Journalism tools and tech

Facebook Newswire offers journalists content verified by Storyful

Facebook Newswire has been sharing information verified by social newswire Storyful since late March, including images, relevant hashtags and breaking news updates

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 24/04/14

How to: build a StoryMap to take readers on a journey

Using StoryMapJS to tell stories across geographical locations

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 17/04/14

Tool for journalists: mattermap, for curating content

Create a mind map of crowdsourced information or quotes from the web using this free web tool

Posted by Abigail Edge on 15/04/14

Tool for journalists: Zapier, for automating web apps

Manage web data and work more efficiently by using this tool to automate actions between apps

Posted by Abigail Edge on 31/03/14

Tool for journalists: Snip.ly, to add text to pages you share

Add a custom message to any web pages you share with this free and simple link shortener

Posted by Abigail Edge on 24/03/14

How ReadWave wants to be a 'YouTube for writers'

The publishing platform, which limits articles to 800 words, hopes to build a community around topics and challenges for aspiring journalists

Posted by Alastair Reid on 19/03/14

Former journalist launches platform to 'share and save' news

Newspeg, a free platform for content curation and aggregation, offers journalists a visual way to collect and display content

Posted by Hannah Lawrence on 03/03/14

Social 'lie detector' will help journalists verify online rumours

Following the rumours that came out of the London riots, researchers are developing a platform to automatically verify information from social media

Posted by Abigail Edge on 27/02/14

Tool for journalists: Crazy Egg, for heat mapping web pages

Visualise where your web pages are getting clicks from visitors with this heat and scroll mapping tool

Posted by Abigail Edge on 18/02/14

Tool for journalist: Snapbird, for searching Twitter

Track down old tweets in your timeline, as well as favourites, mentions and direct messages

Posted by Abigail Edge on 10/02/14

Verification Handbook: Necessary tools for breaking news

The Verification Handbook, released yesterday by the European Journalism Centre, features tools and advice on verifying content in breaking news situations

Posted by Craig Silverman and Rina Tsubaki on 29/01/14

Tool for journalists: Is It Updated? for monitoring websites

Monitor websites and receive notifications when they are updated with this useful tool

Posted by Abigail Edge on 28/01/14

Tool for journalists: Spreecast, for social video conversations

Live-streaming platform for hosting or viewing videos with socially-integrated comments

Posted by Abigail Edge on 15/01/14

Sources and tools for data journalism

A speedy guide for journalists on finding data and tools for visualising it – with minimum coding skills required

Posted by Daniel Ionescu on 14/01/14

10 key skills for digital journalists to hone in 2014

As we enter a new year we have crowdsourced a checklist of 10 vital skills for journalists to produce digital content in the most effective ways

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 07/01/14

Tool for journalists: Embedplus, for customising YouTube

This tool lets you add scene markers, custom start/stop times, annotations and other features to YouTube videos

Posted by Abigail Edge on 03/01/14

Journalists can track topics on 'interest network' Prismatic

Re-launching this week as an 'content-centric' social network, Prismatic can be used by journalists to monitor subjects and research existing coverage

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 20/12/13

InformaCam app 'to help verify citizen media more securely'

A beta version of the Android app was showcased this week, highlighting how it could be used to capture and share images and video, with essential metadata recorded

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 12/12/13

Listly offers Twitter list integration to power collaboration

The platform, which lets users build lists with the online community, who can rank the content, can now link up to Twitter lists

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 11/12/13

7 ways news outlets can use Instagram

From crowdsourcing to delivering news snippets or content previews, here are seven ways media outlets are using Instagram to share images and video

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 05/12/13

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From our editors' blog

#Tip: Search Instagram pictures using Gramfeed

A tool for searching Instragram pictures by location, username or hashtag

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 30 October 2013

#Tip: Try this Embed Responsively tool

Embed Responsively works for content from a range of platforms, including YouTube, Google Maps and Vine

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 16 September 2013

#Tip: A great list of free tools for digital journalism

A list of visualisation tools, video tools, timeline tools and more

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 3 June 2013

#Tip: Try storytelling tool Cowbird - which now has embed option

Cowbird has been used by the National Geographic and other outlets as a storytelling tool

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 12 April 2013

#Tip: Some useful Chrome extensions for reporters

Chrome extensions for journalists

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 9 April 2013

#Tip: Tools for creating visualisations of data

A list of tools for visualising data

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 8 April 2013

Tool of the week for journalists: Taggstar, for adding links to your pictures

A free tool to allow readers to hover over images on your site and find links to videos, audio and more, and one that offers money making opportunities for publishers

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 18 October 2012

Tool of the week for journalists: Story Wheel, for easy audio slideshows

A quick and easy tool for turning your Instagram pictures into an audio slideshow

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 4 October 2012

#Tip of the day for journalists: Take a look at this list of tech and tools

A list of tools and technology for journalists

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 24 September 2012

Tool of the week for journalists: Cowbird, for unedited storytelling

A storytelling tool to allow people to tell stories in their own words, pictures, audio and maps

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 14 August 2012

Tool of the week for journalists: WolframAlpha

WolframAlpha is an internet research tool that journalists should know about

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 19 July 2012

Tool of the week for journalists: Datawrapper, for quick data visualisations

A data journalism visualisation tool as recommended by Simon Rogers of the Guardian's Datastore

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 29 June 2012

#jpod: Why publishers are 'excited' about Windows 8 tablets

This podcast looks at the Financial Times Windows 8 app and hears how the release of the new operating system could be a game changer in the tablet market

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 1 June 2012

CoveritLive switches to paid-only service

Popular liveblogging platform CoverItLive has announced the end of its free usage tier, becoming an entirely paid for subscription service

Posted by Daniel Bentley on 1 June 2012

Bitly launches 'bitmark' social bookmarking service

Bitly, the popular link shortener used by lots of news websites, announces its ‘bitmark’ service

Posted by Daniel Bentley on 29 May 2012

Tool of the week for journalists: Transcribe, a Chrome web app that saves time

A free toll that allows you to transcribe an audio interview without having the toggle between a text-editing document and audio player

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 25 May 2012

Tool of the week for journalists: Geofeedia, to locate real-time photos, videos and tweets

A great new tool that can help journalists verify breaking news stories

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 17 May 2012

Social magazine app Flipboard adds audio

Flipboard partners with SoundCloud, National Public Radio and Public Radio International to add audio, making the social magazine a multimedia experience

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 16 May 2012

#jpod - How web analytics can provide story leads and new angles

Reporting from analytics and using real-time to influence editorial decisions

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 11 May 2012

Tweetbot partners with Storify to allow Twitter conversation sharing

Create mini Storifys of a Twitter conversation in a swipe and three taps with the Tweetbot update

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 1 May 2012
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