24 Tools for Journalists to Explore in 2015

Journalism Tools
Dec 29, 2014 · 4 min read
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1. Plague

Plague works like a virus. When you spread information, it goes to the users who are closest to you physically.

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2. Wire

A new way to write, talk, share pictures, music and video with people on phones, tablets and desktops.

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3. Opinion

Opinion is the first easy to use podcast maker for iPhone. It comes with a revolutionary touch friendly interface.

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4. Pixelmator

Pixelmator is a powerful image editor that gives you everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images.

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5. Storehouse

Storehouse lets you combine photos, videos, and text into beautiful stories.

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6. Grasswire

The Internet’s missing newsroom, sourced from people on the ground, curated by everyone. Coming in January 2015.

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7. Infobitt

An effort to organize the news like Wikipedia.

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8. SAM

SAM is a simple-to-use platform that enables comprehensive social media search, curation and storytelling for teams.

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9. Jamsnap

Jamsnap allows you to snap a photo, add sounds, and share your it with people close to you.

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10. Storyform

Transform static blog posts and photos into immersive narratives chosing from a host of templates with full screen video and imagery.

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11. Reported.ly

Reported.ly wants to tell stories from around the world, serving online communities as primary platforms for reporting.

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12. Newsclip

Newsclip helps you discover and organize journalistic information searching a variety of data sources for the subjects in your story.

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13. Timeline

Timeline offers meaningful news stories through historical perspectives weaving events into rich, compelling stories.

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14. Slated

Slated is a translating keyboard. It can replace your keyboard in other apps, letting you converse in another language.

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15. Wikiwash

Track Wikipedia edits in real time. Follow breaking stories as they are written.

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16. Sway

Sway is an intelligent app that helps you easily create an interactive web-based canvas of your ideas.

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17. Deepr

A new German crowdfunding platform for independent journalism. Ad-free quality journalism selected by readers, written by independent journalists.

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18. Hive

A new platform for backing crowdsourcing websites.

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19. Dective.io

A tool to add structure to data-driven investigations.

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20. Replay

A great video editor for Instagram and other social media accounts.

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21. Fold

Fold is a context creation platform for journalists and storytellers, allowing them to structure and craft complex stories.

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22. Yby

A new collaborative mapping platform that allows users to draw points, polygons and areas, and associate media content to them.

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23. MapBuildr

Google Map making has never been simpler — it now takes seconds instead of minutes to build a Google Map.

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24. The Grid

The Grid promisses the power of artificial intelligence to take videos, images, text, urls and more — and automatically shape them into a custom website.


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