Journalists interested in building a community news Web site from scratch can now access a resource put out by the Knight Citizen News Network (KCNN) that aims to help journalists create a low-cost multimedia site.
The Freebies List
Search Engine Optimization & Metrics- Simply put, paying attention to your site's metrics and SEO can increase your traffic.
Content Management Systems- Systems used to manage the content of a Web site.
Slideshows & Presentations- Put together a dramatic slideshow or share presentations across the Web.
Multimedia- When text alone won't do. Contains links to audio and video editing resources as well as interactive templates.
Advertising- Just how are you supposed to make money with your site?
RSS Readers- Organize your favorite links, blogs and news sites.
E-Newsletters- Get out the word fast with a group email.
Logo and Web Design- Use these resources for your logo and other design needs.
Mapping- 'Where?' is best answered by a map.
Wikis and Collaboration- Work together. A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content.
Social Networking- A social network builds online communities of people with similar interests, backgrounds or ideas.
Government Investigative Resources- The role of journalists is to provide a check on government. These links will get you started.
Phone Services- Speak to anyone, around the world, for free.
Other- When all other categories won't work.