The following are guides, tools, collections of tips etc on using computers in journalism is a news and resource site that focuses on how the Internet, convergence and new technologies are changing the media. The site offers tips, news and commentary about online journalism, citzen's media, digital storytelling, converged news operations and using the Internet as a reporting tool.
Contains web tips and other advice that could be useful to journalists.

Computer-assisted research: by the Poynter Institute’s Nora Paul:
Internet for Hacks: by Martin Huncker
This site offers solutions that give you the ability to meaningfully visualise, query and analyze even the most complex data, from combating terrorism or fraud, to underpinning the development of sound business intelligence.
This site identifies the factors contributing to an issue, evaluating their probable causes and effects and understanding the relationships between them. It increases the ability to rapidly achieve a broad-based understanding of complex situations.
This is an award-winning Web browser. Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. This browser claims improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy.
The dtSearch product can instantly search terabytes of text across a desktop, network, Internet or Intranet site. dtSearch products also serve as tools for publishing, with instant text searching, large document collections to Web sites or CD/DVDs.
This site makes it easy to organise, search, and manage information. askSam provides a way to arrange information and create searchable databases from Web pages, Email, PDF files, texts, and Word documents.
ZyLAB’s Information Access Platform provides a way to archive, find and share paper and electronic information, email and multimedia. ZyLAB is a leading provider of information access solutions to over 7,500 sites and 35, 000 users worldwide.
TamoSoft develops security and network monitoring software for the Internet and Local Area Networks. They offer professional tools that support the latest standards, protocols, software, and hardware for both wired and wireless networks.
VisualRoute helps determine if a connectivity problem is due to an ISP, the Internet, or the web site you – or your customers – are trying to reach, and pinpoints the network where a problem occurs.
This site traces and reports hackers, finding out where a suspect intruder is located, where a malicious email originated, or validating the location of a website. This is key information to identify security threats, track and report abusers.
This frequently updated website has been established to provide the public with information regarding Internet domain name registration services.
This site shows how to convert paper documents in electronic format and how to store and manage digital information through the use of IRIS products and services. This site provides the opportunity to purchase advanced technical tools for optical character recognition.
Document conversion software – eliminating the manual reproduction of documents – is sold on this site. Company information, news, product information and industry features are also available on
This site allows you to download a page for recent updates and full version downloads, via the web or anonymous ftp. Freeware is available and Shareware can be purchased for Windows. An online support board is available where issues and questions are tackled.
TechSmith is the world’s leading provider of screen capture and recording software for individual and professional use. On this site products can be purchased; download video codecs and software accessories and you can learn how to use TechSmith products.
This site provides product information for Jetico, Inc.This company develops and supports BestCrypt and BCWipe software applications – strong, reliable and
easy-to-use data encryption and data deletion packages for Windows 95/98/ME, Windows 2000/NT/2003 Server/XP/XP x64 Edition, and Linux operating systems.
This site provides access to free email privacy and identity protection with Cipher Mail. Ciphire Mail is a powerful email security tool and requires no learning. This site gives information about how to download and install this mail security package.
This site sells products that provide encryption for data, privacy for customers and brand insurance. These products are for enterprises, departments, and individuals to protect all information stored on their computer including email and document security.
Search engine for the Microsoft Network (MSN).

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