Freeware or open source applications for citizen journalists:

complete photo editing and manipulation package: Gimp
professional layout & desktop publishing (newspapers, books, etc.): Scribus
cutting and editing audiofiles: Audacity
video editing easy: Wavepad
video editing for professionals: Blender (with 3D modelling), Lightworks (beta)
Tool for downloading YouTube videos: YouTube downloader

Digital version of Backpack Journalism Manual:

Being a backpack Journalist


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