collaboration with the University of Missouri’s Donald Reynolds Journalism Institute. Link:

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