sStory sStory is designed to make it easy to tell beautiful stories on the web with a variety of media. It will take care of the presentation and technical aspects of telling a story through the web so that creators can focus on the narrative and gathering great material. sStory is an open-source self-hosted solution so that creators, journalists, and newsrooms can publish their work online without trusting someone else’s server or terms of service. It is also meant to be customized and extended, Pull Requests and ideas welcome! Easily stitch together sections made of photos, videos, sounds, maps and moreFocused on beautiful presentation and interactionsExtendable, made to fit into pre-existing systems and CMSSupports YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, and more for embedding mediaYour story’s structure is stored in hand-editable JSON
NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained Two factors opened the way for the rapid expansion of surveillance over the past decade: the fear of terrorism created by the 9/11 attacks and the digital revolution that led to an explosion in cell phone and internet use. But along with these technologies came an extension in the NSA’s reach few in the early 1990s could have imagined. Details that in the past might have remained private were suddenly there for the taking. Chris Soghoian
HTML5 This Version: Latest Published Version: Latest Version of HTML: Latest Editor's Draft of HTML: The Migrants Files - Detective.io The Migrants' Files project was launched in August 2013 by a group of European journalists who joined forces to accurately calculate and report the deaths of emigrants seeking refuge in Europe. This pan-European consortium of journalists is partially funded by the European non-profit organization Journalismfund.eu. Subscribe to the Migrants Files newsletter for quarterly updates. They know their lives are at risk, yet each year thousands of people from Africa, the Middle East and beyond — war refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants — leave their homes and try to reach the promised land of Europe. On the third of October 2013, more than 360 would-be emigrants drowned off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa. A catastrophe of this dimension grabbed the media’s attention for a while and won the sympathy of the general public.
20 tools and apps for digital journalists Storytelling tools: Five easy ways to create visual stories that can be embedded within a news story 1. Storify: A journalist favourite Hub - Find, grab and organize all kinds of data and media from online sources. OutWit Hub Light is free and fully operational, but doesn’t include the automation features and limits the extraction to one or few hundred rows, depending on the extractor. When purchasing the Pro version, you will receive a key to remove these limitations and unlock all advanced features. Buy Now. Friends and enemies in the Middle East. Who is connected to whom? - interactive As the US and UK are set to again commit to military involvement in the Middle East, this interactive visualises the intricate, complex and sometimes hidden relationships and alliances across the region. Its tangled, opened state is meant as a kind of visual joke, showing how its fabric defies simple solutions. You can filter relationship types ‘on’ and ‘off’ in the bottom left and also rollover and click on different players to get a clarified view. Understandably, this is an ongoing, evolving diagram which we hope to add to. So feel free to help us make this diagram more accurate.
Chris Milk, Spike Jonze, and VICE News Bring the First-Ever Virtual Reality Newscast to Sundance What if, instead of watching a news broadcast about the latest protest, you could walk into it? Digital artist and video director Chris Milk, filmmaker and VICE creative director Spike Jonze, and VICE News have partnered to do just that, producing the first-ever virtual reality news broadcast, and bringing a new dimension — literally — to coverage of the recent protests against police killings. The film — "VICE News VR: Millions March" — takes viewers into the December 13 rally that saw 60,000 protesters descend on the streets of New York to demand greater police accountability. The experiment will premiere on the new VRSE app developed by Milk to distribute virtual reality experiences, and will be unveiled Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. In the video, VICE News correspondent Alice Speri follows marchers as they fill Washington Square Park with signs and banners, block traffic on Broadway, and lie down in the middle of the street in a "die-in" demonstration.
Facebook May Host News Sites’ Content Photo Nothing attracts news organizations like . And nothing makes them more nervous. With 1.4 billion users, the social media site has become a vital source of traffic for publishers looking to reach an increasingly fragmented audience glued to smartphones. In recent months, Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an external site. Simple Share Buttons This page is a temporary measure, while I work on the Simple Share Buttons HTML Generator! In the meantime, I figured it’s only fair, to share the share buttons in a plain HTML format. Trade Fairly Online Shop First things first (although you may have thought it last), you need to style your buttons. Here is some pretty basic CSS code that will apply the default settings, best placed within your <HEAD> tags (it’ll work just before the buttons though if you can only place it there).
Unity Manual Unity is made to empower you to create the best interactive entertainment or multimedia experience that you can. This manual is designed to help you learn how to use Unity, from basic to advanced techniques. It can be read from start to finish or used as a reference. If you find that any question you have is not answered in this manual please ask on Unity Answers or Unity Forums. You will be able to find your answer there. 20 tools and resources every journalist should experiment with Tools have always come from the need to carry out a specific task more effectively. It's one of the main differences between human beings and the rest of the animal kingdom. We may still be slaves to the same old evolutionary urges but we sure know how to eat noodles in style. In journalism, an abstract tool for uncovering the most interesting and insightful information about society, we can generally boil the workflow down to four stages: finding, reporting, producing and distributing stories.
50+ (Mostly) Free Excel Add-Ins For Any Task There is no doubt about it – Excel is one powerful tool. However, it has does have its limitations. That is where add-ins come in to play. Microsoft has been kind enough to open its code base and allow third party developers to extend the functionality of Excel. These add-ins make data analysis and manipulation easier and have practical applications in the business world. "Guerilla Open Access Manifesto" Skip to main content Guerilla Open Access Manifesto Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.