More great ideas on free tools for your sites

This list comes courtesy of Lisa Bu, New Media Content Director at Wisconsin Public Radio. PhD candidate in Journalism at UW-Madison.

We haven’t met Lisa but her compilation is pretty impressive.

We’re especially excited to take a look at Kaltura — an open-source video editing solution. Anyone who has tried it we’d ask that you let us know your thoughts.

Now, more from Lisa …

There are tons of free and good tools online to help public broadcasters (and others) accomplish essential online media tasks such as creating and posting image, audio and video files, having audience share content with one another, and so on. Below are some of the free and easy tools that I have accumulated so far. Please add yours to the list and together we can build an impressive online tool kit for public media. (Click here for the rest of her list)

As always, please post your suggestions for tools and we’ll keep sharing them with the followers here.


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4 responses to “More great ideas on free tools for your sites

  1. is an obvious target. It’s an open file with room to grow. And the Topical Index may hold more of interest.

  2. Charlie Lindahl

    You had asked for feedback about Kaltura: we’re just starting to study and soon to deploy it in our environment (large university web). One thing to realize about Kaltura is its amazing depth; also realize that there are TWO Kaltura sites to check – and .

    The “.com” site covers their tools (video editor, media uploader), and their “.org” site covers “under the hood” stuff like plugins for almost all CMS systems and programming libraries for PHP, Java, Ruby, etc.. VERY deep and flexible, and of course all the better because it is open source!

    This project (BFP) is also fascinating, particularly coming from a University/educational environment.

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