The Internet and social media platforms have forever altered how news and information are delivered.
Professional reporters, along with legions of citizen journalists and bloggers worldwide, are producing reports instantly via their blog pages and networks such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. These reporters are also using platforms such as Storify and Foursquare in innovative ways to track and report breaking news and gather information through crowd sourcing.
This trend will continue to accelerate globally with 3G phone networks and a growing use of mobile devices such as android phones and iPhones.
The information on this site is intended to be an introduction to the latest techniques to share information and interact with viewers using software and tools that are free and easy to use. The goal is to provide you with an overview of how to tell stories with text, videos, photos and interactive maps using the latest social-media and information-sharing platforms.