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List of tools for digital journalists and news organizations

Bit.ly – URL shortner; offers an enterprise analytics platform that helps web publishers and brands grow their social media traffic (e.g. used by Huffington Post)

Chartbeat – Real-time analytics tool to measure engagement with content instead of PageImpressions, views only. Currently used by TechCrunch, Poynter, CNNMoney, Nieman Lab, The New York Times, and Wired.

Audio  Audioboo – a mobile & web platform that allows you to record and share audio (e.g.: BBC Radio Cornwall)

Citizen Journalism

Reddit – used for live-«blogging» (Aurora Theater shooting, Sikh Temple Oak Creek shooting)
Community Management

Adaptive Semantics «Julia» – system that maintains your community standards, rewards engagement, and includes member reports and profiling (e.g. used by Huffington Post)


Content Curation

Liquid Newsroom – (not public) a platform for real-time news curation and ultra-fast editing

Publish2 – content re-packaging and curation tool and platform, local advertising

ScribbleLive – platform and tools for live blogging and real-time news

Storify – compose your social media stories

Storyful – a newsgathering platform


Country Switch / Geographical content filters

TunnelBear – Access content from countries if geographical filters apply (e.g. some used it to watch BBC’s Olympic coverage or iPlayer although not living in the UK)


Headline a/b tests

Twitter – You can run a/b headline tests with the help of Twitter (how? Chris Wilson explains; Huffington Posts uses it as well); a/b tests were used if you want to see which of two options a and b perform better

Photos / Pics

Animated Gif’s – used for storytelling during the London Olympics 2012 The Atlantic and Buzzfeed

Twitpic – share photos with the Twittersphere (e.g. Janis Krums photo of the Hudson river plane crash) 
Real-time search

Topsy.com – real-time search engine for the social web; (e.g. used to track the history of tweets when @ReutersTech account was hacked and changed to @ReutersMe)
Techniques: Scraping

Check «Scraping for journalists» (by Paul Bradshaw)

OutWitHub – Explores the depths of the Web for you, automatically collecting and organizing data and media from online sources

Google Refine – tool for working with «messy data,» can grab webpages, too (how it works screencasts here)

ScraperWiki – a web-based platform or data hub, where programmers write scripts to get, clean and analyse data sets – used by e.g The Guardian

Trend Monitoring

NewsWhip – Social feed monitoring

Social Amplifier – List your most social content

Spike – English language news trending on social networks


Video / Streaming

Bambuser – to live stream video (e.g.: was used during Arab Spring)

iMovie – to edit your video footage (e.g.: j-school tutorials)

Snapz Pro X – record anything on your screen, saving it as a QuickTime® movie or screenshot (e.g. animated GIFs for Olympic Games London 2012)


Video Streaming / Broadcast

Livestream broadcaster – portable wireless encoder for your own video live streams

YouTube – to host your videos or to launch your own news channel

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