Here are some of my of my go-to resources sorted by category. Also be sure to check Jeremy Caplan’s Digital Journalism Toolkit from AEJMC 2017.


    • JAMOVI: my favorite free statistics program. It is an offshoot of JASP. I prefer its tools for editing variables and it isn’t too CPU intensive relative to JASP.
    • JASP: my second favorite free statistics program. It organizes analyses better than JAMOVI and has more data visualization options.
    • a DOI look up service.
    • JANE: type in your abstract and JANE returns it’s best guess for where to submit your work.
    • OpenBroadcasterSoftware: a powerful (though a bit clunky) and free program for recording anything that happens on a computer screen. This is great for analyzing video game play for later content analysis. It can be tricky to configure so I wrote a bare bones quick-start guide for recording video game play (link).
    • DMIDI: The Decision Making Individual Differences Inventory has loads of information on a variety of scales. Most are specific to psychology. It contains descriptive info on the scales as well citations for the originating articles.
    • Media exposure measures: a website that allows researchers to search for media exposure measures and learn about the quality and application of these measures in previous research
    • Face stimulus images: a large collection of faces for use in experimental stimuli
    • Mock Social Media Website Tool: Simulate social media sites for research.
    • Academic writing advice for PhD students: Lucy Foulkes wrote a handy guide to help you get the most out of writing time.

job market

    • Kevin Wong’s Navigating the Job Market: Kevin did a great job breaking down the most essential things you need to do to get started and stay organized during the job hunt–a strongly dehumanizing process that requires some grit.
    • Going to the industry: Nicole Betz lists strategies for taking your PhD into the industry of your choice.


    • Poll Everywhere: this is great for real time polls in class. It plugs directly into PowerPoint. The free version lets you poll up to 40 people. Results display live and the answers can be numerical or text based. I’ve found it to be fun for engagement in larger lectures.
    • Hemingway Editor: a very simple site that lets students enter text to see common writing errors. The focus is less on simple grammar and more on maximizing clarity by writing simply.
    • Kinolab: an extensive collection of film and TV clips geared for education and non-commercial use


    • Spoonflower: This service allows you to print large, 300 dpi posters to cloth instead of paper
    • Piktochart: this site helps you create infographics
    • Poster design inspiration: Nicholas Wu shared a few poster designs that are… amazing.