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Journalists are busy people and they often use the same old tools and resources because of the lack of time and motivation to try something new.

If you too feel like you are stuck in the rut, fear not. Jeremy Caplan’s article featured in Poynter’s ‘Try this! Tools for journalism’ weekly newsletter brings you 30 new ideas and tutorials to try this summer.

Explore apps to help you take a break from staring at a screen all day, or instal browser plug-ins that track how a story is doing on social.

"If someone you know could use a smile this week, try messaging them with JazzKeys, a sweet and simple new free service that turns a message you type into jazz," reads one of the tips, which sounds lovely.

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