Why newsrooms need storytelling tools and what we’ve learnt building them

David Bauer
NZZ Open
Published in
11 min readJan 18, 2017

Update, October 2019: How we stopped making all graphics by hand and started printing from our graphics toolbox

It’s 2017 and the best digital journalism is better than ever. However, the average story has barely improved over recent years. The kind of story that gets written dozens of times a day. The story that describes unemployment numbers, but doesn’t show them. The story that describes specific places, but doesn’t locate them on a map.