How They Did It: Part II

Storytelling Tools Newsrooms Actually Use.


The Rise of Islamic State. Interactive Video by BBC News

Tool: Kettlecorn

KettleCorn is a customized version of Mozilla Popcorn Maker, tailored to the needs of journalists. Quickly synchronize text, photos, maps and wikipedia articles with audio or video.


Irak, reportage en guerre sainte. Scrolling Story by La Voix Du Nord

Tool: Racontr

Racontr is the combination between an interactive storytelling software and a publishing platform.


Medals: An interactive production about the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic games [Russian] by RIA Novosti.

Tool: Klynt

A powerfull interactive storytelling tool allowing video, audio, maps,diagrams, mindmaps, dataviz, timelines…


The History of the Dow 30. An interactive data visualization with story points by CNBC.

Tool: Tableau Story Points

Story Points is a new way to build a narrative from data with visualization tool Tableau.


Two Explosions Strike Boston Marathon. A Storify by Mashable.

Tool: Storify

Storify is a drag-and-drop story editor connecting social media and other web content.


Jong Verzet. A Picture Story by VRT News

Tool: Exposure

Platform to create impactful photo narratives.


1964 World’s Fair: When the world came to Queens. A Scrolling Story by The New York Daily News.

Tool: Creatavist

Creatavist empowers you to tell beautiful stories composed of text, images, video, maps and more. You are not limited to a given format or platform.


Voices from the mall. A Scrolling Interactive by BBC News.

Tool: Shorthand

An intuitive tool to create beautifull and engaging stories combining video, text, audio,…


One Year Later. An interactive story by The Norman Transcript.

Tool: Aesop Story Engine

A collection of components to tell rich, interactive stories in any WordPress theme.


Fighting ISIS. On the march with the Peshmerga. A Scrolling Story by BILD. fighting-isis-pt-2

Tool: Storehouse

A mobile app that blends beautiful typography, full-bleed photos, video clips, and music into compelling narratives.


MH17. 4 Days in Donetsk. A Mobile Picture Story by cameraman Wojciech Treszczynski

Tool: Steller

A free mobile storytelling app, lets users create photo and video stories in a flipbook format.


Die Maus im All. A Scrolling Story by WDR.

Tool: Pageflow

A custom designed tool (open source) for German Public Broadcaster WDR allowing multimedia storytelling with video, text, audio, webcontent.


Revealed: Scientology in South Africa. A Scrolling Story by Mail & Guardian.

Tool: Storybuilder

StoryBuilder allows to combine media content into a creative story. You can download the story and host it where you want.


Reuters Pictures Of The Year. A Micro Site by Photographica

Tool: ReadyMag

Create micro sites, magazines, photo stories, portfolios and presentations using only one tool.

This is a growing list of storytelling tools and platforms as they are actually used by different newsrooms and journalists. Know any other great examples? Leave a comment or send us a mail:

Don’t forget to check: ‘How They Did It’ Part I

Still looking for examples using Storyform, & Pagekit.