How They Did It: Part II

Storytelling Tools Newsrooms Actually Use.


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The Rise of Islamic State. Interactive Video by BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28116033

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. http://kettlecorn-edit.innovation-series.com/


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

https://beta.racontr.com/projects/irak-reportage-en-guerre-sainte/

Tool: Racontr

Racontr is the combination between an interactive storytelling software and a publishing platform. https://beta.racontr.com


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

http://www.klynt.net/projects/

Tool: Klynt

A powerfull interactive storytelling tool allowing video, audio, maps,diagrams, mindmaps, dataviz, timelines… http://www.klynt.net/v3/


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

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/dow-30

Tool: Tableau Story Points

Story Points is a new way to build a narrative from data with visualization tool Tableau. http://www.tableausoftware.com/


13

Two Explosions Strike Boston Marathon. A Storify by Mashable.

https://storify.com/mashable/two-explosions-strike-boston-marathon

Tool: Storify

Storify is a drag-and-drop story editor connecting social media and other web content. https://storify.com/


14

Jong Verzet. A Picture Story by VRT News

http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/binnenland/1.2153133

Tool: Exposure

Platform to create impactful photo narratives. https://exposure.co/


15

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

http://creative.nydailynews.com/worldsfair

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. https://www.creatavist.com/


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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/2014/newsspec_8702/index.html

Tool: Shorthand

An intuitive tool to create beautifull and engaging stories combining video, text, audio,… http://shorthand.com/


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

http://www.normantranscript.net/special_sections/oneyearlater/

Tool: Aesop Story Engine

A collection of components to tell rich, interactive stories in any WordPress theme. http://aesopstoryengine.com/


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Fighting ISIS. On the march with the Peshmerga. A Scrolling Story by BILD.

https://www.storehouse.co/stories/o7rg6- fighting-isis-pt-2

Tool: Storehouse

A mobile app that blends beautiful typography, full-bleed photos, video clips, and music into compelling narratives. https://www.storehouse.co/


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

https://steller.co/stories/323885043317474453

Tool: Steller

A free mobile storytelling app, lets users create photo and video stories in a flipbook format. https://steller.co/


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Die Maus im All. A Scrolling Story by WDR.

http://spezial.wdrmaus.de/die-maus-im-all#6754

Tool: Pageflow

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


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

http://storybuilder.jumpstart.ge/en/scientology-in-sa

Tool: Storybuilder

StoryBuilder allows to combine media content into a creative story. You can download the story and host it where you want. http://storybuilder.jumpstart.ge


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Reuters Pictures Of The Year. A Micro Site by Photographica

https://readymag.com/photographica/reuters2014/

Tool: ReadyMag

Create micro sites, magazines, photo stories, portfolios and presentations using only one tool. https://readymag.com/


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: journalismtools.mailbox@gmail.com

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

Still looking for examples using Storyform, & Pagekit.