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A visual storytelling tool called Dialective is still in an early phase of development but is another example of a platform aiming to provide journalists with a new way of telling a story online.

Dialective allows you to create visual, interactive stories based on a template. You can choose from a range of templates and build a story by adding text and images. The story can be embedded.

The platform is still in an early beta phase but there are plans to develop it further, adding functionality to enable users to add maps and other rich media.

I created a sample story which I have embedded below. It is based on a post we published yesterday on Journalism.co.uk headlined 'five tips for reporters entering the digital journalism world'. If you click on any of the five bubbles you will see an explainer of each point.



Speaking at last night's Hacks/Hackers London, a meet up of journalists and technologists, Arturo Calvo Devesa and Miguel de Vega Rodrigo showcased the tool in a three-minute lightning pitch.

The team, who are currently based at Google Campus in London, explained how the idea that "a wealth of information creates poverty of attention" inspired them to create the platform.

Dialective is free to use for non-commercial purposes or a pro account costs $9.95 a month.

The team is currently looking for feedback.

Notes from last night's Hacks/Hackers are at this link.

Disclaimer: I am one of the organisers of Hacks/Hackers London.

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