Resource Library

Here is the English/Arabic resource library for the July 21-25 workshop in online/citizen journalism hosted by the Journalism Training Program at the American University of Beirut. If the material was a blog post or is elsewhere posted on the web, we link to the original. If a blog post or other resource has been translated for this course, you can download the document (either .doc or .pdf) from this site. We’re adding new resources daily, so please check back often or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Overview | Blogging | Image Editing | Social Web | Multimedia Packages | Audio | SoundSlides | Video

A note about translation: Unfortunately, while we intend for this to be a resource for Arab journalists, there is far more content in English than in Arabic. If you happen to be fluent in both languages and would like to contribute to this ongoing project by translating some of the materials offered here, please contact me by submitting a comment at the bottom of this page. We can offer a credit (and a link) as payment if you’re inclined to help.

Finally, this is a work in progress. Our aim is first to aggregate materials and translations, then we will organize them and focus on consistency.

General Must-Haves

Journalism 2.0, an invaluable guide by Mark Briggs in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

“And then there were eight,” media consolidation map by Mother Jones magazine

Ethics of Online Journalism

Robert Niles, recent founder of SensibleTalk and former editor of USC Annenberg’s Online Journalism Review, outlined the ethics of online journalism (عربي) [translated by Jamal Aridi] on OJR’s wiki.

The Knight Citizen News Network lists several principles of citizen journalism, including accuracy, thoroughness, fairness, transparency, and independence. They also link to resources to help citizens and journalists adhere to these standards.’s Bloggers’ Code of Ethics, which also contains a link to the U.S. Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.

In Bahrain, Ahmed Al-Aradi of Al-Waqt and keeper of the blog have proposed a Bloggers’ Code of Ethics Against Sectarianism.

Learning Modules

Knight Citizen News Network Helping citizens and journalists amplify news


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