Knowing what tools journalists use to do their jobs can help Publicity Hounds, who need to do research for articles, opinion columns, letters to the editor, and sometimes even pitches to journalists and bloggers.
Amy Gahran, content strategist and info-provocateur from Boulder, Colorado, lists her Top 3 Online Tools for Journalists for Poynter Online.
- Furl, a free service where you can store a complete copy of any webpage to create your own personal online full-text-searchable library of interesting stuff.
- RSS feeds—A way to “subscribe” to content on the web and have it delivered directly to your desktop, bypassing email and spam filters.
- Feed search engines, such as Technorati, which lets you stay on top of the blogs.
Amy shares the handout she’ll distribute this weekend when she speaks at the Society for Professional Journalists conference in Chicago.