- Using DocumentCloud: A Digital Tools Tutorial
- This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of the American Press Institute and Knight Foundation.
- Originally Broadcast On:
- January 31, 2013
- Time Estimate:
- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
In this virtual classroom, participants can join in a seminar led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty. This screencast includes live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.
- This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
- January 31, 2013 Enroll Now
- Watch and listen to the original one-hour Webinar in its entirety. This Webinar recording features the full presentation led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty including Q&A from the audience and resources from the presenter.
Hundreds of newsrooms around the world use DocumentCloud to analyze, annotate and publish primary source documents. Join us to find out how you can use this free tool in your own work.
We’ll walk you through all of these steps and show you how you can implement DocumentCloud in your newsroom to enhance and highlight your journalism.
Documents have long been the backbone of watchdog reporting. Journalists can better deal with and understand their documents electronically with DocumentCloud.
This training event is part of a series on digital tools in partnership with the American Press Institute and The Poynter Institute, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
See more tools in the Digital Tools Catalog
Quick Start Guide
What Will I Learn:
- How to upload a variety of file formats from PDF to scanned images
- How to make documents fully searchable
- How to visualize information on a timeline
- How to search across multiple documents
- How to highlight and notate documents
- How to publish documents online
Who Should Take this Course:
Anyone who uses primary-source documents in their reporting or wants to publish these documents.
Jaimi Dowdell joined IRE as training director in 2008. Before that she was computer-assisted reporting editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In addition to her work at the Post-Dispatch, she taught a CAR course for Washington University in St. Louis. She received her master’s degree from the University of Missouri.
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