24 Tools for Journalists to Explore in 2015

Journalism Tools
4 min readDec 29, 2014

1. Plague

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

2. Wire

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

3. Opinion

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

4. Pixelmator

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

5. Storehouse

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

6. Grasswire

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

7. Infobitt

An effort to organize the news like Wikipedia.

8. SAM

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

9. Jamsnap

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

10. Storyform

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

11. Reported.ly

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

12. Newsclip

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

13. Timeline

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

14. Slated

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

15. Wikiwash

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

16. Sway

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

17. Deepr

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

18. Hive

A new platform for backing crowdsourcing websites.

19. Dective.io

A tool to add structure to data-driven investigations.

20. Replay

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

21. Fold

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

22. Yby

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

23. MapBuildr

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

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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