Resource Guide for Local and Niche Sites: Technology & Tools

One of the goals of the New Business Models for News Project is to help local sites grow into sustainable operations. Toward that end, we’ve identified some of the best sources of information on a variety of technology topics relevant to running a small website.

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The resource guide was compiled by Jordan Shakeshaft and Alex Abad-Santos. Funded under grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism.

Technology & Tools

• All about HTML and Cascading Style Sheets from

• David Chase of SunValleyOnline on what to look for when choosing a Content Management System (CMS).

• Here are links to the most popular free CMS platforms: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, and others.

• Students at the University of Missouri are exploring best practices in mobile journalism.

• Top 3 iPhone apps and top 10 Android apps for journalists.

• Lifehacker readers voted for their favorite hosting services.