More free Web tools

It’s quite possible to find something useful and free online every day.  Here are a few sites that might come in handy when you’re looking to send off big files,  you need audio or images that won’t get you in copyright trouble or you’re looking to build a portfolio site quickly.

1. – a free Web-based service for transfering up to 2GB of files to up to 20 people at once.  Need to get large files back to multiple people in the newsroom all at once?  Here’s an option.

2) – if you’re looking for music to use without fear of copyright violaton, check out this site, or for images to include in a graphic or a blog post, look to

3) – for all those soon-to-be graduates of journalism schools out there.  Consider this a source for an “instant portfolio site.”  To see a good example of how one journalist used the site, you might check out Adam Westbrook’s page.

Thanks to Jeremy Caplan, Director of Education for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, for these cool tools.